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Travis County Republican National Hispanic Assembly
Olga Rivera Lasher, SecretaryOlga Rivera Lasher
political activist career in the mid ,60's when as an impressionable high school teenager became a volunteer with a radical youth organization called, The Mexican American Youth Organization
, also known as MAYO
volunteered with local groups who were following the lead from
Disillusioned and disappointed with the Democrat Party
literally fled the party and never looked back.
Then, in the mid 1980's Olga began to attend political meetings with a friend while living in Norman, Oklahoma who encouraged her
to volunteer for a candidate whose values espoused her
own.She soon became a field director for the Pat Robertson's Campaign in 1986.She
followed up her
passion at seeing more people of faith politically involved and began to help organize her
local churches in the area county to educate and inform Pastors and church leaders in the importance of registering their church members to vote and the impact they could have in their upcoming and future elections, at the local, state and federal levels.Olga
had found her
home.The Republican Party had embraced her
family values and her
courage; that of being willing to take criticism by liberal Hispanic organizations for daring to abandon the party which she
now accepted had long abandoned her
Hispanic family values. Olga
has since worn many hats for the Republican Party.She has been President and Secretary of Republican Women Clubs/Organizations in North Carolina and Texas.She worked as a chapter leader for the American Family Association while in Okinawa, Japan.
was a Deployment Volunteer for the Hispanics for the Bush Task Force
in 2004.She is also a trained Lobbyist with the Texas Alliance for Life.Olga has been a repeated delegate to the Texas Federation of Republican Women, National Federation of Republican Women (2005) and was Delegate at Large to the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York. (She made the USA Today's Convention picture at the National Convention which was carried in every major city in the country). Olga
has earned experience in politics as campaign volunteer field coordinator, project manager, organizational leadership, political petitions and logistics in the Republican Party through activities in the Republican Women's organization
.Olga was Assistant Executive Director of the former Capital City Christian Coalition of Austin, Publisher of the Founders Vision Republican Women's Newsletter-The Lantern.While President of Founders Vision and with the assistance of a dedicated and hard working executive board, as president, Olga received the National Federation of Republican Women Achievement Award, Best Federated Club Newsletter, the John Goodwin Tower Award among others.
Having been raised in the Rio Grand Valley, Olga
is fluent in Spanish.She
attended school of nursing in Norman, Oklahoma and has a history in Medical Surgical Nursing and Emergency/Trauma Nursing. Her
interests and act ivies lie in working for Pro-family/Pro-Life candidates and issues and passionately lobbying for these same issues.