Earlier this week, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke at the 2015 National Urban League Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Priebus adressed the organization's leadership during the “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs, Justice” Leadership Luncheon and discussed the RNC’s ongoing efforts to engage Black voters, including the #CommittedToCommunity: Engage, Empower, Uplift campaign.
“For too long, some have peddled the idea that only one party cares about communities of color. And for too long, we’ve let that charge go unanswered,” Priebus said. “I’m here to tell you today, we’re doing our part. We’re working. We’re mobilizing people, engaging with voters, and answering the call.”
Priebus also touched on unemployment in the Black community, as well as imbalances in the justice system.
“Our economy demands attention. Black unemployment is about twice as high as White unemployment. Too many moms and dads can’t wait any longer to get a job to support their kids,” Priebus said. “Jobs and education are issues of justice themselves, because that’s what creates upward mobility. But we know there’s more to the story. In the last year, the country has been shaken by the inadequacies of the system. More Americans are waking up to the fact that things need to change. There’s work to be done.”