RNC and state GOP try to engage black voters

Posted by Renee Schoof on June 19, 2014 

The Republican National Committee and the state Republican Party on Thursday launched a North Carolina Black Advisory Board.

“The advisory board is a great opportunity for the GOP to add credibility, depth and experience to its effort to expand the party by engaging black voters,” Felice Pete of Raleigh, the past president of Wake County Republican Women’s Club and a member of the new advisory group, said in a news release from the RNC.

RNC chairman Reince Priebus said the people on the board had roots in black communities around the state that would be “invaluable as we share our message of empowerment and expanding access to the American Dream.”

Others on the advisory board are Kevin Daniels of Raleigh, Miriam Pinnix-Aikens and Norris James Aikens of Reidsville, Simpson Brown of Winston-Salem, Ada Fisher of Salisbury, Clarence Edward Henderson of High Point, Robert Tony McGhee of Wilmington, Derek L. Partee of Huntersville, Archie Leon Threatt of Matthews and Tanzy Barrow Wallace of Shelby.

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