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Alameda County GOP reaches out to Latinos

By Josh Richman
Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 at 10:05 am in Alameda County, California State Senate, Don Perata, General, Ignacio De La Fuente, Jerry Brown, Oakland, Oakland City Council, Republican Party.

The Alameda County Republican Central Committee in March had invited a couple of African-American clergy members to speak at its monthly meeting, as part of its outreach to minority communites. Next Tuesday, May 15, it’ll be the Latino community’s turn to meet and greet with the GOP; Charles Hargrave — who’s piloting this outreach while launching his campaign to unseat Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, in 2008 — said three speakers are expected to attend the committee’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at its San Leandro headquarters:

  • Ana Chretien, CEO of Oakland-based ABC Security Services Inc., which is among the Bay Area’s largest Hispanic-owned businesses. ABC’s biggest clients have included the City of Oakland and the Port of Oakland; Chretien has been a prolific political donor, supporting Democrats including Oakland City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente; state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland; and state Attorney General Jerry Brown.
  • Henry Rosales, executive director of the Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation, a nonprofit based in Oakland’s Fruitvale District working to improve the lives of low-income Latino residents by offering social services and enhancing opportunities for leadership development and civic participation.
  • Hugo Guerrero, executive director of the Asociación de Comerciantes y Profesionales de Oakland (the Merchants and Professionals Association of Oakland), and owner of Hugo’s Tours and Travel in Oakland’s Fruitvale District.
  • Hargrave said he’s planning to invite Asian-American community members to attend June’s meeting.

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