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PRESS RELEASE

Rasheed Responds to Shooting in Ward 7

On February 14, 2024, three police officers were shot while serving an animal cruelty warrant at a home in Ward 7. The shooting forced multiple schools to go into lockdown.

Of the shooting, Veda Rasheed said, "The continued violence in our community is unacceptable, especially when it affects our children. As someone who has been personally and directly impacted by gun violence, I know how insurmountable the suffering can feel when confronted with these senseless acts."

Feb
14
2024

nEWS sTORY

Veda Rasheed announces council bid for Ward 7 in D.C.

Veda Rasheed is vying to be a council member for Ward 7 with hopes of reshaping the political landscape. Raised in the heart of the community in the River Terrace neighborhood, she shared with the AFRO her commitment to addressing the diverse needs of the residents. 

“I am running for the Ward 7 Council seat because I believe Ward 7, where I’ve lived for my entire life, deserves a fierce and active servant leader on the D.C. Council,” said Rasheed.

Jan
18
2024
PRESS RELEASE

Rasheed Posts Impressive Fundraising Numbers, Has Highest Number of DC-Based Donors in Ward 7 Race

The Rasheed campaign's December filing shows a total of $19,820 raised from an impressive 423 individual donors; 83% of these donors are residents of DC. As of the last filing date, Rasheed has 351 DC-based donors, the most of any candidate in the Ward 7 Councilmember race.

These fundraising numbers are a clear indication of Rasheed's grassroots support and enduring relationships with residents of Ward 7.

Dec
22
2023
PRESS RELEASE

Veda Rasheed Surpasses Donor Requirements, Qualifies for DC’S Fair Elections Program

Rasheed's campaign raised a total of $10,845 from an impressive 242 individual donors; 75% of these donors are residents of the District of Columbia. This outpouring of local support underscores the community’s belief in Rasheed's vision for and dedication to the change we need in Ward 7.

Oct
25
2023

News (Op-Ed)

Opinion: Crime Threatens Our Neighborhoods

Communities cannot flourish without feeling safe. People cannot thrive when violent crime is commonplace. Children cannot grow and develop without feeling secure.

Families in Wards 7 and 8 can attest to this reality. As a native Washingtonian and mother of two living East of the River, my personal experience bears it out as well.

Oct
19
2023
PRESS RELEASE

Veda Rasheed Announces Candidacy for DC Council, Ward 7

Lifelong Ward 7 resident and community advocate Veda Rasheed officially announced her candidacy for DC Council representing Ward 7. Rasheed, a native of River Terrace, current Hillcrest resident, and former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Benning Ridge, is known for her passionate dedication to the community she calls home.

Sep
14
2023