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

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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

"While the material abundance of modern capitalist nations has created fortunes here and there, its main beneficiaries have been ordinary rather than wealthy people, according to [Milton]Friedman. Modern technological wonders brought little improvement to what the rich already had, however much they revolutionized the lives of the masses:"  
-Thomas Sowell.

Trivia Question

In what location did President Trump hold a rally to celebrate his 100 days in office?

A. New York, New York
B. Tampa, Florida
C. Madison, Wisconsin
D. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was the location of President Trump's rally to celebrate his 100 days in office.

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
Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Phone Calls
Many GOP committees resist phone bank efforts because they believe that people do not like to be called at home.  However, various GOP groups have tested this theory and have discovered that calls encouraging people to vote have improved voter turn by as much as 10%.  Even a 3% to 4% increase in GOP turnout can make the difference between winning and losing.
GOTV phone calls should be made in the final 2 or 3 days of the campaign.  Therefore, most of the work beforehand should be spent planning.  You must recruit volunteers, prepare lists of voters to call, and develop a script for the callers. 
Identify the voters that you must call and calculate the number of calls that you will have to make.  Do not call those with a perfect voting record.  Call only those who vote sporadically or who vote only in Presidential elections.  Assume that a caller will make about 30 to 35 calls per hour.  For example, if you have 3500 voters to call and 10 volunteers, then it would take 3500 / (10 x 35) or 10 hours to call everyone. 
Studies show that reminder calls are just as effective on the night before the election as they are on Election Day, if not more so.  Calling two days before Election Day has also been proven effective.  But don't call during a major sporting event!  Do not call before 9:00am on Election Day.
Here is a sample script:  "Hi, this is ___ your name ___ and I'm calling from the _________ campaign (or "the Republican Committee") with a friendly reminder that today is Election Day.  The races for senator and governor are close and Rick Santorum and Lynn Swann need your vote.  The polls will be open until 8:00pm.  So I hope they can count on your vote.  Thank you."
If no one is home, leave the message on the answering machine.

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.