But Houston Conservative says proposed changes aren’t enough
In the wake of their election loss in November, the Republican National Committee says it’s time for change. Among the changes Chairman Reince Preibus talked about on Monday was a 10 million dollar campaign by the RNC aimed at women, minorities and gays.
“Work with state parties and sister committees to build a recruitment program for minority candidates. The report underscores the need for greater recruitment,” Preibus said.
Some call that outreach. Conservatives like Houston's Apostle Claver Kamau-Imani prefer the word ‘campaigning.’ He also told KTRH ten million dollars isn't nearly enough to get the job done right.
“You’re going to tell me that you are going to try and change generations of voting patterns with a meager ten million dollar budget? That’s chicken feed,” Kamau-Imanu said.
Among the other changes being proposed are a shorter primary season and an earlier national convention. Preibus said the changes are necessary.
“Focus groups described our party and narrow minded, out of touch and ‘stuffy old men’,” Preibus explained.
While he thought the amount of money being allocated to campaigning wasn’t enough, Claver Kamau-Imani says it's about time change was made.
“Congratulations to them for finally making this kind of decision that we have been trying to get them to do for so long,” Kamau-Imanu stated.
And Kamau-Imani says the GOP and minority communities have plenty in common. In fact he says they have more in fact than you would think.
“When it comes to the communities of color they actually agree with the Republicans on social and economic issues by vast majorities,” Kamau-Imanu explained.