Today is Election Day – Get Out and Vote!

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Today is November 5, 2013, Election Day – the day we will unite as Americans and choose our local leaders; most of the elections happening around the state are for local offices such as Mayor, Supervisor, Town and/ or City Councils, Judge as well as six Proposals with one being a proposal to change our constitution Authorizing Casino Gaming. Local elections are not only extremely important as the results will impact your daily lives almost immediately, they, unfortunately, have the lowest voter turnout.

This is a day when a person’s race, social or economic status, illustriousness and frankly personal feels for the individual should be set aside in order to cast an informed vote based on the candidates’ values, character and actions. Unfortunately, much of what we see on TV are celebrity like individuals touting how great or how not so great candidates are based on race, social or economic status, and illustriousness – do not be swayed by charm… Vote your values, Vote informed!

Although, the LNRC of Monroe County will endorse a candidate or proposal from time to time we strongly urge you to base your selection solely on your research and opinion of the candidates.

Your right to vote is the one right that will guarantee all your other rights. Your right to vote is the right that gives you, the individual, the power to hold our leaders accountable and more so your right to vote is the right that will ensure your freedom.

NEVER FORGET – OUR GOVERNMENT IS OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE!

Click here for a list of Monroe County candidates

Click here for an explanation of each Proposal

Clic aquí para ver una explicación de cada Propuesta

Our Community Outreach is Without Borders

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Community outreach should not have borders. In fact, in order to effectively support the advancement of certain populations within our community we must seek to advance the community at-large.

We live in a time where servant leadership is rare, voters are so polarized that they’re not voting, race relations are increasingly divided, and the lack of incentives to encourage upward mobility are causing the deterioration of our community. Members of the LNRC of Monroe County are committed to our mission and will cross borders to ensure everyone has the ability to cast informed votes, fully understand their potential, and more so, learn how to hold accountable those they elect as their leaders.

Last weekend we had the opportunity to help our community in the City of Geneva by hosting a Town Hall Meeting open to the public. At this meeting, many from the community stopped by to ask questions of candidates and for candidates to learn more about the people they will be serving as well as issues that are important to them.

Several candidates including Greg Bendzlowicz (Ward 5&6) and Paul D’Amico (Ward 1&2), who have worked very hard to earn the seats of Ontario County Supervisors as well as Hon. Elisabeth (Lisa) Toole who worked hard to earn the bench of Geneva City Court were in attendance . In addition, the Ontario County Republican Committee Chairman, Doug Finch participated.

Many local residents registered to vote that evening even though the deadline for this election cycle had gone by; they wanted to make sure they were part of the solution to the problems facing their community.

Click here to read the article by the Finger Lakes Times.

 

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Candidate Night – An opportunity for the Latino community to ask questions, share concerns and get to know the candidates…

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On October 23, 2013, we held a candidate’s night for City residents with a focus on the Latino community. This event was well attended by the community and just about every candidate seeking to represent various parts of the City and County attended. These types of events are important to ensure voters have the opportunity to ask questions of candidates and for candidates to learn more about the people they will be serving as well as issues that are important to them.

In order to maintain a government of the people, for the people, and by the people, we as voters must remain engaged in the political process.

Accountability begins with the individual! The only corrupt elected officials we have are the ones we continue to elect.

A special thanks to Rev. Jose O. Rodriguez, Senior Pastor at Bible Baptist Temple, the board and members of the LNRC of Monroe County, Inc., all the candidates that took the time to participate, and to the community for attending.

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Candidate Night – Latino focused, but open to all!

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In order to ensure voters are casting informed votes and have the ability to hold accountable those candidates they elected, voters must have an opportunity to personally meet, question, listen to and compare candidates from all parties. The LNRC of Monroe County, Inc., in affiliation with Bible Baptist Temple, will host a candidate night focused on providing the Latino community in the City of Rochester that opportunity.

This event is open to the public and we encourage those interested in a society where all elected officials are working for the people, to attend.

Click the flyer below for more information

Candidate Night 2013

An opportunity for the Latino community to ask questions, share concerns and get to know the candidates…

LNRC of Monroe County, Inc. officially announce their launch

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On October 4, 2013, the LNRC of Monroe County, Inc. officially announced their launch. This event took place at Georgie’s Bakery & Cafe located at 857 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, New York 14620. The event was well attended by the community as well as state and local elected officials.

We would like to give a special thanks to George and Liz Ruiz for hosting this event. In addition, The board of the LNRC of Monroe County, Inc. would like to acknowledge Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party and Bill Reilich, Chairman of the Monroe County Republican Committee for their support and commitment to our success. Although, Ruben Estrada, Chairman of the LNRC of New York State was unable to attend – he remains energized and determined to grow our republican base by engaging the Latino community through education, community service and faith while establishing active LNRC chapters in all counties of New York State.

Our guest speaker was Assemblyman Peter Lopez who’s commitment to the advancement of the Latino community is unparalleled. The words he shared and his accomplishments as an elected official serve as a beacon of hope for many. Thank you, Hon. Lopez for your time and servant leadership.

Our community relies on our media outlets to be fair and balanced and maintain the expectation that the information shared is accurate and bi-partisan. We would like to recognize two local papers who took the time to speak with Peterson Vazquez, Chairman of the LNRC of Monroe County to better understand our mission and value to the community. Please click the links below:

GOP’s Latino love: City News Paper 09/25/2013
GOP aims to recruit Monroe County Latinos: Democrat and Chronicle 09/25/2013

The board of the LNRC of Monroe County, Inc. thanks everyone who attended and looks forward to working with the community as we seek to energize forward momentum, take down barriers and reignite the American dream.

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LNRC of Monroe County helps out local business

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George & Liz Ruiz, owners of Georgie’s Bakery and Cafe at 857 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester 14620, spend just about every moment of their lives making sure their restaurant provides the best service possible. Unfortunately, the store front had been ignored by the owners of the building for some time and did not portray the professional and superior service customers can expect. Because our Mission calls for us to energize forward momentum, take down barriers and reignite the American dream, LNRC of Monroe County members helped George & Liz give their store a face lift.

Stop by Friday, October 4th at 8am to see the prodigious work we did, learn more about the LNRC of Monroe County, enjoy a breakfast sandwich and take advantage of the opportunity to meet many of your elected officials and candidates.

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