CASA in Action Announces 2024 Primary Endorsements for Virginia’s Congressional Races

WOODBRIDGE, VA – The board of CASA in Action has voted to endorse this cycle’s inspiring slate of candidates who will champion the priorities of immigrant and working families. CASA in Action will launch an assertive, multilayered voter contact program that combines integrated field operations and dynamic communications outreach to empower, inspire, and turn out Black and Latino voters in the primary elections.

The board of CASA in Action has endorsed:

US House of Representatives, VA District 7 – Elizabeth Guzman
Elizabeth Guzman is the first Latina immigrant elected to the General Assembly and serves as Vice-Chair of the Education Committee and Chair of the Social Services Subcommittee. As a Delegate, Guzman introduced a paid sick days bill every year and successfully fought for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, earning an award from Drive Virginia Forward for her efforts and the removal of Virginia’s ban on collective bargaining in the public sector.

US House of Representatives, VA District 10 – Travis Nembhard
Travis Nembhard is an attorney and former administrative law judge that stands for community equity and success. He seeks to create a viable economy for working families, strengthen the education system – for educators and students, and protect the fundamental rights of all Virginians. He is a strong advocate for expanded access to health care – irrespective of race, ethnicity, income level, or insurance provider, and promoting high-functioning local infrastructure. Progressive election mobilizer CASA in Action is proud to endorse Travis.

“For years, Elizabeth Guzman has sought to elevate the voice of the immigrant community statewide, spearheading legislative campaigns that center the needs of Virginia’s diverse communities,” said Gustavo Torres, CASA in Action board president. He added, “As a Delegate, she has successfully supported various bills, such as healthcare expansions, paid sick days, more school counselors, and the removal of Virginia’s ban on collective bargaining in the public sector. These are just a few of the reasons that CASA in Action is proud to support her candidacy.”

CASA in Action will mobilize a powerful primary campaign to rally recently activated, newly registered, infrequent Black and Latino voters in Fairfax and Prince William Counties. Through canvassing, impactful mailers, innovative digital touchpoints, and compelling phone calls for that critical in-person outreach, this comprehensive program will engage and empower voters to seize the opportunity to cast their ballots for these remarkable candidates.

“Having fought on the front lines for civil rights as an assistant attorney general, we know Travis will be an unwavering champion in Congress for the issues that matter most to our members,” said Laura Serrano, Prince William County Leadership Council member. She added, “From passing effective gun violence prevention policies, ensuring access to affordable health care, tackling climate change, and transforming the criminal justice system – he is a leader of integrity and conviction who will make his sons and all of us proud.”


By mobilizing Black, Latine, Afro-descendent, Indigenous, and Immigrant voters, CASA in Action, and its 155,000 members, play a powerful role in electing progressive change leaders who can produce the justice our members seek nationwide. CASA in Action endorses candidates that advance its membership’s priorities and facilitates greater engagement of Latinos and voters of color in elections.
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