Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Constituting America’s Student Ambassadors, Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman, chat with Constitutional experts on hot-topic issues via Zoom!
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Special Guest: The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli, former Virginia Attorney General and former deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security;
The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli served as Virginia’s Attorney General from 2010 to 2014, leading the Commonwealth in fighting human trafficking, and leading record enforcement against gangs, healthcare fraud and child predators. Attorney General Cuccinelli also served in the Senate of Virginia from 2002 to 2010 and has practiced law for over 25 years.
Most recently, Ken served as the Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services and then as Acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
He is currently serving as a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, with a focus on immigration, border security, China and other homeland security issues.
Ken earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Virginia, a law degree from Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, and a Masters in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.
Ken and his wife, Teiro, grew up and live in Virginia and have seven children, one son-in-law and … most awesome of all… two grandchildren!
Actress Janine Turner is famous for her role as Maggie O’Connell in televisions’ Northern Exposure. She is the Founder and Co-President of Constituting America which launched in 2010. She is still acting but she is also actively teaching kids about the U.S. Constitution given over 540 speeches to classrooms across the country.
Cathy Gillespie is the co-president of Constituting America and one of 16 private citizens serving on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, helping organize the celebration of our country’s 250th birthday in 2026! She is a former Congressional Chief of Staff and former Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission.
Tova Love Kaplan is seventeen years old and lives in Chicago, Illinois. She currently serves as the National Youth Director for Constituting America, and runs the National Youth Advisory Council. She is a three-time winner of the “We the Future” contest in the Entrepreneurial (where she created a marketing plan), PSA (entitled “Know Your Rights. Read The Constitution”) and STEM (where she created an app). She is passionate about educating and empowering young people to use their constitutional rights!
Constituting America Student Ambassador Dakare Chatman is 18 years old, and is currently a junior, full-time college student in South Carolina. He has won Constituting America’s We The Future Contest twice, once for best PSA where he reminded viewers the Constitution is “An American Thing, So Know It” and twice for his short film “Man On The Street.” He is also actively involved in our National Youth Advisory Board. He’s a working actor seen most recently in HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones and on April 15 in Netflix’s: Outer Banks. Dakare wishes to be an actor, but also a politician. But says you must be an actor to be a politician.