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We actively work on building community power by increasing civic participation in the Latino community through grassroots lobbying, issue-based education, voter registration, voter engagement, and direct action.
We believe all people should have the right to shape who represents them and what laws get passed by engaging them in the democratic process. We conduct non-partisan voter turnout every election year. We train our communities to talk to voters via canvassing, phone banking, writing letters to the editor, and more.
Causa has been a leader in the fight against anti-immigrant ballot measures. Most recently, we defeated Measure 105, an effort from a white nationalist hate group to repeal our state’s sanctuary status.
Our electoral organizing is made possible by volunteers and community members and comes from our community organizing and leadership development.
Our main Civic Engagement Programs include:
Causa has engaged thousands of Latin low propensity voters each election year. We’ve organized ballot assistance parties, created voter guides, and Get-Out-The-Vote phone banks and canvasses.
The New American Voters Project (NAVP) was established in 2012. It is one of the few programs of its kind that exist in the nation! It was founded by 4 organizations: Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), Unite Oregon, Oregon Voice, and Causa. Since 2012, the NAVP program has successfully registered to vote 17,189 naturalized citizens.