Constitutional Chats: Hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

This Week: Part 10 of our “Bill of Rights” series – Passing the Bill of Rights: James Madison, Influences and Inspirations

Special Guest: Dr. Brion McClanahan

Tuesdays at 2PM EDT/1PM CDT

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!

Part 10 of our “Bill of Rights” series – Passing the Bill Of Rights: James Madison, Influences and Inspirations

Special Guest: Dr. Brion McClanahan

Brion McClanahan holds a Ph.D in American history from the University of South Carolina. He is the author of seven books, including The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution (Regnery History, 2012), and is the founder of McClanahan Academy, an online learning experience geared toward homeschool students and lifelong learners. He has written extensively on the founding generation and the Constitution, and his work has been published at Townhall, Daily Caller, Breitbart, Chronicles, the Washington Times, and other online and print publications. Find him at and Use the coupon code: borday and take 40% off his American Constitutions course at McClanahan Academy.

‘Constitutional Chats’ Hosts

Janine Turner

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

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

Tova Love Kaplan is sixteen 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!


Dakare Chatman

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.