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New initiative allows Americans to share personal videos about Constitution

January 19, 2017 by NCC Staff

 

A joint effort between the National Constitution Center and iCivics lets you join figures like Ken Burns, Tom Brokaw and elected officials in submitting videos to a special website about the Constitution and what it means to you.

The website WeLoveTheConstitution.com allows Americans to share their thoughts what they most value about our founding document.

Members of the public can upload their video by visiting the site and following the online instructions. Videos will be uploaded daily, hopefully sparking a national dialogue about our founding document and what it means to its citizens.

Videos already submitted and available for viewing include those from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), John Boozman (R-AR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI); U.S. Representatives Diane Black (R-TN), Judy Chu (D-CA), Mike Coffman (R-CO), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Jody Hice (R-GA), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), John Lewis (D-GA), Luke Messer (R-IN), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Jim Renacci (R-OH), Dennis Ross (R-FL), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Juan Vargas (D-CA).

Other videos were submitted by Tom Brokaw, Ken Burns, the Cato Institute’s David Boaz, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, The New York Times Supreme Court journalist Adam Liptak, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, The Economist Supreme Court Correspondent Steven MazieNational Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen, Penn Law Dean Theodore Ruger, and President of the University of Michigan Mark Schlissel.

"I am thrilled that iCivics has partnered with the National Constitution Center to help spread the word about what Americans love about our Constitution," said Supreme Court Justice (Retired) Sandra Day O’Connor, Founder and Chairperson of iCivics. "I founded iCivics because I believe teaching kids about the Constitution is critical to our nation's future and my most important work. At this time, we must remember what brings us together as a country."

“The National Constitution Center is thrilled to collaborate with iCivics to launch this exciting project, which will help Americans of all perspectives converge around our shared loved of the greatest document of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution,” said Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. “We hope that people across America will be inspired to create their own videos about why they love the Constitution and to share them on WeLoveTheConstitution.com.”

To learn more about the initiative, go to www.welovetheconstitution.com or the National Constitution’s website at constitutioncenter.org.

 

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