CASA in Action
"Our members care about a significant number of problems common to working people across the state--how safe is it to walk down the street, how affordable is their housing, are the schools doing an adequate job of educating their children. In addition, our members care about a candidate's position on immigration. Stance on immigration is important to Latino voters. A large number of Latino and immigrant voters live in mixed-status families and, particularly in Maryland and Virginia, a large number of Latino voters are immigrants themselves. Even for Latino voters with no personal relationship to immigration, polls reflect that for a super-majority of Latino voters, the nastiness of the immigration debate is the salient factor in determining how they sense they are treated by the broader community."