Join 100 select FIFTH-GRADERS at the COLORADO STATE CAPITOL this FRIDAY, MARCH 14, in celebration of LIBERTY DAY (which is March 16). The festivities will begin with the reading of the Declaration of Independence by eight 5th graders themselves on the House floor at 9 a.m.
They will tour the capitol and quiz legislators, lobbyists, staff, and visitors, so be ready!
Read on for details from our press release, but spread the word and help us let the media know!
100 FIFTH-GRADERS TO QUIZ PATRONS, READ DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ON STATE HOUSE FLOOR
100 fifth graders head to State Capitol on Friday, March 14 to quiz legislators and lobbyists on U.S. Constitution, students to read the Declaration of Independence on House floor
DENVER, Colo., March 10, 2014 – The Liberty Day Institute, a Colorado-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting civics education, will be sending in more than 100 fifth-graders from Englewood, Northglenn, and Craig to quiz legislators and lobbyists on the U.S. Constitution. For the second time in history, fifth grade students will also read the Declaration of Independence on the House floor.
“Liberty Day gives us the opportunity to pause from WHAT we’re doing here in the State Capitol and reflect on WHY we’re doing it — so that our ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the Earth,’” said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino. “Thanks to Andy McKean, Jimmy Sengenberger and all who are involved with making our Liberty Day observance so meaningful.” Continue reading