Greg Casar 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.