Registering new voters and readings of the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address by students in historical costumes will be a part of activities to commemorate Constitution Day at Colorado State University –Pueblo on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Members of the Political Science and History clubs will recite the Constitution dressed in historical costumes between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in front of the University Library. Among the characters making appearances will be Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln. The local League of Women’s Voter also will be registering voters for the upcoming November election.
Educational institutions in the United States that receive federal funding must observe Constitution Day, September 17 (or the week before or the week after when the 17th falls on a weekend). Many campuses have transformed this little-known federal mandate into an opportunity to reflect on our government, our liberties, and our obligations as citizens in this democracy.
CSU-Pueblo is one of hundreds of colleges and universities involved in The American Democracy Program (ADP) led by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the New York Times. ADP encourages activities on nearly 200 campuses that increase civic engagement (from volunteerism to voting) among young people, particularly college students.
This year will be the 221th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.
Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.