Gwinnett Republicans are working to outreach to the Hispanic community.
Last month, the GOP launched a Spanish language Facebook page, a complement to the local group's main page.
The Spanish page, created by Heather Alvarez, is a translated copy of the English page, but also has links to sites like Fox News Latino, Heritage Libertad and other sites promoting conservative content, a press release said.
The page, at www.facebook.com/PartidoRepublicanoGwinnett, had 50 likes as of Friday.
Too get additional fans for the page, party members created a Facebook ad to target Spanish speakers in metro Atlanta with an interest in politics. "Featuring a picture of a Mexican family holding flags, the ad copy translates to 'GOP for a better future. We stand for good education, safe communities and more money in your paycheck. Join us,'" the release stated.
In the release, the party members thanked the communications committee for working on the project.Marin honoredA Gwinnett legislator was named one of the most influential in the state by James Magazine.
Rep. Pedro Marin was tapped on the list of "Most Influential House Members" in the magazine, published by Insider Advantage.
"I am honored to be listed as one of the Most Influential House Members," said Marin, a Democrat who has represented the Duluth area for a decade. "This has been an exciting year for Democrats in Georgia. It truly means a lot to receive this recognition and to continue to serve my community."
Marin, one of the first Latinos elected to the General Assembly, serves on the Banks and Banking, Economic Development and Tourism, and Industry and Labor committees.
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