"Christopher Torres works with the Latino and Immigrant Rights organizations and leaders to build the community's power and make it a force in our politics and elections.
Chris grew up in Brooklyn, New York with his mom, 4 siblings and pet Chihuahua. He first learned about Organizing at his Catholic Church where he was enlisted by his Priest Father John Powis to join him in many direct actions against Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Together with his church, he fought back against police brutality and for more resources for the community.
Before joining NOI, Christopher worked at the Center for Community Change as their Elections Manager. He supported and ran issue based campaigns in partnership with the major Immigrant Rights organizations throughout the country Most recently, he worked with volunteer leaders at Promise Arizona on their fight against SB 1070 where they registered over 13,000 voters in a month and mobilized over 50,000 voters on election day. He also helped lead the field operation as the Deputy National Field Director for the Reform Immigration For America legislative campaign.
During the 2008 Presidential election, Chris served in many capacities during the primary on the Obama Campaign; Starting in Iowa as an organizer for the Caucuses and finishing as the Regional Field Director in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chris worked on several other political campaigns including the Rhode Island Senate Campaign for Sheldon Whitehouse, the State Senate campaign for Grace Diaz and the Philadelphia Mayoral Campaign for Tom Knox .
Torres is an alum of Brown University and lives in Mount Pleasant in Washington, D.C."
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