ROANOKE - On Thursday, leading immigrant rights organization CASA in Action announced the following endorsement for Del. Sam Rasoul (D-11) for Lieutenant Governor. CASA in Action has over 100,000 lifetime members, making it the largest electoral organization fighting for immigrant rights in the mid-Atlantic region.
CASA in Action is thrilled to announce its endorsement of Sam Rasoul for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. With his progressive, people-first policies, Rasoul will protect immigrants and the communities they live in.
“We are excited to champion Sam Rasoul, who with his unconditional support of immigrants and civil rights will make sure our families are protected,” said Alonzo Washington, CASA in Action executive director. “Moreover, his 100 percent support of the Green New Deal means we can tackle the multiple crises we face – economic inequality, racism, and climate change. We are a grassroots powerhouse and are ready to fight for him.”
CASA in Action mobilized 1.2 million low-propensity voters in Virginia and Pennsylvania for the 2020 elections, which helped elect the Biden-Harris ticket. In addition, CASA in Action closed a powerful field game for the two open Senate seats in Georgia which gave Democrats a majority in that governing body.
“As a child of immigrants, this is a special endorsement for me,” said Sam Rasoul. “CASA in Action is leading a movement to ensure everyone feels at home in Virginia, no matter where they were born. I look forward to working alongside them as Lieutenant Governor to usher in progressive change and make Virginia #1 in welcoming immigrant communities.”
Virginia’s conservative Democrats have sided with Republicans on big pieces of legislation that would have kept working families afloat – like housing and environmental protections. The Lieutenant Governor seat must be filled with a progressive who isn’t afraid to go to bat for Black and brown communities.