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Why Texas Needs A Susana Martinez To Keep It RED

When Texas voted in this last election, no one did an exit poll; perhaps because it would have shown that Latinos voted for the Democrats in larger numbers than we Republicans wanted to acknowledge. The fear that Texas is turning purple is of great concern for Republicans and should be the epiphany that forces the GOP to look fear in the face: those irreversible changing demographics in Texas. It is no longer sufficient to run a candidate with a Latino surname and think

at Feb 25, 2013 11:07 AM
       

Texas Republicans Should Join in Immigration Reform

Co-written by Eduardo Aguirre

Mitt Romney's defeat in the 2012 presidential election has been met by many Republicans as a challenge. If they hope to regain the White House, the party must address important issues for America's rapidly growing Hispanic population. That is particularly true when it comes to immigration matters, where Romney staked positions

at Feb 8, 2013 5:00 PM
       

The Immigrant Song

In 1992, I was invited to go on a deep sea fishing trip off the coast of Mexico. We were to fly from Los Angeles to Guadalajara. Even though at the time one could travel to Mexico with just a driver license or birth certificate, I had a bit of a problem: having been born in Dublin, my birth certificate was written in Gaelic. I was advised to apply for a passport, just to be safe.

My parents had moved to America when I was three, willing participants in the diaspora of the Irish people seeking opportunity and a better life in America. They eventually became naturalized citizens. With their citizenship, my brother and I became citizens too…..or so I thought.

at Feb 4, 2013 7:00 PM
       

Texas State Rep. J.M. Lozano is Not a New Face in the Texas Legislature but is New to the Republican Party, Learn Why He Switched Parties

Texas Representative J.M. Lozano is not a new face in the House of Representatives, but he is a new face as a Republican State Representative. Lozano, who was a conservative, blue dog Democrat, changed parties last year, and in the interview below, you can hear why. I was very impressed with his story.   Read more »

at Jan 15, 2013 2:47 PM
       

Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas Steve Munisteri says: "We need more serious outreach, the National Party has to make a Commitment"

During the first day of the Texas 83th Legislative session, I spoke at the Capitol with Steve Munisteri, Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. He responded to the expectations and the future of the Republican Party as well as the Party's outreach plans. Chairman Munisteri reported their political staff, including David Zapata, has been working on a comprehensive outreach plan. These plans include hiring additional field staff to bring

at Jan 11, 2013 6:46 PM
       

Latinos Are Rising In Power, Much To The Dismay of Ann Coulter and The Likes

I am often asked, why do you place yourself in a group, and box yourself in when you should assimilate into America. The answer is twofold. First, because of government categorization, Latinos have to select a box that gives us a sense of togetherness. Second, there are some extreme groups who often target Latinos with hate or negative stereotypes that fulfills their racist drive. So I place myself in a Latino group as a coping mechanism

at Dec 10, 2012 5:12 PM
       

Hispanic Political Organization Voted Into the Republican Party of Texas

Houston, Texas – Today the Republican Party of Texas (Texas GOP) the state’s largest and most effective advocate for promoting a conservative philosophy of government, voted the Republican Hispanic Citizens In Action committee as an official State Republican Group.

“It is imperative that Hispanic Republican groups come alive given that we are now the largest minority in the Nation. Moreover, in the 2012 Presidential election, Blacks outvoted Hispanics 65% to 50% which indicates it is a wake-up call for Hispanics to get more engaged in the political process” said Eric Melchor, RHCIA member.   Read more »

at Dec 5, 2012 12:17 PM
       

Six Vital Battlefronts in the Fight for America

America’s devastating loss to Obama a couple weeks ago has prompted a lot of discussion about how the Republican Party moves forward from here. The talk of dropping social conservatism is the most disturbing to me. Social conservatism is the “values” wing of the American Dream. The debt is a moral issue every bit as much as it is a fiscal one. It must be conquered in a variety of different ways, including molding a society that does not have so much need of so many taxpayer-funded programs. Besides, the Democrats aren’t tossing their social platform. Abortion, gay marriage, restriction of religious freedoms – these are all social issues.

at Nov 24, 2012 10:02 AM
       

Texas Republicans Have the Answer!

In June 2012, the largest state Republican convention in the country overwhelmingly approved a sensible immigration plank. It is known as the Texas Solution. Texas Republicans are no longer willing to kick the can down the road. They want Congress to adopt a solution, and they have offered an outline. Now Congress needs to act!   Read more »

at Nov 21, 2012 3:45 PM
       

11 Million Chances for the GOP To Help Itself With Latinos

The number is unclear, but it appears that there are about 11 Million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Of them, 70% are Latinos. It is further unclear as to how many of them became undocumented, and to many it is irrelevant as many in the public insist on using terms to “group” them all into a pool of lawbreakers who are undeserving of any type of consideration for remaining in the U.S.   Read more »

at Nov 20, 2012 11:48 AM
       

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