Cook County Republican Party Grassroots Program the First of Its Kind.

Cook County Republican Party Chairman Aaron Del Mar today unveiled the Cook County Republican Party’s new Committeeman Support Program. This program is intended to strengthen Republican grassroots efforts throughout Cook County.

“For too long our hard-working Committeemen have had to work on an island with very little support from their Party. This is unacceptable considering these are our front-line warriors,” explained Del Mar. “Our intention is to change that by giving our Committeemen and their organizations the tools and support they need to be successful.”

The program consists of three parts. First, a Committeeman Handbook is being developed that will provide step-by-step guides, best practices, and templates to help new Committeemen fully understand their responsibilities and to provide all Committeemen useful information. Second, the Cook County Republican Party will assist each of the Committeemen in developing the basic aspects of their organizations, including email addresses for their officers, a published phone number so voters can reach them, a website to promote their efforts in their township, monthly meetings where they can promote the Republican message and candidates, and regular social events. Third, the Party will raise funds that will be distributed to organizations based on a scorecard that will be developed that will track their progress in achieving certain milestones.

Del Mar concluded: “The path to relevance in Cook County comes from a bottom-up approach rather than a top-down approach. We recognize that the real strength of our Party lies in our local volunteers and activists. That’s why we instituted this program, the first of its kind in Cook County and maybe even in Illinois. Through this program, we will be able to support our Committeemen and township organizations and give them the support they need to be successful as they coordinate the Republican Party’s efforts in each of their Townships.”