The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in Independence Hall, Philadelphia.
As Benjamin Franklin left the hall, a Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia asked him, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
Without hesitation, he famously responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
How We Keep Our Republic: Volunteer!
As a non-profit organization, the Fairfax Republicans stay informed, engaged and active in the needs of our party, as well as the needs of our County, Virginia and the nation. Our representative republic only works when civic-minded people take an active role in government and our party depends on our volunteers to help make it all happen.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new friends and gain a better understanding of how our Republic works. Volunteering is the way each of us can help keep our rights, our liberty and our freedom – the values of our Republican creed. We encourage everyone to participate in the process of our government and work to keep this great republic intact so we can pass it on to generations of Americans yet to come.
There are 244 precincts in Fairfax County and we still have openings in many of them for Precinct Captains, as well as openings for precinct volunteers to reach out to our voters with appeals to support our Republican candidates and issues. Not sure what precinct you’re in? Visit Find Your Polling Place in the our Voter Toolkit. We provide in-depth training and the right tools for Precinct work. This job is essential to our rebuilding the Republican party in Fairfax – give it a try!
Election Officers play the central role in keeping our elections fair. In Fairfax County, these officers open the voting polls, run the polls during the election, ensuring fairness in the voting procedures, and then close the polls at the end of the day. Election officers are paid for the day’s work as employees of Fairfax County.
Please go to the Fairfax County Election Officer site HERE, fill out the form to apply as an election officer – and make sure to let them know you’re a Republican!
Our Volunteers help with:
- Letters to the Editor
- Social Media
- Office Management
- Fundraising and Research
- Data Entry
- Phone Banks
- Community Outreach & Engagement
- Voter Outreach
- Grassroots Organizing
- Festivals and Events
- Event Planning
- Membership Recruitment
- And many more jobs!
There’s a volunteer job here for everyone – and we’ll provide you with the necessary training and tools to do a good job. Just send us your interests in the online volunteer form , or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.