Cleveland Group to Promote Diversity in GOP Attends RNC

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by Michelle Faust

A local group is trying to recruit more minorities to the Grand Ol’ Party.

James Bates and Gennifer Hurtt are both Black Republicans, supporting Donald Trump, who lead the CLE Project (which stands for Community, Leadership, and Engagement).

"We basically want to spread the word of minorities in diversity within the Republican Party," says Hurtt.

Bates says his main goal is to get more people involved in politics at all levels.

"You know, you can walk the streets and ask, “Who’s your ward leader? Who’s your council person?” And people look at you know dumbfounded. So, we have to start here all politics is local," says Bates.

Both Bates and Hurtt report the issues most important to them are the economy, jobs, and corporate accountability.

 

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