The Republican Party leaders talk that they are interested in reaching out to minority voters. However, when given the opportunity to participate in a special event, they refuse.
Conservatives complaining that the March on Washington anniversary celebration seems awfully partisan should note that they have only themselves to blame.
Speaker John A. Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the House’s two most senior Republicans, were invited to speak at the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington — but declined. […] “They asked a long list of Republicans to come,” [civil rights activist Julian Bond] continued, “and to a man and woman they said ‘no.’ And that they would turn their backs on this event was telling of them, and the fact that they seem to want to get black votes, they’re not gonna get ‘em this way.”
The actions and rhetoric of the Republicans show their lack of interest in addressing minorities, women, and working people. Don't allow them to have your vote if they can't even show you respect.