28th Amendment Project Drafting Lab

July 1, 2015, at 11 a.m.

Join the National Constitution Center as we test out an exciting new activity! 

On July 1, 2015, at 11 a.m., the Center will be conducting trial runs of an activity in the 28th Amendment Project Drafting Lab using NCC visitors as participants. 

In the 28th Amendment Project Drafting Lab, users propose their own amendment to the Constitution of the United States.  Participants have the opportunity to explore the constitutions of other countries and engage with their fellow citizens about different constitutional reform ideas. By taking part in each stage of constitutional reform - research, deliberation, and decision-making - users will learn first-hand how to draft a constitutional provision!

•    The 28th Amendment Project Drafting Lab is a space for citizens and drafters to explore and evaluate different constitutional reform ideas and processes.
•    In the 28th Amendment Project, citizens participate in a brief exercise in which they engage in each of the stages of constitutional reform -- research, deliberation, and decision-making.
•    The participants’ assigned objective is to identify promising constitutional design ideas.  
•    The session will consist of a one-hour activity and a 15-minute closing discussion.
•    Each session will include eight (8) participants.
•    Participants will be asked to contribute to the activity by using the internet terminals to research constitutional issues, discussing the issues with their fellow participants, and attempting to reach consensus with the group as a whole.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Kristina Bianco at kbianco@constitutioncenter.org by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 29.  Participants will be selected on a first come, first served basis.  Thank you!

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