Constituting America recognizes the right of every person, regardless of race, creed, or gender, to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As an organization, our mission has always been to reverse the trend of civic apathy in our society; as such, Constituting America encourages all Americans to engage in efforts to bring about change through the effective use of the individual liberties and rights granted to them by our common Creator and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, put forth in the United States Constitution. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to assemble peaceably, and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances are at the core of our American civilization and, in the history of humankind, made this nation exceptional. We must all come together and seek common ground upon which to build a country where equal justice under law is available to everyone, everywhere, and without question.
The core mission of Constituting America is to educate Americans about the Constitution and the rights and liberties it provides and protects for all of us. We accomplish that mission through several programs, including our keystone program — the national We The Future Contest for kids. Our George Washington – We Are All Americans School Speaking Program – features Constituting America Founder and Co-President Actress Janine Turner (Northern Exposure, Friday Night Lights, Cliffhanger), National Council for the Social Studies past president Mr. Terry Cherry, Constituting America board members including Cathy Gillespie and Juliette Turner, Operations Director Jeanette Kraynak and the rest of our Constituting America speaking team, speaking in person and via Skype and Google Hangout to classrooms around the country. Our 90 in 90 Study Program: History Holds the Key to the Future is a scholastic study with essays on the founding documents of our country, written by constitutional scholars from the best universities and law schools in the country.
We are the only organization that utilizes the movies, music, and television with the kids’ own works, to inspire Americans of all ages to learn about the U.S. Constitution by distributing their works through the national media. Click here for our latest impact statement! Click here for our 2019 Year In Review. Click here for our latest annual report.