RCAC Weekly Newsletter

Chairman's Address

The May 16th Primary Election is now under three weeks away. With it approaching so quickly I must ask all Republicans throughout the County to please step up and help maximize our poll coverage throughout the area. 

Making sure primary voters know who our candidates are is going to be vital to having success at the ballot box. We have seven fantastic endorsed statewide Judicial Candidates, as well as a great write-in campaign being waged for County Council in District 4, all of whom must be on the ballot come November. If we show up to cover polls for these great candidates, it also means we are showing up and covering the polls for all of our fantastic local candidates for offices such commissioner, school board, council, etc.

With this all in mind, I ask you all to please get out to help. Contact our Executive Director, Ryan Rabea, at 412-548-0068 or Director@rcac.net for ways to get involved, or if you have any questions at all. 

Thank you all for your support, and see you on election day!

Your Friend, 

D. Raja
Republican Committee of Allegheny County
Meet the Candidates
Paul Lalley
Candidate for Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

Paul Lalley is a member of the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. In recommending his candidacy for the Commonwealth Court, the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Judicial Evaluation Commission noted that Paul's writing skills are held in regard, particularly his ability to clearly explain complex legal issues. Paul has a wide range of experience in law that has prepared him for the undertaking of Judge of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. Paul Lalley is seeking nomination on the Republican Ticket for Commonwealth Court in 2017.

Paul is a native of Montgomery County, but currently resides in Upper St. Clair with his wife, Jessica, and their two daughters, Felicity and Reagan. Growing up Paul knew he wanted to make a difference, which is why Paul decided to pursue a career in law. After graduating from La Salle College High School in 1989, Paul attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1993. Paul went on to obtain his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in 1996.

Paul Lalley began his law journey clerking for PA Supreme Court Justice Sandra Newman, and then continued on as an attorney for the Levin Legal Group from 2002 to 2009. He now currently focuses his practice on labor and employment issues for municipal and public school clients as an attorney with Campbell Durrant Beatty Palombo & Miller, P.C. in Pittsburgh.

Paul has handled all aspects of school law practice. He has argued cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Paul has also presented cases before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board.

Paul Lalley has fought over the past two decades to improve the lives of Pennsylvanians through a career in law. It is no secret that education holds a special place in Paul's heart. As a father of two young daughters, he understands how a child's education can shape their future. Paul's proudest achievement to date was when the Allegheny County taxpayers were granted a one-year delay in the implementation of new property tax assessments after Paul persuaded the trial court that taxpayers needed time to challenge their assessments. Make sure to vote for Paul Lalley in the Primary on May 16th, and then in the General Election on November 7th.

Special $50 rate for all committee members!

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


Words of Wisdom

"Modern environmentalism in general is couched in buzz words and terms that sound noble, but end up being hypocritical attempts to keep humanity from prospering. I'll have more sympathy for environmentalists' calls for draconian solutions to the global warming problem when they have stopped using automobiles, airplanes, electricity, modern medicines, and all the other benefits that a strong market-based economy has brought to their lives."  
 -Roy W. Spencer
Trivia Question

In President Trump's proposed tax cuts, what would the corporate tax rate be reduced to from the current 39.6%

A. 35%
B. 30%
C. 22%
D. 15%

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:  D - The corporate tax rate would be reduced to 15% in President Trumps proposed tax cut plan.

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
The most dreaded job for a candidate for grassroots committee is to raise money for the campaign.  However, fund-raising is an important ingredient for the success of a grassroots Republican committee or a candidate's campaign strategy.  Fund-raising activities can take many forms from selling pizzas to holding a flea market.  But the most effective fund-raising activity combines the promotion of Republican candidates and principles with raising money.  For example, a candidate breakfast, picnic, reception, or dinner which provides supporters with the opportunity to meet the candidates and obtain campaign information also can be a great fund-raising opportunity.  Too many times, we forget to promote Republican principles and candidates as an integral part of raising money. 
Candidates should start their fund-raising effort with family and friends who know them best.  Explain why you are running and ask for their support--financial and campaign help. 
Then determine what other fund-raising activities you should start, e.g selling T-shirts, cups, or other items with the names of candidates or Republican principles printed on them.
An overlooked, but very effective means of fund-raising is to send out a fund-raising solicitation through the mail.  This letter should include an inspirational message describing why the candidate is running or what the local committee's goals are for the near future and the upcoming races.  You can also include a questionaire asking for opinions on important issues.  This letter should be sent to registered Republicans in your district who vote regularly.  Use the RCAC bulk mail account to save mailing costs.  Although there are some upfront costs and work for a fund-raising letter, the income from this solicitation can be surprising.  The solicitation letter can also help you to recruit new volunteers and candidates and to understand the concerns of the voters.

We Have Stakes for Yard Signs
Due to a surplus of stakes being left over from the 2016 elections we currently have a large quantity of these stakes available at the RCAC headquarters. 

We have stakes that will fit both the standard 18 X 24 corrugated plastic signs or the standard 18 X 24 plastic sleeve signs. These will be given out on a first come first serve basis. 

Contact our Executive Director, Ryan Rabea, at 412-458-0068 for more information.