RCAC Weekly Newsletter
Spirit of Lincoln Dinner

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton
Guest Speaker
Friday March 24, 2017

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108

Cocktails and Social 5:30 pm
Private Reception 5:30 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm

$100 / person
$800 for a table of 10
$250 for Private Reception with Senator Cotton  
(includes open bar, photo, and dinner)
Meal choices: Chicken Marsala and Haddock

For more information about reservations please contact us at  director@rcac.net or 412-458-0068 before March 16
Invitations have been sent

Last Call for Statewide Judicial Petitions
Executive Director Ryan Rabea will be driving the petitions for statewide judicial candidates to Harrisburg on Monday morning, March 6.
Kindly drop off your notarized petitions for statewide candidates by 5 pm on Sunday, March 5 during the notary session from 12 noon to 5 pm.

Get Involved, Candidates Wanted
The Republican Committee of Allegheny County actively seeking candidates to run for the following offices.

County Council by District (Districts 4, 8, 9, and 12) 
City of Pittsburgh Mayor 
Member of Pittsburgh City Council (Districts 2, 4, 6 & 8) and 
Member of Pittsburgh School Director (Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9)
Magisterial District Judge (in most areas) 
Local School Directors 
Municipal Offices 
Judge of Elections
Inspector of Elections

If you or anyone you know wants to run for public office, please contact RCAC at 412-458-0068  or info@rcac.net to learn more. 

Petitions for local offices and for the Statewide Judicial Candidates are available now at RCAC to be picked up and circulated between February 14th and March 7th.
Free Notary Service Available for Petitions
RCAC Office, 100 Fleet Street, Suite 205  Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Friday, March 3, 2016            | 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 5, 2016          │ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

More Notary Services for Petitions
All Candidates and Petitions Welcome

Scoops and More
7012 Steubenville Pike
Oakdale, PA 15071
Saturday, March 4 from 5 to 7 pm
Sunday, March 5 from 5 to 7 pm 


Sponsored by Dimitrios Pantzoulas

County Council District 4

Freedom Works Day of Action, March 15

FreedomWorks is holding a Day of Action on Wednesday, March 15th in Washington, DC featuring Andrew Wilkow, host of The Wilkow Majority radio show.

They're bringing together conservatives from across the country to pressure their Members of Congress, in person, to pass a bold conservative agenda that includes repealing and replacing ObamaCare, ending Common Core, and getting President Trump's Supreme Court nominee confirmed.

They'll be talking about the upcoming battles in Congress and how conservatives like you are the only people holding the Republicans accountable.

Local Government Academy Online Course, Contemplating Governing: Tackling Candidate Red Tape Now Online
Contemplating Governing's Session 1 is now available online to help ensure that local candidates have the resources they need to get on the primary ballot. The purpose of this session is to educate candidates on the important deadlines and filing requirements they will face in order to appear on the May 16th Pennsylvania primary ballot. Click  here  to register for the course.
2017 Pennsylvania Elections Important Dates to Remember
Elective Office Requirements
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 John Schnaedter 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

"What's at stake in the health care debate is nothing less than whether we, as patients, will be free to choose our doctors and medical treatments or have them chosen for us-and potentially denied to us-by bureaucrats. Either we will choose, or some third party will choose for us. There is no middle ground. There is no room for a bureaucrat between you and your doctor." -Matt Kibbe from "Hostile Takeover"

Trivia Question

How many signatures does a candidate need to get to run for statewide office?

A. 10,000
B. 1,000
C. 5,000
D. 2,000

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 - A candidate running for statewide office needs at least 2,000 signatures from 20 counties.
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
How Local Chairs Can Help With Nominating Petitions
Here are a few suggestions on how local chairs can help their local candidates for municipal and school board offices navigate through the Nominating Petition process.
1. Pickup the petition forms at the downtown Elections office at 601 County Office Building for all your candidates.
2. Arrange a local candidates meeting to distribute the nominating petitions and go over the instructions for circulation, notarization, and filing.
3. Remind your candidates to get more than the minimum requirement of 10 signatures on their petitions in case some of the signatures are disqualified.  The suggested number of signatures is 20 to 25.
4. Explain the cross-filing rules to school board candidates - that they can have a registered Democrat circulate a separate petition among Democratic voters.  The rules have been changed to allow a Republican candidate to circulate a petition among Democratic voters.
5. Make sure each candidate files the State of Financial Interest form with either the municipal office (for municipal candidates) or the school district administration office (for school board candidates) and include a copy with the petitions to the Elections Department.
6. Arrange for a notary to attend the local Republican meeting during the petition circulation period to notarize all the candidates' petitions.
7. Meet with each candidate individually after their petitions have been completed, circulated, and notarized and before filing to make sure everything is done correctly.
8. Deliver all the completed petitions to the downtown Elections Dept a few days before the March 7 deadline to avoid waiting in long lines. This will also allow you time to fix any filing errors that may be discovered by the Election Dept personnel during filing.