pre·cinct: /ˈprēsiNG(k)t/. An area of a political district divided for voting, providing a polling place.
Michael, an active MCDCC PCP puts it this way, "If all politics is local - I believe it is - then:
- Local means absolutely local and absolutely local means precinct level local.
- Real political achievement comes when precincts are staffed and functioning.
Functioning precincts work to educate voters, provide candidate support, and strive to improve the skills of precinct leaders to lead."
Do you know your precinct number?
Are you a Precinct Committee Person?
Are you a Neighborhood Leader?
Precinct Committee Persons are the building blocks of the Democratic Party of Oregon.
Here's how DPO talks about the importance of PCPs. "Precinct Committee Persons are voted on locally and represent precincts of 250 registered voters. But there are additional responsibilities, powers and opportunities vested in these grassroots elected officials.
PCPs are the critical driving force behind registering voters, getting out the word on candidates, and helping Democrats understand the party’s structure, process, and platform. They are the people who go out, walk neighborhoods, and connect with and activate progressive Oregonians, by talking to independent, unaffiliated, and Democratic voters alike. These are completely volunteer positions with time commitment and responsibilities largely set by each PCP individually."