Texas's 35th District
Greg Casar is the proud son of Mexican immigrants, a movement organizer, and an Austin City Council Member who is running for Congress to fight for, organize with, and improve the lives of working Texans. Over his seven years on the Austin City Council, Casar has championed progressive policies, including enacting paid sick leave, clearing the rape evidence kit backlog, passing the largest affordable housing elections in the South, and reducing incarceration. After repeated killings and uses of force by police, Casar led efforts to reject a police union contract that blocked transparency and accountability for use of force, created a new office of police oversight, and transferred funding away from over-militarized policing into mental health and gun violence reduction programs. Casar is running for an open seat in a solidly Democratic district, and having progressive champions in safe blue seats will be a huge boon for our movements.