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Norma Torres

US House California — 35th District Democrat
Congresswoman Norma Torres began her career as a 911 dispatcher with the Los Angeles Police Department, fielding countless calls dealing with gun violence during her 17 years in that role. Torres continued to work as a dispatcher while also serving Pomona as a city councilor and eventually, as mayor. She has represented California’s 35th District in Congress since 2015.

Torres is a leader on keeping firearms out of the hands of dangerous people. A native of Guatemala, she has spearheaded the charge to fight the Trump administration’s reckless push to roll back the oversight of firearms exports, successfully passing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act through the House in 2019. Torres has also introduced legislation requiring gun stores to report sales of multiple long guns. These reports, which dealers are already required to make for multiple handgun sales, are a critical tool for law enforcement to combat gun trafficking. Torres has a demonstrated record of advancing lifesaving gun violence prevention measures and will never stop fighting to keep California communities safe from gun violence.

We are proud to endorse Norma Torres for the US House of Representatives in 2020.


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