Kentucky’s Republican Senator, Rand Paul will speak at Howard University on Wednesday, April 10.

According to a Press Release on the university’s website ( “Senator Paul’s speech will focus on the importance of outreach to younger voters, as well as minority groups. He will also discuss the history of the African-American community’s roots in the Republican Party and current issues, such as school choice and civil liberties.”

A potential presidential candidate for the 2016 election, Paul’s address at the historically black university may be seen as an early effort at outreach to young and minority voters, two voting blocs that typically vote Democratic, states The Hill.

The Hill also added that young voters came out to support Paul’s father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in his 2012 campaign or the Republican nomination for president and younger Paul believe he’ll have similar appeal for young voters.

In the Senate, Rand serves on the Foreign Relations, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Homeland Security and Government Affairs, and Small Business Committees.

The speech will take place 11 a.m. in the School of Business Auditorium.