Cesar Torres, ACLU of Arizona, Organizing Director


Organizing Director




Born in Tepatitlan, Jalisco Mexico, Cesar Torres emigrated to the United States at the age of 6. Cesar grew up in Richmond California where he found a passion for organizing and standing up for the community fighting HR4437. Since 2012, Cesar organized across the country and now calls Glendale, Arizona his home. Cesar joined the ACLU of Arizona to fight for immigrant’s rights, LGBTQ+ equality, criminal justice reform, and education equity across the state of Arizona. As a dreamer himself, Cesar holds many of these issues close to his heart. Through a decade of organizing, Cesar has fought to make sure the rights of his community are protected and extended. Cesar hopes to expand the organizing program at the ACLU of Arizona to make further strides in defending the rights of Arizonians.