Republican National Committee Opens Hispanic Community Center In Tucson, Arizona

For Immediate Release
08/19/2022
Contact:Kristy Dohnel
Kristy.Dohnel@azgop.org
(Tucson, AZ) The Republican National Committee (RNC) today opened a new Hispanic Community Center in Tucson, Arizona. It is the first RNC Hispanic Community Center in Arizona and the 37th minority outreach center nationwide.

Republican nominee for Senate Blake Masters, Republican nominee for Congress Juan Ciscomani, State Representative Teresa Martinez, Republican Party of Arizona (RPAZ) Chairman Dr. Kelli Ward and RNC Co-Chair Tommy Hicks all spoke at the grand opening today. They were joined by GOP candidates, grassroots activists and members of the Hispanic community.



The Hispanic Community Center will serve as a hub of activity in the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections. It is a place to come together, host events and spark conversations with Hispanic Arizonans. At a time when Joe Biden’s inflation, gas prices and rising crime are crushing Hispanic families, Republicans are talking about our shared values and the solutions that will bring down inflation, lower gas prices and promote public safety.
 
RPAZ Chairman Dr. Kelli Ward kicked off the event. “The Republican Party is welcoming Hispanic Arizonans with open arms,” said Dr. Ward. “The failing Democrat Party is taking Hispanic voters for granted, labeling them as ‘Latinx’ and ‘tacos’ and driving them away with their disastrous policies. This new Hispanic Community Center in Tucson will help Republicans win big in Arizona this November.”


Blake Masters, the Republican nominee for Senate, highlighted the issues important to Hispanic voters, like the devastating Biden economy, failing schools and the border crisis, and praised the new community center. “This center is going to be amazing,” Masters said today. “We have a unite and win strategy. It is centers like this that are really going to help us engage a whole new voter base. The Republican Party is growing. We really have a chance to get this country back on track and make it work for everybody.”



Juan Ciscomani, the Republican nominee for Congress in District 6, shared his personal family story of growing up in Tucson and washing cars as a kid nearby the Community Center. Ciscomani said, “Only in America is my story possible. The American Dream is alive, but it seems like it’s slipping away. That’s why I’m running — so my kids and all kids have the same opportunity Laura and I had access to as first-generation Americans.”



RNC Co-Chair Tommy Hicks highlighted the stakes of this year’s election and presented the Chairman’s Champion Award to Eloisa Jerez, a top volunteer for the Republican Party in Southern Arizona. Hicks praised her dedication.
 
The RNC, under the leadership of Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, is committed to growing our party and sharing our values throughout our great nation, especially with communities that have not traditionally voted Republican,” said RNC Co-Chair Tommy Hicks. “Today, we are putting that commitment into action by opening our Hispanic Community Center in Tucson.”

 
 
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