SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — After his gripping speech at last month’s Democratic National Convention, a fundraising effort has been launched in an effort to promote a Khizr Khan political campaign in Virginia.

Khan, a Pakistani American, is the father of a fallen U.S. Army Captain who was killed in Iraq. Khan gained notoriety after he lambasted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during his speech at the convention. While he has no political background, the lawyer captivated many in a way that has led them to believe he would fair well as an elected official.

Tom Keefe, a Vietnam veteran and Democratic activist, is leading the way in a fundraiser effort which was launched on Aug. 2. The movement has been coined “Yes We Khan.”

The ultimate goal is to see Khan elected to the 58th district of the Virginia House of Delegates. If elected, he would be the first Muslim to hold a seat in the legislature. The seat is currently held by Rep. Robert B. Bell, a Republican.

Within 36 hours, the effort raised more than $11,000. As of Thursday evening, a total of $21,024 was raised from 180 pledges.

“We need more candidates like Khizr Khan, not Donald Trump, to run for office in America,” the fundraisers Crowdpac site said. “Mr. Khan is someone who has achieved the American Dream and made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. Donald Trump couldn’t even name a single sacrifice he has made,” it added.

Keefe said he thought Khan could help “turn things around for us,” adding that the fundraiser is not only about Khan, but also his deep distaste for Trump and the things he’s done to veterans over the years.