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Video: Ghazala Hashmi Releases New Ad Holding Glen Sturtevant Accountable for Voting Against Gun Safety Reforms

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From the Ghazala Hashmi for State Senate campaign:

RICHMOND, VA – Today, Ghazala Hashmi’s Senate campaign released a new TV advertisement that holds Republican incumbent Glen Sturtevant accountable for voting against common-sense gun violence prevention measures in the Senate: Wonder https://youtu.be/309a2IC-Rc4

“It’s clear that Senator Sturtevant has recently decided that it’s politically expedient for him to pretend he is a champion for gun violence prevention legislation, but he can’t hide from the fact that year after year he voted to block common-sense gun safety measures,” said campaign manager Philip Stein. “Unfortunately for Senator Sturtevant the truth is that he voted in lockstep with his Republican colleagues against universal background checks for all gun sales and against banning the sale of high-capacity magazines. Moreover, he cast the deciding vote to adjourn the special session to address gun violence after just 90 minutes, without considering a single proposal. Ghazala is the only candidate in this race who supports tougher gun safety laws.” Below is a transcript of the ad:

“If you ever wonder why this keeps happening, it’s because Republican politicians like Glen Sturtevant block laws that would save lives. After the gun lobby spent seventy-thousand dollars to elect Sturtevant, he voted against universal background checks, and against laws that keep guns away from criminals. To reduce gun violence, vote for the only candidate who supports tougher gun safety laws.”

Ghazala Hashmi immigrated to the United States from India 50 years ago, and she has lived in the 10th district for nearly 30 years. Hashmi wants to bring her diverse background, fresh ideas, and extensive experience to the Capitol, because as an educator of 25 years she understands the struggles that so many people in her district and across the Commonwealth face as they try to get ahead in life. Ghazala is focused on standing up for quality public education, affordable health care, and common-sense measures to reduce gun violence. The 10th district is the best pick up opportunity Virginia Democrats have in the Senate this year and thus their strongest chance to win back control of the chamber. For more information please visit www.ghazalahashmi.com