Exercising the right to vote is the only surefire way to elect leaders who support Black and Brown equity-driven policies. This tremendous power — and inalienable right — is under assault by those who want to curtail our power. CASA fights for federal, state, and local policies that will protect the right to vote and knock down barriers to the ballot box — especially for immigrants and people of color.
While voting rights have expanded over the years, several organizations and even elected leaders are actively working to take the voice away from the most marginalized people who need their voice heard more than ever. Active efforts to disenfranchise people of color, low-income individuals, people with disabilities, and others remain rampant. We believe that every person, regardless of their race or ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation, background, income, or otherwise, should have the power to make decisions about who represents them and the policies they believe in.
CASA advocates for policies that prevent discrimination and noncompliance at the polls guarantees voting assistance, materials, workers, and more in needed languages, and makes political participation easier for immigrants and working families.