A new volunteer organization launching later this month called the "Hood Conservatives" says it plans to promote conservative political principles specifically to individuals residing in urban areas.
“I grew up and live in an urban area, in the hood – I’ve seen my friends and even family become trapped in a cycle of government dependence and broken family units," founder Cecilia S. Johnson said. "I started Hood Conservatives because traditional values and conservative principles will assist these communities in establishing healthier and more prosperous lives."
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According to Johnson, the organization will "empower inner city voters through the conservative system" by focusing on five areas: Education, financial independence, rebuilding the family unit, entrepreneurship and gun education.
The organization plans to employ an "in person approach to promoting conservative principles to inner city communities, with a focus on engaging Black Americans," a press release said.
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"Hood Conservatives" say they will host an official launch party on Jan. 16 in Kansas City, selling tickets to the event for $15 a piece.
Featured speakers include Missouri State Rep. Paul Curtman (R), Missouri Club for Growth Chairman Bev Randles, among several other conservative individuals.
One featured speaker, Brittney Morrett, who works at the conservative LIBRE Initiative, told TheBlaze that the organization will help market conservative ideas in a new way.
"Organizations like Hood Conservatives ... strive to promote conservative principles in a culturally relevant way to diverse demographics and should be supported by the broader conservative movement," she said.
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