WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of North Carolina launched the North Carolina Black Advisory Board to strengthen the party’s ties with diverse communities and expand engagement efforts across the state. The members of the board will advise the RNC on those engagement efforts and help build relationships throughout North Carolina.
“We are fortunate to have this accomplished group of leaders to help guide our engagement efforts in North Carolina. Their knowledge and roots in black communities across the state will be invaluable as we share our message of empowerment and expanding access to the American Dream,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Our engagement staff and advisory board add immense value to the work the Republican Party hopes to accomplish.”
“I look forward to the advice and counsel our advisory board members will provide as we continue our unprecedented engagement effort with black voters across North Carolina,” said Earl Phillip, North Carolina State Director for Minority Engagement.
"An engagement strategy which is inclusive of age, gender, occupational considerations, regional diversity and county needs will help the RNC, the state party and other communities throughout the state significantly grow the party, win the future and better lead this state and nation," said Dr. Ada M. Fisher, North Carolina Republican National Committeewoman and member of the North Carolina Black Advisory Board.
Past President of Wake County Republican Women’s Club and nurse anesthetist Felice Pete said, “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.”
The RNC North Carolina Black Advisory Board members include:
Miriam Pinnix-Aikens (Reidsville)
Norris James Aikens (Reidsville)
Simpson Brown (Winston-Salem)
Kevin Daniels (Raleigh)
Dr. Ada Fisher (Salisbury)
Clarence Edward Henderson (High Point)
Robert Tony McGhee (Wilmington)
Derek L. Partee (Huntersville)
Felice Pete (Raleigh)
Archie Leon Threatt (Matthews)
Tanzy Barrow Wallace (Shelby)
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