Republicans for National Renewal NJ Chapter Presents:


Co-Sponsored by the Hispanic Republicans of North Jersey

Friday January 14 – Saturday January 15




6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Panel – Why We Fight

Over the next 4 years New Jersey’s future will be further destroyed by Murphy and the Democrat Party in Trenton. Republicans made amazing gains amongst the voters in the most recent election cycle and even picked up legislative seats, but the battle is far from over. Join grassroots GOP, conservatives, and liberty leaders for an intense discussion on the stakes we are fighting for.

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fight Smart (and Hard)

The leftist assault on freedom and commonsense can seem so overwhelming as to be disabling. This panel is all about being able. You are able to recruit good candidates for school board, you are able to be a voice against coercion, you are able to organize, make your voice heard, run for office, and campaign hard. The left and their enablers in the GOP can’t stop you! Listen to this discussion with organizations and leaders who have, just as we can, push through the noise to grow the freedom movement.

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

How to Earn the Non-GOP Votes

Across the spectrum of the GOP it’s a low-tones-stated and “off the record” fact, accepted by all but said aloud by few, that the party doesn’t engaged in outreach to the Black, Hispanic, Jewish, and immigrant communities, as well as women. This panel is all about reaching more people in these communities and in urban areas.

10:00 PM

Beer and Mixer!


9 AM - 11 AM

Messaging Working Breakfast

We know we have the right ideas. Freedom, actual affordability, commonsense – what’s not to love? But how an issue is framed is how the people, not yet on our side, will understand the issue. Join the Leadership Institute, the premier conservative training outfit for over 30 years, in a session geared towards teaching us effective messaging for debate, on the stump, 30 second elevator pitch, op-eds, and other public persuasion efforts.

11:00 AM - 12:15 AM

Keynote Speaker:

Phil Rizzo, founder of both AriseNJ and Jersey Rising, was a grassroots 2021 Republican Gubernatorial primary candidate. A first time candidate for office, Rizzo made an huge impact coming in second with 25% of the GOP primary vote. A Pastor, community leader, and grassroots organizer, Rizzo has led freedom demonstrations before, during, and since the 2021 elections.

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Knowing the Media

Whether the several freedom focused websites, the inside baseball type political ones, or the general new media – the question remains – why do they print/cover what they do? How do we get them to print what we want? This panel is straight from the camel’s mouth – new media folks across the previously mentioned spectrum on what makes a story a “good one” in their book, and how they approach delivering the news.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Working Lunch – On Camera

Are you hungry? Good. Do you want to learn how to make the commonsense conservative and liberty case when reporters come to your town? Even better!!! Whether your town is abusing eminent domain or our state is using coercion to push vaccinating people previously infected with Covid-19, when the camera man shows up, we need to know how to effectively get our freedom messaging across to viewers who might not agree with us yet. Join the leadership institute for some grub and a how-to with mock on camera interviews.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Party Time – How the Party is Supposed to Function

Byzantine, antiquated, and with not easily accessible rules, regulations, and laws is how the party system functions. The established powers that be (especially the RINO’s and CINO’s), who pretend to want to grow and welcome new blood, love the party this way. Our penultimate panel is on how you can rock the party by learning how it works, how it’s supposed to work, and how you can make it work on the municipal, county, and state level.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Building Coalitions

We know our values, why we are fighting, how to communicate effectively, how to write op-eds and talk to the media, we even now know how the party functions – but how do we build coalitions? How do we work with people who might disagree with us on a majority of issues on the issues they do agree with us on?

Join our panelists as they discuss leveraging coalition building to reach more people for freedom.


List of Panelists / Speakers

1.      Gavin Wax - President of the New York Young Republican Club, Spokesperson for Republicans for National             Renewal 

2.      Herminio Mendoza - President of the Hispanic Republicans of North Jersey


3.      Barbara Holstein - Education Accountability Advocate


4.      Dana Wefer - Attorney for Freedom


5.      Yelena Gorkhman - We the People Jersey Strong 


6.      Mariana Jodice - Editor at


7.      Vince Dao - Featured in Newsweek Magazine’s Top 12 Conservative-Up-and-Comers

8.      Peter Giunta - New York State Young Republicans Chairman       

9.      Petra Ghali - Recent Bayonne BOE Candidate and Founder of TPUSA Bayonne HS Chapter

10.   Carlos Santos - Grassroots GOP Organizer


11.   Bill Hayden - NJ GOP State Committeeman


12.   Mat Castaneda - Co-Founder of Hispanic Conservative Caucus, Former Northeast Regional Director for                    Young Americans for Liberty


13.   David Sypher - Founder and President of Black Republicans of NJ


14.   Angel Rivera – PR Conservative


14.   Josh Aiken – Executive Director of Arise NJ

15.   Billy Prempeh - NJ 9th Congressional GOP Candidate

16.  Seth Segal - North East Regional Director for Republicans for National Renewal