Why celebrate Constitution Day?
In 2004, Congress established Constitution Day, a day celebrating our founding document. This year on September 17, classrooms across the nation will observe Constitution Day by teaching a curriculum on the U.S. Constitution.
We believe that today’s students are a driving force for change and will tackle some of the most important social justice issues of our time. Classrooms participating in Constitution Day will have a better understanding of their civil rights and liberties and how this document influences their daily lives.
Our focus for this year’s Constitution Day is education. The Constitution guarantees the fundamental rights of due process and equal protection to every person in this country, regardless of their citizenship status. Therefore, when the government has the power to deny these fundamental rights to one vulnerable group, everyone’s rights are at risk.
How can you get involved?
This year, the ACLU of South Dakota is hosting an online trivia session via our Instagram Story on September 17, 2019! This will run all day, and everyone is encouraged to participate.
Below are a few additional resources you can download and share to get in the Constitution Day spirit: