We Are CASA

Community Organizing

Silver Spring, Maryland    A decade ago, I spent a week a month for more than six months working with what was then known as CASA de Maryland to develop a membership program for the organization.  CASA was at the heart of the push for immigration reform on the eve of the Obama presidency.  Its roots …

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Immigration Arrests: A Sign of Tactical Shift or Desperation

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Little Rock  More than forty representatives of unions, community groups, and pro-immigration reform advocates were arrested for civil disobedience in Washington, D.C. for street blocking in traffic.   Those arrested included major advocates like Gustavo Torres of Casa de Maryland and Petra Falcon of Arizona, as well as leaders of the AFL-CIO, SEIU, UFW, CWA, Center …

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DREAMs Coming True

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Little Rock       How about some more good news in these crazy days? It was wonderful to see a woman with a Casa de Maryland t-shirt on the front page of my hometown paper.  Having done some work with Casa and their great director, Gustavo Torres, I could just feel their excitement at seeing the crowds …

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