"The RNC is in communities across this country, engaging with, listening to, and working to earn the trust of Black voters. Since the release of last year’s Growth and Opportunity Project, we have completely reshaped our engagement efforts to be more community based. If there’s one thing I’m trying to change — it’s to make us a national party, in every community, with full-time, paid, on-the-ground staff making our case," said RNC chairman Reince Priebus in his National Urban League address. We’ve hired Black engagement staffers across the country, from Ohio to Michigan to Louisiana, Virginia to Colorado and in between. The RNC had never before made this kind of commitment to be present in off-years. But we’re serious about doing things differently."