Over 100 Activists for Immigrant Workers – Driven by Crisis Facing TPS Holders – to Hit the Streets in Support of Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Worker Virginia Candidates


Friday, September 27, 2019

CONTACT: Diana Castaneda, [email protected], (240) 515-5561

Prince William County, VA – On Saturday, September 28, over 100 community leaders and union members will canvass in Prince William County neighborhoods to mobilize working families to support candidates who will demand that Congress resolve the crisis facing people with TPS and DED.

Latino voters and immigrant families will urge these progressive candidates to be courageous and fight for solutions that offer TPS and DED holders a stable future in the country they call home and the place to which they contribute so much with their hard work.

Over 400,000 TPS holders have lived in the United States for more than 15 years and many of them have U.S. citizen children. Virginia hosts one of the largest per capita TPS populations in the nation.

“This is the time for voters in Virginia to cast their ballots, raise their voices, and elect legislators—state and local—who share our values. These candidates are committed to fighting for our working families and immigrant community,” said Luis Aguilar, Virginia Director of CASA in Action.

Volunteers will rally with Delegate Hala Ayala, Presidential Candidate Cory Booker, and more before they hit the streets. CASA in Action members have been knocking on doors, making phone calls, and holding worksite actions across the state in support of progressive candidates.

Community leaders, immigrant voters, and candidates will be available for media shadowing opportunities as they head out into the neighborhoods educating Virginians about the upcoming elections on November 5.

What: Immigrant Workers Canvass for TPS Relief
Who: Immigrant leaders, union members, community volunteers, and local candidates
Where: 5557 Mapledale Plz, Woodbridge, VA 22193-4527
When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 3:00pm

With more than 100,000+ lifetime members, CASA in Action is the largest electoral organization fighting for immigrant rights in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, please visit CASAinAction.org. Follow us @CASAinAction