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Constitution Day Events 2023

Constitution Day On Campus Celebration

September 18, 2023

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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Georgia State Sen. Brian Strickland

Discussion - 1st Amendment Unveiled: The Pillar of Freedom and Democracy with Georgia State Senator Brian Strickland (R-GA-17)

10:30 a.m. - Coffee and Tea Reception; 11:00 a.m. - Keynote Address

Join us at 10:30 AM in the SAC Ballroom for an insightful speech and discussion with State Senator Brian Strickland, highlighting the paramount importance of the 1st Amendment in our democracy. Gain valuable perspectives from both a proud United States citizen and a dedicated Georgia State legislator as he articulates the enduring relevance of this constitutional cornerstone to our nation and state. Explore how these principles shape our democracy, directly from the source. Don't miss this opportunity to engage in a meaningful dialogue about the bedrock of our freedoms.

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Constitution Day Online Celebration Events

Student Town Hall with Simon Tam

09/18/2023 12:00 PM

Students will join a discussion with musician Simon Tam, who, along with his bandmate, was originally denied a trademark for his band’s name. The trademark office determined that the band’s name, The Slants, contained a racial slur. The band appealed the decision to the Supreme Court and won. Tam’s story is highlighted in the Center’s new exhibit, The First Amendment.

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Scholar Exchange: The Constitutional Convention

09/18/2023 02:00 PM

A group of notable Center scholars including William Allen, Colleen Sheehan, and Jonathan Gienapp join National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen for a discussion of the issues and events in early America that led to the Constitutional Convention. They’ll explore the major debates at the Convention and how those discussions shaped the future of the United States. Panelists will also discuss their careers as writers and historians, as well as answer questions from participants.

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National Voter Registration Day

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September 19, 2023

Cohosted by the Clayton State Political Science Program and the Clayton State University Library, this voter registration event will offer potential voters assistance from trained volunteers both virtually and in-person. Please click the link below to learn more.

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Voter's Guide to GA Candidates

People often don’t vote because they don’t know where candidates stand and are confused about how to find out. Widespread political cynicism, disinformation, and spin don’t help. But nonpartisan candidate guides provide a concise and credible way to compare candidates’ stands and make clear why voting matters. Linked below is one such guide provided by, which happens to be the voter guide used by the American Democracy Project. The website provides information on all current races, however the link is to races and issues in Georgia.

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