GOP's Reach Out to Asian American Community

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 ANAHEIM – Seeing the need for a more diverse political base, California Republican leaders earlier this month vowed to expand its party and place a concerted effort to reach out to the Asian American community, the fastest growing ethnic group in the US.

In its third Asian Pacific American Roundtable at the California Republican Party Convention on Oct. 5 in Anaheim, Republican leaders said outreach and fly over campaigns is not enough anymore to reach Asian Americans.

Building a relationship and fostering and identifying leaders within the community are the key to grab this much sought after demographic, they said. “GOP used to mean Grand Old Party. To me, it’s Growth and Opportunity Party. We get there not by outreach but by inclusion. That’s where I am at,” said Connie Conway, a republican assemblywoman representing 26th assembly district. -

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