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Vote Now: A constitutional amendment about a Right to Privacy?

September 3, 2013 by NCC Staff


Does the Constitution need a new amendment to better define your right to privacy? Vote now in our “Next 10 Amendments” project!

10 amendments logoThe National Constitution Center’s Next 10 Amendments project is asking Constitution Daily readers to vote about 10 possible changes to the Constitution through the amendment process.

We presented 10 topics for discussion starting this summer and the online debates were moderated by Chris Phillips, research fellow of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania and executive director of the nonprofit organization Democracy Café.

We also asked readers to suggest wording for proposed amendments, which went to our editorial board. And after reading the comments and suggestions, we have 10 proposed amendments for our readers to consider.

So exercise your civic duty, join the discussion and check back on Constitution Day to see what America has to say about our founding document.

Note: Suggested amendments come from readers and represent different viewpoints, and not the viewpoint of the National Constitution Center.

CURRENT VOTE: Defining a constitutional right to privacy for the 21st Century.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT: "Each person has the right to privacy, including the right to keep personal information private; to communicate with others privately; and to make decisions concerning his or her body."

VOTE BELOW. (If you can’t see the voting box below, click this link.)

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