FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2022 Contact: Marcos Rodriguez Maciel
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Today, Marina Torres announced the endorsement of the Mexican American Bar Association Political Action Committee. This follows the endorsement of her campaign for Los Angeles City Attorney from the Mexican American Bar Association. Torres was most recently a federal prosecutor for the Central District of California. The endorsement represents Torres’ growing support among legal professionals and Latino leaders.
“We are impressed by Torres’ past work as an official in the Obama Administration where she helped to develop the DACA program and reform the immigration system. Her extensive experience in federal policymaking, combined with her stellar record as a prosecutor and public servant, will empower her to solve the complex challenges facing Los Angeles. We are confident that she is the best candidate for LA City Attorney,” said MABA PAC President Eduardo Olivo.
MABA PAC serves to encourage civic engagement in the Latino community and to elect officials who will advance social and economic equality for people of all backgrounds. MABA PAC’s membership consists of lawyers, civic leaders, and business professionals from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
“I am proud to have earned the endorsement of the MABA PAC, an organization working to bring community voices to the table,” said Torres. “Representation matters. It is essential that we elect leaders who understand the issues facing our communities. My career has been dedicated to protecting immigrants, fighting for justice, ensuring public safety and serving our communities.”
Torres is the daughter of undocumented parents who, like many others, came from Mexico in pursuit of a better life. She was born in Los Angeles County before her parents moved to a struggling neighborhood in the Inland Empire. Her father worked at the Sunkist Factory in Ontario until he passed away when Torres was just two-and-a-half years old. Her single mother worked a variety of jobs to keep the family afloat. As the oldest of three, she helped look after her younger brothers while her mother was at work. Growing up, the fear of her mother’s deportation was never too far away.
Although English was her second language, Torres understood that education was the only way to help her family and community move forward. While working as a cashier at Burger King to afford the fees for her Advanced Placement tests, she graduated near the top of her high school class and was admitted to the University of California, Berkeley when she was just 16 years old. Torres juggled a full class schedule, many student government activities and a 20-hour work week to send money home to help support her family. She graduated in 2004 with a double major in Political Science and Rhetoric, a minor in Ethnic Studies, and with honors.
After college, Torres served as an AmeriCorps Fellow at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, traveling across Illinois to provide litigation aid to migrant farmworkers who were victimized by recruiters and employers. She returned to California to attend Stanford Law School, where she served on the executive board of the Stanford Law Review and was co-president of the Stanford Latino Law Students’ Association. After being appointed by President Obama to work in the Department of Homeland Security, Torres became a federal prosecutor at the United States Department of Justice under President Obama and now under President Joe Biden.
For more information, please visit www.MarinaTorres.com.
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Paid for by Marina Torres for LA City Attorney 2022, FPPC ID# 1425772. 1787 Tribute Road, Suite K, Sacramento, CA 95815
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