The local GOP on Saturday launched the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Philadelphia with an event at its new home at 6632 Bustleton Ave.
Two-time congressional candidate David Torres chairs the group, which will have office space at the Bustleton Avenue location, home of Kingdom Empowerment International Ministries.
Torres said the group will conduct voter-registration drives, take part in outreach efforts that includes distributing school supplies, winter supplies and food, along with offering family activities, health fairs and job fairs and posting job listings on its website.
State Rep. Martina White, chairwoman of the Republican City Committee, said the group will promote issues such as family values, safety, limited government and good-paying jobs. The voter-registration drive, she added, would be a step toward making Philadelphia a two-party city.
There is a similar group in Cumberland County, along with successful ones in Florida and Texas.
Among those at the kickoff were Dave Galluch, Republican candidate in the 5th Congressional District, which includes parts of South Philadelphia; Linwood Holland, a Lawncrest resident and community engagement director with Americans for Prosperity; and ward leaders and representatives of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. ••