WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement celebrating Black History Month:
“Today marks the beginning of Black History Month, a time to celebrate the influence of African Americans in every aspect of our country’s life. Throughout the month, Republicans will honor black history and pay tribute to the impact that generations of African Americans have had on our nation and our Party,” said Chairman Priebus.
“As chairman, I’m particularly mindful of the many African Americans who have shaped our Party—from its earliest days as a small group of abolitionists through today. We remember individuals like the great reformer and orator Frederick Douglass and the first black congressman Hiram Revels, and we celebrate today’s leaders like Condoleezza Rice, the first black female Secretary of State, and Senator Tim Scott, the first black Senator from the South in over a century.”
“During Black History Month, we remember our past as we look to build the future,” said Co-Chairman Sharon Day. “The Party continues to stand proudly on the principles of individual freedom and equal opportunity for all, which have guided us from our earliest days. But we do recognize we must strive to build stronger relationships in the black community. That’s why we’ve made a commitment to having a presence where people live, work, and worship. It’s our opportunity to listen to voter concerns and share our hearts and ideas.”
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