In a move not seen in recent memory, Republicans will meet in the Democrat strong-hold of Haverstraw Village, Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at the Kings Daughter Library, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 85 Main St. for a leadership training workshop conducted by the Leadership Institute from Washington, DC. Former Rockland resident and expert political consultant, Charlie Banks, of Red Pillar Consulting, LLC, will be one of the guest lecturer’s for the workshop: LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE/ ABOUT US
The Latino National Republican Coalition of New York State, along with the Rockland County chapter, will sponsor and host this workshop and have invited Republican candidates, nominees, campaign staffers and the general voting public for technical training associated with running a successful campaign.
“This work-shop will go a bit beyond “campaign training” because it will be thematic on principles, leadership, and motivation for those who wish to invest time in organizing grass-root communities toward positive change. This is for the ‘stop complaining and do something about it’ people.
We invite all to come to Haverstraw to demonstrate that no segment of Rockland County should be abandoned. We invite everyone, irrespective of party affiliation to join us – many may be surprised to find we agree on more than we disagree.
We welcome diverse opinions and only ask for the courtesy of a fair hearing of our side of the issues. It will be an interesting time.” ~ Anthony Melé, NYS Vice-Chairman, LNRC and Rockland County Chair
Manuel Rosales, National Chairman of the Latino National Republican Coalition was former director of national coalitions for Chairman Michael Steele, Republican National Committee in Washington, DC. Chairman Rosales will travel from Washington, DC to attend this workshop.
“Our goal is to bring Latino constituencies into the GOP where they belong. The Republican Party needs principled candidates that Latino voters will vote for. This is one forum in which we can train all in grass-roots organizing.” ~ Manuel Rosales, National Chairman, LNRCEvent organizers teamed up with LNRC – New York State Chairman Rubén Estrada, Westchester LNRC Chairperson Mary Brauner, Putnam Chairman Edwin Alvarez, Long Island Chairperson Leann Murphy and Rockland Chairman Anthony Melé, along with the New York State Executive Board, to engineer this display of solidarity deep in one of the most highly Democratically-registered areas of Rockland County.
The Village of Haverstraw is probably one of the most densely populated Latino neighborhoods in Rockland County. This convergence of Republican leaders from the national, state, and local level, to give support to voters in this area is the first such foray in recent memory into this part of Rockland.
Ramón Soto, Editor of the Spanish language newspaper EL SOL remarked that the Democrats have ruled Haverstraw for far too long and take latino voters for granted. In a recent televised interview with LNRC Rockland County Chairman Anthony Melé, Soto said: What the Latino community in Haverstraw are thirsty for is leadership and to have political power.”
Rubén Estrada, LNRC NYS Chairman will welcome the participants and guests. He told Rockland Voice: “Our team chose Rockland County as a key strategic location and selected Haverstraw Village to draw our Republican colleagues into what has long been a Democrat strong-hold. With the help of the Rockland County Chapter’s community leaders like Peter F. Medina, Joe Ciardullo, Jeanine and Nick Vecchiarelli, Vincenza Dimuro, Mike and Barbara Gries, Lew Haskell, Jose Guerra, Angel Rivera, Ed Gonzalez, Giovanni Tavares, Lawrence Stone, Rowena Molluso, Kevin Kelly, Anthony Stone, JC Joseph, Jose Nunez, and the entire chapter, it will begin a change of this area into a Republican strong-hold.”
“In Haverstraw in the future it may be easier for a Democrat to become a Republican, than for a Republican to become a Democrat.”