BCYesterday, the State Republican Party participated in Denver’s Martin Luther King’s Marade (march/parade) for the first time, according to a news release from the American Conservatives of Color, based in Colorado Springs.

In a news release, American Conservatives of Color Founder Derrick Wilburn said the state GOP’s participation–for the first time since the annual event began 29 years ago–was largely the result of “pressure that has been relentlessly applied to it” by the group.

Wilburn said, on a radio interview,  “The GOP has not been showing up in ethnic-minority communities for most of my lifetime. The MLK celebration is an awesome opportunity to see and be seen by voters, and its an opportunity that state officials in Colorado have squandered for three decades.” People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care – the problem black communities have with the GOP is we feel as if they don’t care.

The American Conservatives of Color marched with as many as two dozen elected Republican candidates and officials. U.S. House Representatives, candidates for U.S. Senate, state legislators, city and county officials pledged to attend.   For more information on go to: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanConservativesofColor or visit http://blackandconservative.com