Causa was founded in 1995 by farm workers, immigrants and allies in order to defeat anti-immigrant ballot measures prepared for circulation to Oregon voters. Since 1995, Causa has defeated dozens of anti-immigrant bills and ballot measures including attempts to pass E-verify, restrict bilingual education, reduce needed services for low-income immigrant families, and Arizona-style legislation.


Causa has a strong track record of advancing immigrant rights at the state level. Together with local partners, we’ve won in-state tuition and access to state based financial aid for undocumented students, statewide paid sick days for all workers, and other statewide policies that positively affect Latino immigrant families in Oregon.


Immigration reform with a path to citizenship and driving abilities for all Oregon residents remain top priorities for Causa.