Rand Paul Meets With the Coalition of African American Pastors In Memphis, Tennessee

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky testified last year in favor of revamping the nation's mandatory federal minimum sentencing laws. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky testified last year in favor of revamping the nation’s mandatory federal minimum sentencing laws. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

The Republican National Committee made significant changes to its presidential primary process during its Spring meeting in Memphis.

Candidates who do not tow the new party line in debates will be punished.

Senator Rand Paul said the GOP needed to make changes to be bigger, better, and bolder.

While Tennessee votes red, people in Memphis typically vote blue.

However, Senator Paul is attempting to change that, “I want to take issues that I believe in strongly that I think will resonate with the African American community and say I want your vote.”

Friday, Paul met with the Coalition of African American Pastors to discuss issues affecting minorities.

“Criminal justice, school choice and economic opportunity,” Paul said.

He discussed issues the pastors agree need to change.

The pastors told WREG they grilled the senator.

“Question the person running for office, know where they stand on the issues, what are the problems in the African American Community that need to be addressed,” the president of the Coalition of African American Pastors said. “Before you get the black vote, you‘re going to acknowledge that we live. You cannot ignore us.”

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SOURCE: WREG
Michael Quander

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