WASHINGTON - Kentucky's junior senator Friday takes his crusade for a more inclusive Republican Party to Cincinnati, where he will talk to a national civil-rights conference about reforming education and changing the criminal-justice system to enhance opportunities among minorities.
On Friday, July 25, Sen. Rand Paul will speak at the 2014 National Urban League Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sen. Paul will speak at the beginning of the session on Friday morning, which starts at 8:00 a.m. ET.
Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, said Thursday that he considers his remarks before the National Urban League Conference to be a major speech that will outline issues with "the ability maybe to attract new voters to the Republican Party and to our cause."
"The great equalizer for people of any background is getting a good education, but the education people are getting is not equal," Paul said. To change that, state and local governments must embrace alternatives "allowing more choices, allowing for vouchers, allowing for charter schools, and just sort of admitting that there are good public schools and bad public schools."
Paul's Cincinnati visit is part of an itinerary in coming weeks that is packed with politics and a week of charitable work certain to keep him in the public spotlight and speculators speculating.