In 2004, Victor watched a young United States Senator from Illinois speak at the Democratic National Convention and was so inspired that four years later he began organizing his community for Barack Obama.
Today, on the third anniversary of Sonia Sotomayor becoming the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice in history, State Rep. Victor Torres knows President Obama is standing up for equal opportunity for all Americans.
"When President Obama appointed Sonia Sotomayor as Chief Justice, that was an awesome milestone for us in the Hispanic community. It was monumental and we can't have that taken away from us, it'll be in history forever.
President Obama's support was huge. It took a leader of his caliber, someone who has experience and involvement organizing communities, a President with his diverse background, to step up and appoint someone like Sonia Sotomayor. She's a shining star."