As a disciple of Reaganomics and a proponent for a strong nation, the choice was clear: I registered as a Republican. Through the years I never imagined the journey that decision would bear in my life. As a student of political science at a very liberal university, I was accosted by fellow students and even faculty. As a Youth Advisory Council representative to Mayor Tom Bradley, I was an anomaly as a Latino Republican. Many chucked in confusion. But I have left the Republican Party for becoming a rudderless entity that has been overtaken by nativists and coincidentally can’t even agree on who will be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Author Archives: Luis Alvarado
Luis Alvarado is president of Luis Alvarado Public Affairs and the former president of Familias Unidas de California. He is also a co-founder of GROW Elect Political Action Committee that helps Latino Republicans get elected to municipal offices, and is an adviser to several other State Political Action Committees. Alvarado is the co-founder of FUNDACODE, an International non-profit organization that is promoting economic and nutritional advancements in Central America. He is a political expert and frequently seen on CNN, Univision, Telemundo, Politico, NPR and various national, international and Spanish-language media.