PEMBROKE — The Republican National Committee will open a community center with a focus on North Carolina’s Lumbee Tribe on Friday, Jan. 28.
The community center, one of nearly 20 across the country, is part of the RNC’s multi-million-dollar effort to engage minority voters nationwide following the party’s growing popularity in the 2020 election. In the 2020 election, Republicans swept most races across the county, and then-President Donald Trump chose Lumberton to host a rally on the final weekend of the campaign.
U.S. Reps. Dan Bishop and David Rouzer will help open the center along with NCGOP chairman Michael Whatley, RNC national spokesman Paris Dennard, and Lumbee Tribe member Jarrod Lowery. Bishop was a leading co-sponsor of the Lumbee Recognition Act, which if enacted, would give the Lumbee Tribe full federal recognition.