RCAC Weekly Newsletter
Murphy was right not to attend meeting
David M. Ball, Ball is a Peters Township councilman (McMurray).
Observer Reporter
April 27, 2017
In the April 21 edition, under a headline that read, "Congressman Murphy a no-show for South Hills town hall," the Observer-Reporter reported there was a gathering described as a town hall meeting in Bethel Park at which a crowd of 200 mostly left-leaning activists chanted, "Where is Tim Murphy?"
Where was the town hall meeting? The event referred to in the article certainly wasn't a town hall meeting.
Why would any elected official attend a set-up attack forum such as the one described? How would the invitation to this event read? "Two-hundred low-information, hugely partisan and unreasoning activists cordially invite you to a media event at which they have absolutely nothing positive to offer, but intend to verbally abuse you and put forth a series of loaded questions and then shout down any answer that you might offer that is not consistent with their far-left expectations."
It could go on the say, "This event will be filmed by a variety of persons and then edited into the most unflattering video possible and handed to biased media outlets with the intention of putting the invited guest in the most unflattering light possible."
Please don't try to tell me this is not the intention and the meeting was "civil." It may not have been as raucous as some, only because the target had the good sense not to be there. The newspaper reported that, at the same meeting organizers called "at all times ... respectful," the crowd called the congressman's office and left shouted messages, chanted slogans, dressed up in costumes to mock Murphy and ridiculed him for various positions he has taken. That is hardly my definition of "respectful at all times."
I believe Murphy is completely justified in not making himself a duck in a shooting gallery. I would imagine he might be willing to discuss issues with a representative group with some ground rules. That's probably not very attractive to leftist activists, however, because they have nothing to discuss and they would be denied the platform of their theater of the absurd and the attendant media coverage which is, after all, what they are after.
They want an opportunity to play to the cameras, make noise, and demonstrate why they lost the last election and will lose many more elections to come.


Free our Spirits Event Hosted by Americans for Prosperity
Join Speaker of the Pennsylvania House, and Allegheny County's own, Mike Turzai for a free event at Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia, to discuss Pennsylvania's antiquated liquor laws. Click here to RSVP.

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

"A political party cannot be all things to all people.    It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, simply to swell its ranks."   

-Ronald Reagan

Trivia Question

To what U.S. service academy did President Trump recently deliver a commencement address?

A. U.S. Military Academy
B. U.S. Air Force Academy
C. U.S. Naval Academy
D. U.S. Coast Guard Academy

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
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Trivia Answer
Answer:  D - President Trump delivered the commencement address at the U.S Coast Guard on May 10, 2017

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Grassroots Tip
Post-Election Activities
Win or lose, the time after the election should be spent productively to build morale and gather information.
Election workers should be thanked with phone calls, e-mail messages, or cards.  Throwing a holiday party for committee members and volunteers is also a nice gesture of gratitude if you can afford it.  Gatherings such as these also help to build friendship and bonding among the volunteers.
It is also a good idea to have a de-briefing session with the election volunteers or to send out a short questionnaire to the grassroots volunteers to ask the following questions: 
  1. What did we do well?
  2. What do we need to improve?
  3. Any new ideas or suggestions for the future?
  4. Were any problems or irregularities observed at the polls?
Compile all the suggestions and ideas into a "Lessons Learned" list and circulate the list to the all the volunteers.  Also, file the "Lessons Learned" list in a place where you can find it, and then review it with committee members and volunteers at a meeting before the next election.
Local committee chairs should obtain the online election results from the county website and compile a results table on a spreadsheet showing how every candidate did in every voting district.  This spreadsheet should be distributed to every volunteer so they can review and compare results to evaluate their performance.

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.