Volunteers are needed to staff the VCRP Tent during this year’s 4-H Fair. The 4-H Fair will be held July 22 – July 27, and volunteers are needed 4:00PM – 8:00PM daily. Duties will include distributing candidate information, passing out balloons to children, and promoting voter registration. The VCRP Tent is located near the 4-H Industrial Building .
State Rep. Matt Hostettler (Dist 64) will serve on the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy, which examines some of the state’s top issues and recommends potential legislation. “During the interim, study committees will have the opportunity to investigate issues impacting Hoosiers that lawmakers can address during the 2020 legislative session,” Hostettler said. “The Interim Study Committee on Public Policy will be analyzing the commercial ticketing market, including the practice of ticket scalping, ticket resales, speculative ticketing and ticket-selling platforms.”
State Rep. Wendy McNamara (Dist 76) will serve as vice chair of the Interim Summer Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code, which reviews current trends with respect to criminal behavior, sentencing, incarceration and treatment.McNamara will also serve on the Board of Trustees of the Criminal Justice Institute, which is the state planning agency for criminal justice, juvenile justice, traffic safety and victim services.
State Rep. Holli Sullivan (Dist 78) will serve as vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Roads and Transportation, which examines issues impacting Indiana’s transportation infrastructure and recommends potential legislation.She was also appointed to serve on the National Conference of State Legislatures 2020 Legislative Summit Host Committee, which will prepare and plan for the national legislative summit taking place in Indiana in 2020.
President Donald Trump celebrated America’s 243rd birthday last Thursday, July 4, 2019 before a massive crowd at the Lincoln Memorial. President Trump praised the U.S. Armed forces during an address expressing patriotism and pride in American exceptionalism during the Salute to Americacelebration.
“With a single sheet of parchment and 56 signatures, America began the greatest political journey in human history.” — President Donald J. Trump, July 4, 2019
Last week Indiana State Senator Jim Tomes issued the following Independence Day remarks as part of his weekly Senate Update Email. In case you missed it, are not on the Senator’s Email list, or would simply like to read it again, here’s a reprint:
Happy Independence Day!
Another birthday and how wonderful it is. This month 243 years ago, some very brave and remarkably intelligent men took a stand and set in motion the birth of a nation like no other nation on the globe. The 13 colonies, with an estimated population of 2.5 million people, decided for themselves to cut ties with Great Britain to run their own lives free of tyranny.
Though America is gaining some years, it’s still young in comparison to other nations. God has bestowed many blessings on this nation over the centuries, and as citizens we have much to be thankful for. We also have many responsibilities and duties to care for this country. There was a price paid by those patriotic people many years ago to secure the liberty, freedom and way of life that is enjoyed today. We have an obligation to remember that payment, and on this July 4th let’s keep that in mind.
Not only did our Founding Fathers take a stand for independence, they also built an incredibly strong foundation in the earliest days of the United States. We have the strongest and most well thought out Constitution in the world, and I believe Thomas Jefferson pointed out how much work it took to establish it.
In a letter to Justice William Johnson on June 12, 1823 from his home in Monticello, Virginia, Jefferson stated, “On every question of construction [of the Constitution] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”
Be safe, and have a great Independence Day celebrating all the freedoms this great country offers.
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