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Ritchie Torres
(Democratic, district 15)
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Ritchie Torres on Abortion
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Ritchie Torres on Budget & Economy
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  • Pro-stimulus spending, according to PVS survey. (Sep 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Ritchie Torres on Civil Rights
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  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Ritchie Torres on Corporations
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Ritchie Torres on Crime
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  • Pro-police liability, according to PVS survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Ritchie Torres on Drugs
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Ritchie Torres on Education
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  • Proposed bill to eliminate segregation in NYC public schools. (Dec 2016)
Ritchie Torres on Energy & Oil
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Ritchie Torres on Environment
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Ritchie Torres on Families & Children
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Ritchie Torres on Foreign Policy
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Ritchie Torres on Free Trade
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Ritchie Torres on Government Reform
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  • Public office is a privilege, so ban corrupt people. (Jan 2018)
  • Pro-CFR, according to PVS survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access. (Feb 2021)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Sponsored bill for statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Sponsored "Protecting Our Democracy" to restrict president. (Dec 2021)
Ritchie Torres on Gun Control
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  • Pro-gun control, according to PVS survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Ritchie Torres on Health Care
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  • Expand resources for people who overdose. (Feb 2016)
Ritchie Torres on Homeland Security
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  • Combat international and domestic Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Ritchie Torres on Immigration
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  • Anti-border wall, according to PVS survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Pro-immigrant, according to PVS survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban. (Apr 2021)
Ritchie Torres on Jobs
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  • Wants to ensure NYC is creating real, not projected jobs. (Apr 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Ritchie Torres on Principles & Values
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  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
Ritchie Torres on Social Security
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Ritchie Torres on Tax Reform
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Ritchie Torres on Technology
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Ritchie Torres on War & Peace
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  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Ritchie Torres on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Combat international and domestic Islamophobia: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand resources for people who overdose: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Proposed bill to eliminate segregation in NYC public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pro-police liability, according to PVS survey: Opposes topic 9
Sponsored stricter rules for police accountability: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Pro-gun control, according to PVS survey: Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Anti-border wall, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 12
Pro-immigrant, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Public office is a privilege, so ban corrupt people: Strongly Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pro-renewable energy, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Wants to ensure NYC is creating real, not projected jobs: Strongly Favors topic 20
Pro-stimulus spending, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

Ritchie Torres is a Moderate Liberal
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