What is a PCP?
The Denver County Republican Party is looking for passionate, committed volunteers to become Precinct Committee People (PCPs), representing the Republican Party in your neighborhood at the Precinct level.
The keys to victory for Republicans haven’t changed much in the last 180 years:
The whole state must be so well organized that every Whig can be brought to the polls. So divide the country into small districts and appoint in each a committee. Make a perfect list of the voters and ascertain with certainty for whom they will vote. Keep a constant watch on the doubtful voters and have them talked to by those in whom they have the most confidence. On Election Day, see that every Whig is brought to the polls.
Those “small districts” that then-Whig-Party-activist Lincoln wrote about in 1840 are now called “precincts,” the basic unit of our political system. It is at the precinct level that elections are won or lost – even statewide and national elections. Every vote matters. And it’s the Party’s heroes, the PCPs working to turn out those voters, who determine the outcomes.
If you are already a Precinct Committee Person, thank you! Please let us know how we can help you in your precinct.
If you’re interested in serving the Denver Republican Party as a PCP, contact us today. We’d love to have you on board.
What does it mean to be a Precinct Committee Person?
Precinct Committee People form the core of the Denver Republican Party, fulfilling a crucial role in connecting the Republican Party to the voters in your precinct, and connecting the voters in your precinct to the Republican Party.
Representing the Precinct to the Party
PCPs are members of the Denver Republican Party Central Committee. The Central Committee regularly meets once a year and is the body that selects delegates to higher assemblies (like the State Convention), which then selects delegates to the Republican National Convention. It also chooses the officers of the Denver County Republican Party, including the Chair, Vice-Chairs, and Secretary.
Representing the Party to the Precinct
The essential duties of the PCP are to:
- Write your plan for success;
- Build your precinct team, including recruiting and training volunteers to help work your precinct;
- Identify and register voters;
- Inform and persuade voters;
- Support candidates;
- Attend district meetings; and
- GET OUT THE VOTE!
We will give you the tools and resources you need to succeed every step of the way.
But we need your passion and commitment in order to implement those resources.