Mr. Torres Vélez has been a professor, union leader, and activist in the Puerto Rican community in the United States since 1985. He is the current President of Boricua Vota Movement, a nonpartisan educational and mobilization initiative that seeks to improve activism and civic engagement among Puerto Ricans. Jimmy also leads the Puerto Rican Action Initiative, a community group seeking to improve the life and opportunities of the Puerto Rican and Latino community in Florida thru direct action, advocacy, and leadership development.

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