The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in Independence Hall, Philadelphia.
As Benjamin Franklin exited the hall after the proceedings, a Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia asked him, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
How We Keep Our Republic: Volunteer!
As an non-profit organization, the Fairfax County Republican Committee members stay informed, engaged and active in not only tending to the needs of our party, but to the needs of our county, state and country. 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.
As we revitalize our committee, our party always has volunteer opportunities for everyone. Becoming a party volunteer is a great way not only to meet new friends, but also to 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. This is why 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.
If you are interested in volunteering with FCRC please either complete the online volunteer form, contact our headquarters by telephone at 703-766-4467, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you find yourself in the Fairfax City area (where our office is located) feel free to stop by, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have in person!
Be a Precinct Volunteer
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 door-to-door appeals to support our Republican candidates and issues. Not sure what precinct you’re in? Just visit Find Your Polling Place in the FCRC 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!
Be an Election Officer
One of the goals the Fairfax County Republican Committee sets for ourselves each November is to have each and every polling station covered by volunteers from the moment the polls open until the last vote is cast. 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!
Be a Party-Building Volunteer
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Letters to the Editor
- Social Media
- Office Management
- Fundraising and Research
- Data Entry
- Phone Banks
- Community Outreach & Engagement
- Door-to-Door Voter Contact
- 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 email@example.com or call our office at 703-766-4GOP (4467).
We look forward to working with you as one of our FCRC volunteers!