The Republican National Convention keeps firing on all cylinders! Ever the source of discussion-worthy topics and passionate debates, the focus now swings to minorities. Join Bold for this hour-long interview with African American and millennials advocates at the 2016 convention. Check out the video below!
In this interview:
Matt Mahan, Founder of Brigade, talks about his site, the importance of voter networking and connections, the power millennials may hold this election, the key points millennials consider in this election, and the importance of voters having the voice and power needed to stand up to the political leaders who are supposed to be representing them. For Mahan, the reason Brigade exists is to give like-minded voters a place to come together and talk about what matters the most to them and to give them a voice.
A clip of Governor Scott Walker from Wisconsin is also discussed in terms of his stance on the Republican Party, the candidates, and the hot-button issues surrounding this convention, namely minorities, diversity, and the future of the party and the nation as a whole.
Christopher Prudhome, President of Vote America Now, and Terry Lovelance, Head of Outreach for African-American Initiatives and Urban Media, spoke about key issues related to the African-American population and minorities in general. Topics touched on include Donald Trump’s lack of focus on minorities and African-American concerns, the need for new initiatives for minority outreach in the party, and a comparison of past conventions attendance and the 2016 convention turnout.
Paul Berry III, Congressional Candidate for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, which includes Ferguson, spoke about his campaign–his focus on key issues, the outlook he has for the future, and what he would do differently than the current party members. Berry also spoke about why he left the Democratic Party and why he is now running as a Republican; for Berry it is about voting for your beliefs, not just for a party.
See the video in its entirety here: