GOP statement on Black History Month

Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands Chairman John Canegata issued the following statement today, the start of Black History Month:

“Black History Month is an important celebration of the contributions black Americans of African and West Indian ancestry have made to the fabric of our country. Being the party of equal opportunity for all Americans, the Republican Party, both here in the Virgin Islands and nationally, is committed to ensuring Americans of all backgrounds can achieve their dreams.”

Last month, Jevon Williams, the Virgin Islands GOP national committeeman, co-sponsored a resolution honoring the country’s first U.S. senators and congressmen — all of whom were Republican. The resolution was unanimously adopted by the Republican National Committee, which consists of three members — the state chairman, national committeewoman and national committeeman — from the 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia.

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