What is a PCO?
PCO is shorthand for Precinct Committee Officer.
A “precinct” is basically a piece of your neighborhood (or whole neighborhood), which has defined borders.
What does a PCO do?
Create a committee for their precinct.
Talk with and listen to your neighbors (call, doorbell, email)
Act as a liaison between your precinct and your elected officials.
Vote on issues and candidate endorsements within your legislative district.
Collect voter data to improve our outreach efforts.
GET OUT THE VOTE
Do I need to be a PCO in order to do all those things?
Nope. You can be on the precinct committee. PCOs love helpers!
Doorbelling sounds scary
You’ll never be asked to doorbell on your own (you can bring a friend, relative, or politician with you)
Face-to-face conversations are the most effective way to communicate about the issues.
You don’t have to argue. Listening is great.
PCOs have access to the Votebuilder database – you could choose to only doorbell “safe” Democratic voters. Bolder PCOs could doorbell Republican voters if they choose.
We’ll supply you with the tools to make you feel safe and confident when walking your precinct.
I love it – I can’t wait to meet every voter in my city!
Great! You should probably run for office some day! For now, we’ll start with your precinct. If you want to do more, you can help out in other precincts!