Trump’s gains among Latino voters shouldn’t come as a surprise to the RNHA

Trump’s gains among Latino voters shouldn’t come as a surprise to the RNHA
November 18, 2020 Comments Off on Trump’s gains among Latino voters shouldn’t come as a surprise to the RNHA Chapters, Press Releases, RNHA News Articles, Trump, White House RNHA NEWS

I remember it was the spring of 2018. I returned home from a trip from Washington with a heavy heart. A lot had happened, and I felt like I was at a crossroads.

There was a gigantic elephant in the room, and the party was ignoring it. I brought this crazy idea to Washington of revitalizing the Hispanic outreach for the Republican Party. I suggested a different approach, connecting Hispanics through their core values, offering a better, more welcoming, and more promising messaging. The response was that the RNHA was a waste of time because Hispanics did not vote.

But what they did not know is that my mother always told me that when life challenges you for something you are passionate about, and you are told that you will not succeed, find a way to do it, and do it well.

Rather than giving up, on September 8, 2018, the RNHA voted for new leadership. I became the National Chairwoman of the RNHA, surrounded by an incredible team. I knew that we could change the expectations of our critics. The challenges started that very night; the never Trumpers told me that I would ruin the RNHA since it was evident that I was a Trump supporter. Some did not think I was going to last a year.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed leaders can change the world.”

What I have learned:

  • We are all volunteers. Protecting the RNHA is our duty; we are the survival of the Republican Party.
  • When outsiders say there is “drama” with our organization, what they are really doing is undermining our success.
  • In political terms, drama means progress. 
  • The RNHA’s Board is known as one of the Nation’s strongest rigid boards. The beauty of our board is that we are all different.
  • It’s not one person’s way or the highway. Although we might not always agree, we have learned how to work and respect each other.
  • Getting rid of the swamp and everyone who is disruptive to the RNHA’s ability to function properly was a key component.

Overwhelming Results:

We have had over 600% growth.
We went from 6 board members to 29!  (Imagine the challenge!)

Social Media Growth:

  • From 2 Facebook pages to 62 and counting
  • From 1 online group page to 29 groups
  • We added a presence on Twitter and Instagram.

Additions:

  • RNHA Publishing Department
  • RNHA News
  • RNHA Podcast
  • RNHA Endorsements
  • RNHA Policy Department 
  • RNHA Prayer Department
  • RNHA Catholic Department

Ownership: We legally won back ownership of RNHA.org.

We also own RNHAnational.org.  

Budget: We are not funded by big corporations, the RNC, the campaign, or Washington. We have been funded by loyal members that believe in our mission.

We have a secure cash flow. 

Assisted: The RNHA helped many candidates, policies, and movements. 

We also discovered and gave a platform to many social media influencers and even got them invited to the White House.

History: In Florida, Trump won 45 percent of the Latino vote, an 11-point improvement from his 2016 performance. In Texas, Trump won 41 percent support from Latino voters, up from 34 percent four years ago. In Arizona, he had 32 percent of Latino support, up from 28 in 2016. 

The RNHA showed both parties that the Hispanic vote can no longer be taken for granted. Trump won record minority support making surprising gains with Latinos. We helped Trump carry an overall of 32-35 percent of Latino voters.  

Facebook Pages :

  1. Republican National Hispanic Assembly      
  2. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Lake County 
  3. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Pasco County 
  4. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of North Los Angeles County 
  5. Ca-RNHA Republican National Hispanic Assembly of California  
  6. Republican National Hispanic Assembly New Jersey Chapter
  7. Republican National Hispanic Assembly – New York Chapter 
  8. Republican National Hispanic Assembly 
  9. Republican National Hispanic Assembly – Lubbock Chapter 
  10. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Martin County 
  11. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Flagler County 
  12. Republican National Hispanic Assembly – Pasadena Chapter 
  13. Republican National Hispanic Assembly – Colorado
  14. AV Republican National Hispanic Assembly 
  15. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Lee County
  16. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of St. Johns County 
  17. Republican National Hispanic Assembly Harris County 
  18. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Florida 
  19. Republican National Hispanic Assembly – Washington State Chapter 
  20. Republican National Hispanic Assembly – Missouri RNHA 
  21. Tarrant County Republican National Hispanic Assembly 
  22. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Orange County, NY 
  23. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Greater Los Angeles 
  24. RNHA Oregon 
  25. RNHA  
  26. RNHA Utah 
  27. RNHA – Rhode Island 
  28. Alamance Chapter Republican National Hispanic Assembly 
  29. RNHA California 
  30. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Miami-Dade County 
  31. RNHA New Jersey  
  32. Republican National Hispanic Assembly- RNHA- Southern Region  
  33. RNHA Arizona 
  34. Republican National Hispanic Assembly – TEXAS 
  35. RNHA Of Nevada  
  36. RNHA West  
  37. Republican National Hispanic Assembly – Lubbock Chapter 
  38. RNHA – Texas 
  39. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Orange County 
  40. RNHA Riverside County  
  41. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Collier & Lee County  
  42. RNHA Washington 
  43. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of St. Lucie County  
  44. RNHA Midland Chapter   
  45. Bronx County – RNHA  
  46. RNHA Youth Outreach 
  47. Riverside County CA RNHA  
  48. RNHA Kansas  
  49. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Volusia County  
  50. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Seminole County 
  51. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Hillsborough County  
  52. Republican National Hispanic Assembly – San Angelo, TX Chapter 
  53. RNHA Arkansas 
  54. Republican National Hispanic Assembly N.Y.Nassau County Chapter  
  55. Republican National Hispanic Assembly – New York State Chapter   
  56. Republican Nat’l Hispanic Assembly NC – RNHA NC  
  57. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Virginia  
  58. Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Cook County 
  59. RNHA – Hawaii
  60. Republican National Hispanic Assembly Iowa  
  61. Republican National Hispanic Assembly – Kansas 
  62. Republican National Hispanic Assembly – North Carolina  

 

Website: https://rnha.org/

 Exit Polls:

 

So, the next time someone tries to criticize the RNHA or its leadership, consider all that we have accomplished in just over two years. Many of us have sacrificed family time, money, sweat, and tears.

When I am asked, “What does the RNHA bring to the table?” My answer is, “We are the table!”

Sincerely,

Betty Cardenas
National Chairwoman
Republican National Hispanic Assembly
Office: 202-838-8105  Fax:202-838-8134
www.rnha.org

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