Constitution Day

Mission:

September 17 has been set aside by Congress for all education institutions to provide education programs and information about the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on September 17, 1787. This year Constitution Day is officially observed on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

 

The U.S. Constitution is the oldest written Constitution of any nation on Earth! It has withstood the test of time – over 230 years – and defines what we live by: the rule of law, limited government, and the ideals of liberty, equality, and justice. The Constitution was created by the people and for people. It is the foundation of our democracy and our rights as Americans.

Visit Davenport Libraries in person or online:

  • Look for Constitution Day displays at Lansing, Midland, Warren, and W.A. Lettinga campus libraries.  
  • Pick up your complimentary pocket size copy of the U.S. Constitution at Lansing, Midland, Warren, and W.A. Lettinga campus libraries.
  • Check out the Constitution Day Library Guide for "Fast Facts," founding documents, research links, and more at http://davenport.libguides.com/constitutionday

Your Vote, Your Voice!

The "Right to Vote" is a fundamental part of our democracy and it is our voice in decisions that affect our lives every day.  Your vote impacts education, health care, the environment, the economy, and much more!  It impacts minority rights, veterans' rights, and immigration law. Be sure to vote - not only during Presidential election years, but also during midterm elections and in local elections!  

Remember . . . Your Vote Matters!  

Register to vote today! The most fundamental way to make a difference is through your vote! It’s your voice!

There are also many other Constitutional issues being addressed today.  Take a look at these links for historical perspective and current issues: