Central Committee:
Wayne Parke, Chairman
Mary Jo Kaiser, Political Director
Dottie Thomas, Vice Chairman
Lon Walters, Secretary
Farley Smith, Treasurer
Kevin Harrison, Editor

News and Upcoming Events for November 26, 2019


Official request for 2nd Ward Recount 
Last Friday, November 22, VCRP Chairman Wayne Parke ended the speculation by filing for recount in the City Council 2nd Ward race.  Democrat Missy Mosby currently leads Republican Natalie Rascher by 19 votes following the counting of provisional ballots and the discovery of an additional 103 ballots not initially included in the original vote tally.
Learn more by clicking on local media coverage:

 Citizens for Liberty “Bill of Rights Celebration “- Saturday December 14, 2019

  Please join us for the 17th annual “Bill of Rights day celebration at the “National Guard Armory”.

Date: Saturday December 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to Noon

3300 E Division Street, Evansville

Guest Speaker: Jake MacAulay
  • Student presentation of the “Bill of Rights”
  • Student Essay Contest
  • Refreshments & Door Prizes

This is a FREE event open to the public.

Help reestablish the understanding of the Bill of Rights.”

For more information contact David Dickerson  at- 812-205-4085

Presented by “Citizens for Liberty, Inc.”


 City Council Meeting-   Date: Monday, December 2, 2019


   Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex
                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville
 For more information visit

City Council

 County Council Meeting-   Date: Monday, December 4, 2019


   Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex
                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville
 For more information visit

County Council

EVSC Board of School Trustees Meeting-
  Date: December 9, 2019
             Time: 5:30 PM
 Location: Board Room, EVSC Administration Building
                  951 Walnut St., Evansville

 County Commission / Rezoning Meeting-
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019


Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Room 301, Civic Center Complex
                1 NW Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville
 For more information visit

County Commissioners

VCRP Central Committee Meeting – Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: GOP Headquarters
815 John Street, Evansville
Meetings are open to all Vanderburgh County Precinct Committeemen

December VCRP Breakfast CANCELLED
The VCRP will not hold a Breakfast Meeting for the month of December.
The next scheduled Breakfast will be Saturday January 18, 2020.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting:
Mayor Lloyd Winnecke ushered in the holiday season with the lighting of the City of Evansville’s Christmas tree last Thursday, November 21. Click below to watch the tree lighting ceremony.



The 2020 Congress of Counties is a two-day training conference for Republican Party leaders, candidates and grassroots activists. This year’s Congress of Counties is scheduled for January 31 – February 1 in downtown Indianapolis at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. 

Early Bird Registration is now available for $75 per person. This special rate will expire on December 1, so please register now. After the early bird period, general admission registration (with access to the same programming) will be $100 per person.

The full conference line-up — including break-out training sessions and special events — will be announced soon!  For more information and to register click HERE.


Lawmakers kick off 2020 legislative session

(from 11/22/19 post )
Organization Day, which took place Tuesday, Nov. 19, was the ceremonial start of the 2020 legislative session.This day marks the annual first roll call of all state lawmakers, and it provides each Senate and House of Representatives caucus with the opportunity to gather before session officially reconvenes in January.
The  Indiana General Assembly is set up as a part-time citizen legislature. This means lawmakers meet for only a portion of the year so that everyday citizens can serve as representatives or senators while still being able to live and work in the communities they serve. Indiana alternates between “long” and “short” sessions. Even-numbered years are “short” sessions while odd-numbered years are “long” sessions. The extra time is needed during long sessions as lawmakers draft the two-year state budget.Last year, the General Assembly finalized the new state budget, which included a $763 million increase in K-12 funding.This year is a short session, and by state law, will conclude on or before March 14.
In the upcoming months, the lawmakers will examine a wide variety of legislative proposals such as enhancing our state’s education system, increasing health care cost transparency, and reviewing smoking and vaping regulations.To stay up to date on what’s happening at the Statehouse, visit iga.in.gov. On this website, you can stream committee hearings and session meetings as well as view event calendars, vote tallies, meeting agendas and proposed legislation.


Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving

Each year on Thanksgiving, we count the many blessings in our lives. As we prepare for next week’s turkey feast and quality time with loved ones, let us also remember those less fortunate and consider how we can help others.
There are numerous ways to give back during the holiday season, especially on and after the Thanksgiving holiday. From putting together food baskets to volunteering at your local soup kitchen, there is no shortage of opportunities to lend a helping hand. The United Way and the Salvation Army are great organizations hosting and facilitating a wide variety of ways and events for Hoosiers to donate their time and resources year round. Feeding America is another organization connecting Hoosiers with local food banks. For more ideas on how you and your family can give back this holiday season, click here.
Be it your time or a monetary donation, your contribution – no matter how small – can make a big difference in the life of a fellow Hoosier in need. Please consider how you can help others this holiday and beyond. We wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings, and may God bless you and your family.


Dr. Bucshon’s Maternal Health Legislation Passes Committee, Readied For a Vote on the House Floor
(from  11/19/19  Press Release )
Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act (H.R. 4995), bipartisan legislation he joined Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) in introducing, out of committee. H.R. 4995 contains the text of bipartisan legislation, the Excellence in Maternal Health Act (H.R. 4215), that Dr. Bucshon introduced with fellow Hoosier Congressman Andre Carson (IN-07)
As a physician and a father of four, I understand the importance of ensuring the health of mothers during pregnancy and after the delivery of newborns,” said Dr. Bucshon. “This is a critical time for both the mother and the child as a new life is brought into the world. Indiana has an unacceptably high maternal mortality rate state-wide, ranking third in the country. We must do better in our approach across the entire nation, especially in rural America, to use best practices and provide necessary resources to stop preventable maternal mortality. I believe this bipartisan legislation will benefit patients and communities that are currently struggling by providing them with the support and training they so desperately need, and by helping ensure that women in rural areas can have access to maternal health providers.”
Read more HERE

Young Calls for Greater Oversight of Bad Actors in the United Nations System   (from 11/20/19  Press Release).U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Multilateral Institutions Subcommittee, today hosted a hearing titled, ‘Challenges and Opportunities For Advancing U.S. Interests in the United Nations System’. The hearing focused on the changing landscape at the United Nations and how we can work with our partners and allies to advance U.S. interests around the globe.
We should be very concerned about how the United Nations gives a platform to countries like Cuba, Venezuela, and China to talk about human rights.”U.S. Senator Todd Young
 Read entire Press Release HERE.
 Watch Senator Young’s opening statement HERE.

  Stay in touch with GOP members of Congress representing our area at these links:

The first Presidential Proclamation of Thanksgiving:
President George Washington was the first US President to issue a proclamation calling upon all the “people of the United States” to observe “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer” on a specific date. In 1789, the first year of Washington’s presidency, the U.S. Congress approved a resolution requesting that President Washington “recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer”:
[New York, 3 October 1789]
By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks-for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation-for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war-for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed-for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted-for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually-to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed-to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord-To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us-and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

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December 2  Voter Registration Begins
December 2 (5:30 pm)
December 4 (3:30 pm)
December 9 (5:30 pm) EVSC Board of Trustees Meeting
December 10 (3:00 pm)
December 14 (10:00 am)
Bill of Rights Celebration
January 31, 2020 Congress of Counties

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