Published on January 4th, 201318
Filmmaker Challenges Republican National Committee on lack of Outreach efforts
Trenton, NJ – Director Kevin J. Williams and Producer Tamara E. Williams are challenging the current Republican National Committee leadership to announce its plans for Party outreach in Urban and Minority communities before its Winter Meeting in Charlotte, NC later this month. The FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN filmmakers are also challenging the Republican National Committee to require all of its candidates for Chairman or Co-Chairman to publicly present their plans with stated goals for Party outreach to Minorities and Urban voters during their term if elected.
The Republican National Committee’s members from around the country will be voting to select a new Chairman and Co-Chairman during its annual Winter Meeting from January 23-26. The FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN filmmakers stated, “So far, there has been little to no action from the Republican National Committee showing us that it has learned from its poor results in 2012. It is incredulous that after nearly two months, no answers have been provided to Republicans and Conservative activists around the country. What is particularly disturbing is that the message being sent to the public is that “all is okay here and nothing needs to change.” The Election results say otherwise and anyone leading our Party into the future must acknowledge this and have solid ideas on how to win while gaining more Urban and Minority votes. Writing off these voters is not working.”
Director Kevin J. Williams continued, “Our experiences as Republicans in an Urban area inspired us to make our film and try to help make the GOP a better Party. While we captured the life experiences of Black Republicans, Urban Republicans and others struggling within our political system… we found that many people of all political stripes and demographics are being ignored by both political Parties. This situation must change and change now. The Republican Party at the national, state and local levels must stop being afraid and start working now to improve its standing with Urban voters and Minority voters. Our Party cannot lose in 2014 and 2016. If it does, then it will just be a matter of time until it goes out of existence and joins the Whig Party on the ash heap of history.”
To learn more about the filmmakers or view the film’s trailers, please go to www.fearofablackrepublican.com . For interviews or stories, please contact the film’s Producer – Tamara Williams at 609.635.9750 (cell) or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . The filmmakers are also on Twitter (#FearOfABlackRep) and Facebook (Fear Of A Black Republican).