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huffpost: THE RESISTANCE GAVE BIRTH TO A GIRL AND HER NAME IS HANNAH RISHEQ

The 25-year-old Muslim-Jewish Democrat is running for office to protect her Virginia district from Donald Trump.

"But the way Risheq sees it, she knows the policy issues key to this race, and she has the energy and desire to fight for a community that she loves. That’s what it really takes, she figures. Even if she doesn’t have the most money, she’s more interested in having the best, most organized volunteers rallying support for her.

Time magazine:Inside the Grassroots Movement to Groom a New Generation of Democratic Candidates

"Hannah Risheq, a 25-year-old social worker from northern Virginia who's running for a seat in the state's house of delegates, got hooked up by the group with a mentor and a campaign manager. "I thought I'd run in the future," Risheq says. "I decided: Why not now?"

Global Citizen: This First-Generation American Is the First Muslim-Jew to Run for Office: And she's just 25 years old.

"Hannah Risheq stood right on the stage at the Jacobs Javits Center on election night 2016, waiting for what she hoped would be a Hillary Clinton victory speech at the end of the night. The crowd thinned around her as the night grew later and more states turned red.

The 25 year-old left devastated, but a flame ignited in her that night, she told Global Citizen this week. Risheq vowed to protect the diversity of her state."


 

Newsweek: HILLARY CLINTON THEY AREN’T: THE MILLENNIALS WORKING TO SAVE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

""...there’s another aspect of Risheq’s allure: her intensity. She captivated the roughly two dozen people who attended her launch party in April—from gray-haired neighbors to 20-something friends and volunteers. “I’m standing up,” Risheq promised.

fusion: A 25-YEAR-OLD MUSLIM-JEWISH SOCIAL WORKER IS RUNNING AGAINST ALL ODDS TO RESIST TRUMP

"25-year-old Hannah Risheq has a tough road ahead in her campaign to represent the 67th district in Virginia’s House of Delegates. She’s pledged not to take corporate money, she’s being outspent by her rival, and some voters think she’s just too young for the job...."

 
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The Forward: MEET HANNAH RISHEQ, AMERICA’S FIRST JEWISH-MUSLIM POLITICIAN

“Most people won’t believe me, but I identify as Muslim and Jewish and as an Arab American. People think you can’t be both but, you know what? That’s what I am,” Risheq said in a May 3 interview.

As a young adult, she can clearly recall her childhood, in which she experienced harsh racism. Risheq says the election of President Trump is a call to action, especially after a spike in racist incidents in her patch of Virginia’s Washington, D.C., suburbs.

Teen vogue: HANNAH RISHEQ WANTS TO BE AMERICA'S FIRST MUSLIM-JEWISH POLITICIAN

"My name is Hannah Risheq and I am the first Muslim-Jewish politician in America. Yes, you heard that right. Muslim and Jewish. A lot of people are confused when I say I am Muslim and Jewish so let me explain. My dad is a Palestinian immigrant who is a Muslim, and my mom is a Jewish American. I was raised with both faiths and cultures. I love them both equally and I’ve learned to embrace my unique heritage..."

 

stepfeed: MEET THE MUSLIM-JEWISH WOMAN RUNNING FOR OFFICE IN THE US:HANNAH RISHEQ WANTS TO CHALLENGE THE HATE.

"As the daughter of a Palestinian Muslim immigrant and an American Jewish woman, 25-year-old Risheq is no stranger to challenging misconceptions. In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's xenophobic rhetoric, which has raised alarm among American Muslims and Jews, Risheq knew she had to do something..."

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ARY News interviews hannah risheq

Hannah Risheq, VA 67 candidate for delegate, has been featured in several different national publications as the first Muslim-Jewish politician and a young leader in The Resistance. She is a millennial first time, first generation, candidate and the daughter of a Muslim Arab Immigrant father and a Jewish-American mother.

the miami herald: With Trump in charge, scientists say it’s time they got serious about politics

Hannah Risheq, 25, who’s seeking a Virginia House seat next November, worried about constituents dismissing her candidacy and research experience because of her age. Varga told her to “focus on the aspects of science serving the public.”