Arnoldo Torres

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Founder and Director, Torres2 Policy Consultants

Sacramento, California

Arnoldo Torres is founder and director of the public-policy consulting firm Torres2 Policy Consultants, which assists primarily non-profit organizations and advocates on behalf of indigent and ethnic minority communities.

Torres served as national executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens from 1979 to 1985 and was active in overseeing its legislative and policy agenda. He was instrumental in the debate surrounding the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, which addressed civil rights protections, temporary workers and legalization. His articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Arizona Republic, Sacramento Bee, Albuquerque Journal and U.S. News & World Report, and he has been a guest on “Firing Line,” “Crossfire,” “CBS Morning News,” “Phil Donohue,” CNN, and Univision, Telemundo and TV Azteca Spanish-language networks.

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Posted Nov. 5, 2015

Jesse Jackson’s Defense of the Status Quo in Education Leaves Behind ‘Too Many Ships’

When someone you know, admire and worked with on various important issues impacting people of color, advocates a policy and…

By Arnoldo Torres

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Posted June 19, 2018

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Posted June 19, 2018

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The end of the school year is always my favorite time. With standardized assessments finished, it’s my time to finally breathe, slow down to reflect…

By Brian Lane Stanley

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Posted June 18, 2018

School Shootings Aren’t the Only Things School Police Officers Need to Train For

In light of recent school shootings, one of the proposed solutions has been to put more school police officers in schools. In the last 30…

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