Congresswoman Norma Torres (CA-35) joined Teresa Acuña from the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and LatinasRepresent via GoogleHangouts to discuss her rise to public office. After serving as a community organizer she was elected to local and state office. Congresswomen Torres attributes her victory to knowing her community and letting her community get to know her.
Currently serving her first term, Congresswoman Torres is only the 11th Latina to serve in congress in our nation’s history. Listen to our interview and get inspired to run!
“We don’t win seats by simply putting our names on the ballot. It takes a lot of work in the community and it takes gaining the trust of our community before we actually put our names on the ballot and decide to run.”