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Del. Sam Rasoul to Hold Fundraiser for 15 Democratic House Candidates Through Impact Center

ROANOKE – Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-11) announced Tuesday that his campaign for Lieutenant Governor will co-host a virtual fundraiser to raise money for the Impact Center’s 15 candidates receiving support this cycle.

Rasoul previously pledged to donate at least $10,000 during the fundraiser, scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 19. The event will feature special guest Beverly Harrison, a 2019 Impact Center candidate who was featured in an NPR segment for her skillful small-dollar fundraising strategy.

In a video, Jennifer Kitchen, an Impact Center-supported candidate in Augusta County, explains why she believes Rasoul understands the issues affecting rural communities like hers.


“I started the Impact Center to empower everyday Virginians to step up and run for office. One of the biggest challenges for these candidates is fundraising, and every dollar counts in these elections,” Rasoul said.

Since Rasoul launched the Impact Center in 2016, it has trained more than 2,000 activists and candidates around the Commonwealth using innovative, values-centered leadership and communication techniques. The Impact Center assisted more than 25 state legislative candidates in 2019.

The current slate of Impact Center candidates includes:


Mat Matsunaga, HD-5 (Washington County)

Dustin Wimbish, HD-8 (Roanoke County)

Bridgette Craighead, HD-9 (Franklin County)

Rhett Deitz, HD-14 (Danville)

Chance Trivillian, HD-16 (Pittsylvania County)

Jennifer Kitchen, HD-25 (Augusta County)

Dr. Rachel Levy, HD-55 (Hanover County)

Blakely Lockhart, HD-56 (Louisa County)

Dr. Ben Moses, HD-59 (Campbell County)

Caitlin Coakley, HD-65 (Chesterfield County)

Dr. Jeffrey Feld, HD-81 (Virginia Beach City)

Tracie Liguid, HD-84 (Virginia Beach City)

Dr. Mark Downey, HD-96 (James City County)

Sarah Sams, HD-97 (Mechanicsville)

Finale Norton, HD-100 (Accomack County)

The event will be live-streamed on Facebook. Donors can contribute by visiting the event’s ActBlue page.

More information is available at the Impact Center’s website, theimpact.center. For campaign assistance, email eleanor@sam4va.com.

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