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Constitution Day

Venue

Student Services Center
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers (and let's admit they were helped by some pretty amazing Founding Mothers, okay?) signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that “We the People” enjoy today. http://www.constitutionday.com/

What does this mean and why does it matter to you?
Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia added the Constitution Day clause to his 2004 federal spending bill because he believed that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. This clause mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds, as well as federal agencies. In honor of Constitution Day, all educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the U.S. Constitution.

We will have Constitution pocket-books at the Student Services Center. Come pick one up!

Additionally, we encourage all students to be aware of their voting rights. A great resource is https://www.rockthevote.com/get-informed/elections/ which will link to your state's voter information. If you are interested in establishing residency in CA and registering to vote here, simply click on the state of California on the website to get started.