Greg Casar for Conges

MEET GREG

Greg is an Austin City Council Member and movement organizer who has supported working families from San Antonio to Hays County to East Austin. The proud son of Mexican immigrants, Greg has passed policies to protect families from being separated, raised wages for thousands of workers, and has successfully fought to expand civil rights protections.

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As a Council Member, Greg authored the paid-sick-days laws that passed in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas, implementing what the Austin-American Statesman called the “most progressive labor policy for the entire state and possibly the American South.” He also raised wages for the City’s lowest-paid employees from $7.25/hour to $15/hour with health care benefits.

 

When the State Legislature threatened to close the Planned Parenthood in East Austin, Greg worked with the city-supported clinic to keep it open. He also cleared the decades-long backlog of sexual assault evidence kits and expanded shelter for survivors of family violence. 

 

Greg continues to fight and deliver for affordable housing. He led the largest affordable housing elections in Texas history, and personally organized with tenants to block evictions and help mobile home communities purchase their own property. He has made sure that families who are being pushed out by rising prices can stay in their neighborhoods.

 

Greg kept immigrant families from being separated by leading the statewide campaign against Texas Senate Bill 4—the infamous “Show Me Your Papers” law. He authored “Freedom City” policies that have reduced discriminatory arrests across Texas, and he worked to get those policies passed in San Antonio, Austin, and Hays County. Casar successfully ended all arrests and fines for low-level marijuana possession in Austin.

 

Casar has fought for fairness by closing inexcusable tax loopholes for the wealthiest, and he has made sure that everyday Texans have a voice in government.

 

Casar lives with his fiancé Asha Dane’el and their dog Coco. 

MEET GREG

Greg is an Austin City Council Member and movement organizer who has supported working families from San Antonio to Hays County to East Austin. The proud son of Mexican immigrants, Greg has passed policies to protect families from being separated, raised wages for thousands of workers, and has successfully fought to expand civil rights protections.

As a Council Member, Greg authored the paid-sick-days laws that passed in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas, implementing what the Austin-American Statesman called the “most progressive labor policy for the entire state and possibly the American South.” He also raised wages for the City’s lowest-paid employees from $7.25/hour to $15/hour with health care benefits.

 

When the State Legislature threatened to close the Planned Parenthood in East Austin, Greg worked with the city-supported clinic to keep it open. He also cleared the decades-long backlog of sexual assault evidence kits and expanded shelter for survivors of family violence. 

 

Greg continues to fight and deliver for affordable housing. He led the largest affordable housing elections in Texas history, and personally organized with tenants to block evictions and help mobile home communities purchase their own property. He has made sure that families who are being pushed out by rising prices can stay in their neighborhoods.

 

Greg kept immigrant families from being separated by leading the statewide campaign against Texas Senate Bill 4—the infamous “Show Me Your Papers” law. He authored “Freedom City” policies that have reduced discriminatory arrests across Texas, and he worked to get those policies passed in San Antonio, Austin, and Hays County. Casar successfully ended all arrests and fines for low-level marijuana possession in Austin.

 

Casar has fought for fairness by closing inexcusable tax loopholes for the wealthiest, and he has made sure that everyday Texans have a voice in government.

 

Casar lives with his fiancé Asha Dane’el and their dog Coco.