September 17 - Sign an ACLU petition to create a new federal holiday honoring the U.S. Constitution.
In 2004, Congress created Constitution Day and passed a law requiring all schools that receive federal funding, observe Constitution Day by teaching a curriculum on the U.S. Constitution on September 17th.Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United Sates Constitution. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. Created in 2004 by Congress, the act mandates that all publicly funded education institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. Many public schools across the nation are unaware of this federal requirement to observe Constitution Day and there are few resources available to help teachers develop requisite lesson plans. Read more >>