Taxpayer funded CASA de Maryland ventures into politics
By: Brian Hughes
Examiner Staff Writer
July 19, 2010
CASA de Maryland building in Hyattsville. CASA will receive nearly $2.1 million this fiscal year from local governments, according to Kim Propeack, the group’s director of community organizing and political action. (Samuel Corum/Ffor The Examiner)
CASA de Maryland, the immigration advocacy group that collects millions of dollars in taxpayer money, has started a political organization to back pro-Hispanic candidates that critics contend blurs the line between nonprofit work and political activism.
Dubbed CASA in Action, the group sent out surveys to politicians in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and will endorse primary candidates who promote Hispanic causes.
Among the questions: Whether candidates support giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, whether English should be the official state language, and whether office seekers would push for more funding for Hispanic nonprofits.
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