WASHINGTON – Today, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Republican Party of Pennsylvania (PAGOP) launched the Pennsylvania Hispanic Advisory Council to strengthen ties with the Hispanic community and expand engagement efforts across the state.
State advisory councils are part of the RNC’s unprecedented commitment to engage Hispanic voters year-round to build a permanent foundation for future campaigns at the state and local levels. Council members will lend their expertise in developing better, more effective engagement strategies between the RNC, the state party, county parties and communities across the state. The Pennsylvania Hispanic Advisory Council will complement the work of the RNC and our National Advisory Council.
“The Republican Party is working to build genuine and permanent relationships with Hispanics across Pennsylvania, and our state advisory council will help make that a reality,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Each council member is a leader in their own community and brings a unique perspective, and I look forward to working with them to grow the Republican Party in their communities.”
“The Republican Party is excited to be showcasing our shared values of individual freedom and economic opportunity with Pennsylvania’s Hispanic community,” said PA GOP Chairman Rob Gleason. “Our Hispanic Advisory Council is the latest step in celebrating the growing role of the Hispanic community in the Republican Party.”
“It is vital that we are out in our communities early and often, because face-to-face contacts between volunteers and voters living in the same community is the best way to engage, inform and mobilize someone to vote Republican,” said Dr. Myers, Pennsylvania State Hispanic Advisory Council Chair.
Since March of last year the RNC has launched a National Hispanic Advisory Council as well as state councils in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas. In the upcoming months, we will launch six more councils across the country.
The RNC Pennsylvania Hispanic Advisory Council members include:
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Dr. Marcela Myers, State Chair
Lenny Rivera, Chester County Co-Chair
Ruth Cruz, Dauphin County Chair
Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio, Chester County Co-Chair
Louie Rodriguez, Lancaster County Chair
Robert Muentes, Lebanon County Chair
Steven Ramos, Lehigh County Chair
Fidelia Friedman, Monroe County Chair
Chris Morales, Northampton County Chair
Robert Nix, Philadelphia County Chair
Wanda Mercado-Arroyo, City of Allentown Chair
Luis Villegas, City of Harrisburg Chair
Lisa Colon, City of Lancaster Co-Chair
Adrian Garcia, City of Lancaster Co-Chair
John Gonzales, City of Philadelphia Chair
Aurora Coronado, City of Stroudsburg Co-Chair
Dr. Raul Coronado, City of Stroudsburg Co-Chair
Miguel Alban, City of West Chester Chair
Paul Minnich, City of York Chair
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