RCAC Weekly Newsletter
Inflammatory political rhetoric leads to a toxic atmosphere

Someone vandalized U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy's Mt. Lebanon office, and while police are trying to answer who did it, maybe it's also a good time to ask why.

As someone who lives in the community, and who is active in local politics, I have seen a change in the tone of public conversation that helps explain what went on during the late hours of the Independence Day holiday.

The political atmosphere has become toxic, and vandalism is the kind of thing that happens in a toxic environment.

By now there can be no secret that the political left embarked on a strategy, complete with instruction book, to target Republican members of Congress with protests, disruptions and ridicule, done under the guise of seeking "meetings" between representatives and their constituents.

One need only see the disrupted town halls, street theatrics and reckless online comments to understand that the line has been crossed between promoting dialogue and ginning up old-fashioned hatred. Nothing any Republican does will satisfy the protesters because the opposition is not there to be satisfied. It is there to set up political challenges by the Democrats in 2018.

A spokesman for the state Republican Party called attention to the atmosphere of hostility created around Mr. Murphy's office by protesters and, in short order, their supporters were online slinging insults and innuendo. 

One of the leaders of the weekly protest posted an online comment invoking the "Reichstag fire." Reichstag fire? Seriously? There's not much bottom left in the gutter when Nazi metaphors are thrown into a political discussion.

That's the problem. When we say indefensible things we inspire indefensible behavior. Words matter. We can do better. And without the spray paint.

D. RAJA
Chairman
Republican Committee of 
Allegheny County
Mt. Lebanon

This article was originally published in the July 14th, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette






 

 







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Sunday August 27 @ 5 PM
 
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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.

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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:
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  • 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

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Words of Wisdom


"Property is the fruit of labor - property is desirable - it is a positive good in the world.  That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.   Let not who is houseless pull down the house of another but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence..."  
- Abraham Lincoln

Trivia Question


Which French leader did President Trump meet with last week?

A. Francois Hollande
B. Charles DeGaulle
C. Emmanuel Macron
D. Nicolas Sarkozy


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Grassroots Tip
 
Reaching Apartment Dwellers.

Apartment buildings provide a concentration of voters (especially seniors who vote more often than other age groups) and a challenge for grassroots GOP committee members.  Because of security considerations, most apartment buildings are not accessible to non-residents.  Therefore, committee members should check their street lists to identify registered Republicans already living in apartment buildings and then contact Republican residents in the apartment building to distribute campaign literature to other residents or at least provide literature for pickup in a public area such as near the mailboxes, since someone living in the building has more access than an outsider.  GOP apartment dwellers could also be enlisted to register Republicans and distribute Absentee Ballot applications to other Republican residents.  Perhaps a member of the local committee could be appointed as the coordinator for apartment buildings.  Apartment dwellers could also be reached by means of a direct mailer or a robocall.


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.