Black Americans for a Better Future Kicks Off Speakers Series
Washington, DC – Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF) launches its inaugural Speaker’s Series Luncheon in the Murrow Room of the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. The special guest for this series is the Honorable Boyd K. Rutherford, the Lieutenant Governor for the State of Maryland.
In addition to the luncheon, there will also be a focus group featuring the topic “Blacks and the Republican Party”. The group will consist of African-American Republicans, Democrats and Independents. The panelists will delve deeply into the issue of what message the African-American community needs to hear from Republicans that will not only get them to listen but to actually consider voting Republican in the 2016 Presidential Election.
“This Speaker’s Series and Focus Group are the beginning stages of showing the Party of Lincoln that African-Americans are indeed open to being engaged by them,” stated BAFBF Chairman and founder Raynard Jackson. Jackson also contends that no “party talking points” will be allowed during the discussion.
“Another key reason for this event is to introduce the public to one of the highest ranking African-American Republican elected officials in the country, Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford. He is second only to South Carolina Senator Tim Scott,” added Jackson.
The agenda for the day will be as follows:
11:30 am – 11:55 am Networking Reception
12:00n – 12:50 pm Interview with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Focus group: “Blacks and the Republican Party”
The “Black Americans for a Better Future” is a 527 Political Action Committee (PAC) founded by longtime Republican political operative, syndicated newspaper columnist and author Raynard Jackson. This PAC is the first and only 527 dedicated to attracting African-Americans to the Republican Party. It’s immediate focus however, is primarily on the African-American entrepreneur.
The goal of this PAC will be to counter those liberal organizations that receive an inordinate amount of media attention and to present a counter narrative to messages given by organizations such as the; People for the American Way, National Council of La Raza, and the Congressional Black Caucus.
“Having well trained, credible, experienced African-Americans constantly challenging the liberal