RCAC Weekly Newsletter
Chairman's Address
Dear Friends,
 
As you know, the 2017 Primary Election on May 16th is fast approaching us. With that in mind we must turn our focus towards assisting our Republican candidates during the Primary.
 
The State Party has reached out to me personally to inform me that Allegheny County will be ground zero for our Statewide Judicial Candidates. We will soon have Slate Cards from the State Party, which will need to be handed out at polls throughout the County. Our endorsed candidates are Justice Sallie Mundy for Supreme Court, Judge Emil Giordano, Judge Wade Kagarise, Judge Paula Patrick, and District Attorney Craig Stedman for Superior Court, and Judge Christine Cannon and Paul Lalley for Commonwealth Court.
 
I also request you to actively support Dimitrios Pantzoulas' write-in campaign for Allegheny County Council in District 4. We will all have his cards to hand out at the polls coming to our office at RCAC very soon.
 
The RCAC will be working closely with the chairs and vice-chairs across the County to ensure that we have maximum coverage on May 16th. Please be on the lookout for more information from us, as well as from your chairs and vice chairs. In the meantime, for ways to help, or for any questions you may have, please reach out to our Executive Director, Ryan Rabea, at 412-913-5318 or director@rcac.net.
 
 
Your Friend,
D. Raja
Chairman
Republican Committee of Allegheny County


Meet the Candidates


District  Attorney Craig Stedman
Candidate for Pennsylvania Superior Court

Craig Stedman currently serves as the Lancaster County District Attorney, where he fights to protect families from crime and fraud; seeking justice for victims in accordance with the law and Constitution. The Pennsylvania Bar 
Association highly recommends D.A. Craig Stedman for Superior Court "Bec ause of his intelligence, commitment to fairness, and high ethical standards". D.A. Craig Stedman is our endorsed candidate seeking nomination on the Republican Ticket for Pennsylvania Superior Court in 2017.

Craig has roots across Pennsylvania; having been born in Lawrence County, raised in Bucks County, and now living with his wife and children in Lancaster County. After graduating from the University of Delaware and Penn State Dickinson School of Law with high academic honors, Craig served as an officer in the United States Army Reserves. Craig has served as a committee member with the Republican Party of Pennsylvania since 2014 and a local committeeman for the past ten years. His commitment to his community, state, and family have never wavered.

Craig has a proven record for serving Pennsylvanians. As District Attorney, Craig launched the Lancaster County Elder Abuse Protection Unit and Task Force to assist and protect our seniors. Additionally, Craig established a Special Victims Unit and worked with the courts to form a Veterans Court to ensure our patriots are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Craig is humbled to receive an endorsement from the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. Craig is well trusted and versed as a prosecutor across both the state and country, having served as a U.S. Special Assistant, and cross designated to prosecute serious crimes in federal court. Craig is a leader with the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, serving on their executive committee. D.A. Craig Stedman is an advocate of and continues to actively pursue common sense conservative reforms. As a Pennsylvania citizen for life, Craig seeks the opportunity to help this great state and the people in it. Make sure to vote for District Attorney Craig Stedman in the Primary on May 16th, and then in the General Election on November 7th.









Republican Committee of Moon Township is Selling Elephant Pins
The Republican Committee of Moon Township is selling elephant pins for $10.00  each.  They will mail for an additional $2.00 per pin and  combined shipping for multiple orders to same address will be available.  Please contact Laura Schisler at lalajosan@gmail.com or 412-716-3978 for more information or to place an order.

Inform RCAC of Upcoming Events
RCAC would like to partner with the local committees, and candidate campaigns in ensuring a presence at these events.  We believe this is an excellent opportunity to recruit volunteers and committee members, distribute candidate information, and register individuals to vote. If you are aware of any upcoming events, please email the details to Ryan Rabea at Director@rcac.net.
Republican Committee of Allegheny County Internship
Location: Green Tree, PA
Position: Part Time / Unpaid. Compensation is available for travel.  
The Republican Committee of Allegheny County is currently looking for motivated, politically interested individuals for internships. Initially, the position will require 15-20 hours a week. Certain weeks will require more time than others, depending on the political schedule. This is a great opportunity to build valuable campaign experience and establish long lasting relationships in the world of Pennsylvania politics. 

 Duties will include:
  • Coordinating events
  • Voter Contact / community outreach
  • Attending local events
  • Assisting office and campaigns
  • Research
  • Social media
  • General office tasks

Please email your resume to:

Ryan Rabea

Executive Director

director@rcac.net  



Words of Wisdom

" The welfare state is less a social safety net than a kind of cage-a large cage but a cage nonetheless.  And its occupants are not a trapeze act but more like an expensive zoo animal.  Think of a panda.  He's the most expensive item in any zoo's budget: those American institutions lucky enough to host a big cuddly panda spend three million per [year] on the cute l'il feller.  They feed him, they protect him, they give him everything he could possibly want-except a purpose.  Eventually like Europeans, he can't even be bothered to breed.  You put the [prettiest] panda you can find in the cage with him, and he's not interested.  He just lies around all day."  -Mark Steyn from "After America"
Trivia Question

When is the last day to register to vote before the May 16, 2017 Pennsylvania Primary Election:

A. May 1, 2017
B. April 17, 2017
C. May 8, 2017
D. May 15, 2017

RCAC Needs Your Support
RCAC is the voice of the Republican Party in Allegheny County providing guidance and support to candidates and volunteers. RCAC maintains an office space and staff year-round. Our goals include increasing the registration of Republican voters and assist in electing Republicans to office.
 
We are now able to accept online donations.  To donate please follow the link HERE that will direct you to our websites Donation Page, or make out a check to "RCAC" and send to Republican Committee of Allegheny County, 100 Fleet Street Suite 205, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.  We would encourage all Republicans to please consider assisting us with financial support.  
  
Where Do Your Dollars Go?
  • Cost and maintenance of the RCAC Headquarters office
  • Technology: Phones, Computers, Website, Facebook outreach
  • Education & Services to Voters and Candidates
  • Training for Candidates and volunteers
  • Providing Caucuses, Assemblies, and Meetings as mandated by State Law, and our RCAC By-laws
Trivia Answer

Answer:  B - The last day to register to vote for the May 16 Primary is Monday, April 17, 2017.
Do You Have President Trump's Back

Since Election Day, the radical left and their allies in the media have been working overtime to viciously attack and undermine President Trump.
 
To put it bluntly: They want to kill our agenda to Make America Great Again!

Our party, President Trump and GOP elected officials will continue to be targeted by paid protestors and radical leftists until we fight back.

We need your help right NOW to fight back. With your help, we will recruit and train a grassroots army of new volunteers committed to defeating the radical left and Making America Great Again.

Will you show that you have President Trump's back by contributing $100, $50, $25 or even $5 today by going to this Link.

Thank you for all that you do to keep our party strong,


Grassroots Tip
 
YARD SIGNS
Yard signs provide great name recognition to candidates and therefore should be an important tool in an effective grassroots campaign strategy for local candidates as well as for candidates at the county, state, and federal levels.  In most cases, signs should be positioned perpendicular to the road so that they can be seen by those going in either direction, rather than facing out towards the road where they can only be seen by those standing directly in front of the sign. 
 
Ask Republican supporters to place signs in their yards during the month before the election, concentrating on those who live on streets with lots of traffic.  But also put up signs on public property along roadsides.  The best public locations for signs are at busy intersections.  It doesn't matter if there are already 50 other signs at a good location, place your sign there too. 
 
Take the time to securely position the sign so that it won't be blown over easily and so it can be seen from as many directions as possible.  Use gloves if you are putting up a lot of signs at one time.  Start placing signs about 30 days before Election Day.  Once all your signs are set up, you should patrol your sign locations a couple times a week to make sure that they are not knocked down, or vandalized, or that someone else has not placed another sign to block your sign.  You should re-position signs that have been blocked.  If you persistently fix your damaged signs, saboteurs and vandals will usually tire of doing mischief.  Each municipality has its own rules for putting up signs on public property. 
 
Find out what the rules are in your community and abide by them.  After the election, make sure you pickup all the signs that you set up within a week after election day.