Newly formed Black Republican Caucus of South Florida meeting at West Palm library tonightby Andrew Abramson | December 11th, 2012
The newly formed Black Republican Caucus of South Florida is meeting at the West Palm Beach library tonight at 6:55 p.m., according to chairman Sean Jackson.
Jackson, a former West Palm Beach city commission candidate, said the group was formed in July and has close to 50 members. The organization does not have a web site yet but it has a Facebook page with 20 “likes.”
Jackson, 23, said they will meet tonight to discuss starting a web site and organizing for the 2014 gubernatorial campaign.
“African Americans, if you go back 50 years to the Civil Rights era, they were really supported by the Republican party from the Abraham Lincoln era to the Ronald Reagan era,” Jackson said. “This is not about bashing President Obama, it’s not about taking away from the Democratic Party. It’s going back to the roots of the African American community and that’s being fiscally and religiously conservative. And it’s about consciously supporting the black community not just by throwing hand-outs but helping them to want to help themselves.”