Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tennessee Republican Party recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

Cuban-American Raul Lopez chairs state chapter of National Hispanic Republican Assembly

"The awesome honor and responsibility of being Hispanic Americans"

The Tennessee Republican Party issued this press release in recognition of Hispanic Americans and Hispanic Heritage Month:
The Tennessee Republican Party joins President Bush in marking the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month today. National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 through October 15, is an opportunity to celebrate the spirit and accomplishments of Hispanic Americans everywhere.

In a Presidential proclamation, President Bush declared the month to be in honor of the many Americans of Hispanic descent who have made outstanding contributions to the United States of America.

“The rich cultural traditions of the Hispanic-American community have made a remarkable impact on American society,” Bush said. “The diverse backgrounds of Hispanic Americans and their dedication to family have become an integral part of America. With a deep commitment to faith and a strong desire to live the American dream, these citizens are realizing the full blessings of liberty. Educational opportunities are helping a new generation work toward success, and many Hispanic Americans operate thriving small businesses.”

The President’s proclamation also honored Hispanic Americans for their strong tradition of service in the Armed Forces in every war since the nation’s founding.

Raul J. Lopez, chairman of Tennessee’s chapter of the National Hispanic Republican Assembly, remarked that National Hispanic Heritage Month provides an opportunity “to highlight our rich culture and our ongoing impact we have on this GREAT Nation the United States of America.”

“From the classroom to the workplace we are there. From our place of worship, to the battlefield we are there. And we are there proudly. Proudly because we now live in the greatest country in the world,” said Lopez. “We live in a country where we celebrate diversity without compromising unity. We live in a country where together we celebrate Freedom, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

“This month we Hispanics are highlighted but forever we Hispanics highlight the awesome honor and responsibility of being Hispanic Americans,” Lopez said.

About Raul Lopez
Raul López was born in Havana, Cuba in 1962. At age 5, his family escaped Communism for a new life in the US. In 1995 he started CrossTown Courier, Inc. with two partners; later selling the company to pursue other interests.

Very active in the Latino community, Raul has served and Chaired many boards and has always been very involved in politics; starting two PACs and serving on the Board of another. He was an alternate delegate for Bush’s 2004 campaign and served as Minority Communications Director for the Tennessee GOP. Raul currently serves in two Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, his local church, and various conservative causes. He also helped found and host 2 Hispanic TV programs: Que Pasa Nashville and Spanish TV; both dedicated to the opportunities and challenges facing the Hispanic community in Middle Tennessee. Raul now brings his talents and ideas to Chair the RNHA of TN.

Raul lives in Nashville with his wife and six children (2 of which are adopted from Colombia). He works fulltime at a Men’s Prison Ministry and owns a very successful Real Estate Company, Rocket Realty USA.
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