Do you want to make a difference?
Are you unhappy with the way things are going in your country today? Are there things you would like to see changed? You're not alone!
But what can YOU do about it? The saying goes "Government belongs to those who participate" and that cannot be overstated. If you want to see changes, you have got to get involved. Get off the couch, get on the computer and sign up to become a Precinct Committeeperson!!
PCPs are the grassroots of the party! Do you know what the most powerful office is? Find out HERE.
The Republican Party begins with the Precinct Committeeperson (PCP).
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 officeholder 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)
How do you become a PCP?
Every even-numbered year, PCPs are elected in the May Primary election. You need to be a registered Republican in Lane County, and file a form with the elections clerk to get your name on the ballot. There is no cost to doing this, and you only need three votes from people in your precinct to get elected! The time to file is generally at the beginning of February until the first part of March. Click here to download the form, print it, and fill it out. You may either take it to the elections office yourself or email a PDF scan of it to us and we will submit it for you. If you take it in yourself, please send us a picture, or better yet, a PDF scan of it so we can get your correct contact information for our records. Below are instructions on how to fill out the form!
Here’s instructions on how to fill it out!
1. Print the form after downloading it...
2. Line by line...
Checkmark REPUBLICAN PARTY
Checkmark Precinct CommitteeMAN or Precinct CommitteeWOMAN
Checkmark RESIDENT of Precinct or Resident of ADJACENT Precinct*** (99% of the time it's RESIDENT)
Enter the precinct number***
***We can help you with these parts, call us at 541-342-4166 if you’re not sure.
The rest of the form is self-explanatory.
Scan and email it to LaneRepublicanParty@gmail.com
This may sound like a daunting task, but you aren't asked to do everything mentioned above; 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. Please fill out your form today and help us make a positive difference!!