Constitution Day Program on September 17 will look at 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment

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Constitution Day Program on September 17 will look at 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment

Constitution Day Program on September 17 will look at 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment

September 10, 2019, by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. — A debate over whether President Donald Trump should be impeached and an examination of the 19th amendment and voting rights today highlight Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Constitution Day activities on Tuesday. 

Constitution Day is Sept. 17. The day marks the anniversary of delegates to the Philadelphia Convention completing and signing the U.S. Constitution in 1787. 

The events are free and open to the public. All educational institutions that receive federal funding must annually deliver programs on the U.S. Constitution. 

Program will celebrate 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment 

The SIU School of Law hosts a program at 4 p.m. Tuesday that looks at the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote. The discussion will include a 15-minute video, “The Right to Vote” and a Q&A that will follow. 

“We have much to celebrate when it comes to the advancement of women’s rights, but much remains to be done,” SIU School of Law Interim Dean Cindy Buys, said. “Likewise, other groups are still not always able to easily exercise their fundamental right to vote. This program will remind us of the importance of voting in our society and discuss some of the remaining challenges for women and minority groups in our political system.” 

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