PCP men and women are the grassroots representatives of the Republican Party in Oregon.
PCPs are the “face” of the party and an advocate for Republican values and principles in their neighborhoods and communities.
They report the views, interests, and concerns of their neighborhood registered Republicans to the local party and vice versa.
They attend quarterly meetings of their county Republican central committee in order to help set the party agenda in and strategize how to spread the Republican message at the local level.
During non-election years, PCPs take a leading role in growing our party through active voter registration, PCP and candidate recruiting.
During Election years, PCPs lead grassroots campaigning efforts in their communities, including phone banks, door knocking, literature distribution and more.
PCPs help select the state party leaders who participate on the Republican National committee. They also select Oregon’s delegates and alternates to attend the Republican National convention in presidential election years.
PCPs become extremely important in the nomination of candidates for vacant offices. When an office holder vacates his or her office, it is the job of the PCPs in that jurisdiction to select a new candidate.
We also have PCP get-togethers throughout the year to just have FUN!
Role within the County Central Committee
Each county’s central committee consists solely of the elected and appointed PCPs. At each county's organizational meeting, officers are elected by the elected PCPs. Officer positions may slightly vary between counties, but every county will select the following positions:
- Delegates (if the county's count of registered Republicans affords them additional delegates to the state central committee)
- Alternate Delegates (if the county's count of registered Republicans affords them additional delegates to the state central committee)
This may sound like a daunting task, but you aren't asked to do everything; do what you like and you will do that best! Nothing worthwhile is easy, but volunteering as a PCP is a lot of fun too. Plus, you meet a lot of great like-minded people and make a lot of new friends!
How much time does it take to be a PCP? The answer is “it depends.” Everyone has different demands on their life. Some have more time to contribute than others, so anything a PCP can contribute is helpful and will make a difference.
Ready to sign up? Fill out the online form (below) OR download a printable form here. You can scan the filled out form and send it back to us in an email or snail mail. As soon as we receive your completed form, we will contact you!