We are fortunate to live in a community that has become a destination for new immigrants. This great change gives us the opportunity to lead the way in building a county that values everyone and helps all people to achieve their potential. I am pleased to share that, in recognition of my work on issues important to our low income and new immigrant communities, I have been endorsed for re-election by Casa in Action. Casa is one of our most important community institutions because of its work to strengthen community and social ties and to hold local, state and federal government accountable for meeting so many important needs. I was particularly proud to work closely with Casa to support the advocacy of our new immigrant youth in their successful efforts to pass the Dream Act in 2012.