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2024 Wine & Cheese Annual Fundraiser

September 10 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

Tuesday, September 10
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Roanoke Country Club
3360 Old Country Club Drive
Roanoke, Virginia

We look forward to spending an evening with you and guests from across our region. We’re honored to have as our keynote speaker, Sen. Ghazala Hashmi, a dynamic woman of Virginia and Virginia politics.

As Chair of the Senate Education and Health Committee, Sen. Hashmi and the Democratic Senate and House of Delegates brought strong legislation to the Governor in 2024.

Sen. Hashmi can speak with personal, professional, and political experience to the key issues for women voters:

• Choice! Access to Reproductive Health Services and Abortion
• Protection of Civil Liberties • Guns • Housing Crisis
• Public Education • Climate Change and the Environment

Sen. Hashmi is certain to enlighten, energize, and motivate us as we roar into the final weeks of this critical election season. (Full bio here.)

RSVP and purchase your tickets now! Each ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine at the cash bar.

Sponsorship details below. Thank you for your support of Roanoke Valley Democratic Women.

TICKETS
Member – $35
Non-Member – $50

Don’t want to order online? RSVP via email to Info@RoanokeValleyDemocraticWomen with subject line “2024 RSVP”. Please provide the full names of all attendees in your email. Payment can be made at the event.


SPONSORSHIP CATEGORIES

HeRSTORY MAKER – $100
Includes 1 event ticket.
Recognition in event program and event page.

SISTERHOOD SUPPORTER – $250
Includes 2 event tickets.
Recognition in event program, on event page, and in social media posts.

CHAMPION FOR CHANGE – $500
Includes 4 event tickets.
Recognition in event program, on event page, social media posts, on event podium.

365 EQUALITY ADVOCATE – $1,000
Includes 8 event tickets.
Name/Logo in event program, on event page, in social media posts, name/logo displayed on event podium, recognition at Dems After Dark throughout 2024, and opportunity to provide an introduction during the event program.


Senator Ghazala Hashmi, PhD, serves in the Virginia General Assembly and represents the 15th Senatorial District which includes parts of Richmond City and Chesterfield County. She first ran for office in 2019, defeating a Republican incumbent in a long-held red seat. Her successful campaign secured a one-seat Democratic majority in the Virginia Senate and also secured a Democratic trifecta for the next two years.

After winning her second term in office in November 2023, Senator Hashmi now serves as Chair of the Senate Education and Health Committee. She also sits on the following Senate Committees: Finance and Appropriations; Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources; Transportation; and Rules. Senator Hashmi has also been appointed, for the past four years, to numerous boards and commissions; additionally, she was elected in 2023 to serve as Vice Chair for the Education Committee of the Council of State Governments – Southern Region. She is currently serving her second term as Vice Chair of the Virginia Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus (VAAPIC). Prior to her first election in November 2019, Senator Hashmi had a long career in higher education in Virginia.

Senator Hashmi immigrated to the U.S. from India as a young child. As an immigrant living in a small college town in Georgia, she saw first-hand how community building and fostering dialogue can bridge the cultural and socioeconomic divisions that we face. She earned her PhD in English from Emory University, and she and her husband Azhar moved to the Richmond area in 1991 as newly-weds. Their two daughters were born and raised in Midlothian, Virginia, educated in Chesterfield County Public Schools, and are graduates of the University of Virginia. Senator Hashmi is the first Muslim American and the first person of South Asian descent to serve in the Virginia Senate. She is running for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.


Visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rvdw-fundraiser-2024 to RSVP including ticket purchases and sponsorships!

Or contact Christina Ballard, VP of Ways and Means at info@RoanokeValleyDemocraticWomen.com.

Roanoke Country Club

3360 Old Country Club Drive
Roanoke, Virginia United States
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An Evening with Sen. Ghazala Hashmi
Tuesday, September 10
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Roanoke Country Club
3360 Old Country Club Drive
Roanoke, Virginia

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