CASA in Action Endorses U.S. Reps. Hoyer and Mfume for Congress



LANGLEY PARK, Md. – CASA in Action has endorsed U.S. Rep Steny Hoyer for the 5th Congressional district and former Congressman Kweisi Mfume for the 7th district in Maryland’s primary and special election to be held April 28. 


Mfume, who won a highly contested primary Feb. 4 to fill the seat left vacant by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), is seeking to reclaim his seat in Congress after leaving in 1996 to take the top job at the NAACP. If he wins, Mfume would serve the remainder of the two-year term 


Hoyer, the dean of Maryland’s Congressional delegation and the most senior Democrat in the House, has been a long-time advocate of the working and immigrant community in Maryland. He brings more than 30 years of experience in Congress and has shown a real commitment to working and immigrant families in Maryland. He has also supported the plight of DREAMers nationwide by putting his unwavering support behind the Dream Act and other legislation that would help undocumented youth. 


“He is a true champion in our community and has shown his support for years,” said Gustavo Torres, CASA in Action president.


Mfume has promised to continue the legacy left by the late Congressman Cummings, an icon in his district who died Oct. 17, 2019, at age 68. A civil rights leader, Mfume provided early support to immigrant communities slammed with attacks in Washington and is committed to delivering justice for our families.



CASA in Action, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the foremost Latino and immigrant organization in the Mid-Atlantic region and a national leader in supporting immigrant families and ensuring that all individuals have the core supports necessary for full participation in society. CASA in Action and CASA in Action PAC endorse candidates that advance its membership’s priorities and facilitates greater engagement of Latinos and voters of color in elections. With nearly 100,000 members, CASA in Action is an individual membership organization of low-income immigrants.  Donations to CASA in Action are not tax-deductible.

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