CASA in Action Unveils Dynamic Maryland Endorsements
LANGLEY PARK, MD. (THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018) – One week after the Maryland legislative session ended, the area’s largest immigrant service and advocacy organization CASA in Action announced its third and final round of state and local endorsements.
Rewarding champions of immigrant issues, the endorsements activate a robust, bilingual mobilization campaign with hefty advertising, media outreach, phone-banking, and door-knocking ahead of the June 26 primaries.
“In the absence of inclusive policies at the federal level, the immigrant community relies on local and state policies to fill the gaping void left by the complete dysfunction on Capitol Hill,” said Gustavo Torres, CASA in Action President. “The Maryland session disappointed the immigrant community, which prompted many advocates to action. We backed an explosive set of candidates whose boundless dedication to progressive policies would undoubtedly shake Maryland up.”
Immigrants rights supporter and attorney Sheldon H. Laskin, who is running for State Senate District 11, has fought alongside CASA advocates and supported tenants’ rights as well as equal opportunity employment opportunities for decades.
Grassroots leader and retired surgeon Dana Beyer, who is running for State Senate District 18, has served as a progressive activist for LGBTQ issues for years, advocating both in her personal life as a trans woman and professional roles as non-profit executive director and thought leader for the equal rights that all communities deserve.
Rising Baltimore City leader Antonio Hayes, who is running for State Senate District 40, seeks to provide opportunities that fill the educational and economic gap for West Baltimore families.
Union leader Cory McCray, who is running for State Senate District 45, will spark a revolution for Baltimore City by increasing the living wage, expanding affordable health care, and pursuing quality educational opportunities.
Maryland General Assembly
Candidate for State Senate Sheldon Laskin
Candidate for State Senate Clarence Lam
State Delegates Eric Ebersole and Teri Hill
Candidate for State Senate Dana Beyer
Candidate for State Delegate Nicole Williams
Candidate for State Delegate Veronica Turner
Candidate for State Senate Antonio Hayes
State Senator Joan Carter Conway
Candidate for State Senate Cory McCray
Baltimore City State’s Attorney
Baltimore County Council District 2
Montgomery County Clerk of the Court
Montgomery County School Board
With nearly 100,000 lifetime members, CASA in Action is the largest electoral organization fighting for immigrant rights in the Mid-Atlantic region. Visit CASAinAction.org.