Chairman Avella addresses 2016 Republican National Convention


Aristotle was right when he said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

So it is with our Republican Party. Every part… every office at every level of government… determines the strength of the whole. Think about that: every office at every level of government… determines the strength of the whole.

Thus we are here and put in charge of electing Donald Trump as our country’s next President… Mike Pence as Vice-President… and giving them Republican partners in Congress and the states.

For 38 years, GOPAC has led in educating and electing generations of Republican leaders. Our mission has contributed to our Republican majorities in Congress as well as our dominance at the state level with 34 of 50 governors and 69 of 99 state legislative chambers. You might recognize some of our alumni; U.S. Senators Joni Ernst… Thom Tillis… and Marco Rubio.

Each is a shining example of why the future of the conservative movement is stronger than ever. Republicans are championing ideas to make America safer – both our personal and economic security.

So as Election Day approaches, we must make it crystal clear that we are for a tax system that takes less from Americans so they can invest and enjoy their hard earned money.

We are for individuals having the career flexibility to chart our own course… and perhaps invent something that would change the world.

We are for increasing our cybersecurity efforts to prevent hacks that target our nation’s infrastructure and expose our personal data.

We are for protecting our communities from attacks.

And we are for securing our borders… defunding “sanctuary cities”… and deporting violent offenders who are here illegally.

These ideals are what Americans want as they directly impact and improve our lives. With Donald Trump as president and Republicans at all levels of government the sum of our parts will as a whole make America safer than it’s ever been.

Thank you.