Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I miss you all. Working my way back.

Rachel Gillespie

December 13, 2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                        703-894-1776, ext. 25

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Bill of Rights Institute announces a new initiative to raise awareness of the rights protected in the Bill of Rights. As part of this new initiative they are asking Americans to pledge 10 minutes to read the Bill of Rights on December 15,which has been the federal day of observance for the Bill of Rights since 1941.

To help Americans celebrate and remember the freedoms embodied in the first 10 Amendments, the Bill of Rights Institute has created a new website for Bill of Rights Day. Americans are encouraged to explore the text of the first 10 Amendments, landmark Supreme Court cases and decisions based on those Amendments, and various resources and games on the website.

The Institute asks all Americans to join together and pledge to take 10 minutes to read through the Bill of Rights on December 15, and to visit to sign the pledge.  The Bill of Rights Institute is urging all employers to give their employees 10 minutes to read the Bill of Rights either on their own, or together.

“The celebration of Bill of Rights Day encourages Americans to think about how vital the Bill of Rights is to the future of our country,” said Bill of Rights Institute Board of Directors member Todd Zywicki. “By thinking about how our rights are evident in our Founding documents, Americans will begin to see how their own lives are affected by the Bill of Rights and how their actions are important in supporting the experiment in self-government started by our Founders.”   

Bill of Rights Day is sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute, a nonprofit educational organization. More information on Bill of Rights Day can be found at


The Bill of Rights Institute, founded in 1999, is a nonprofit educational organization. The mission of the Bill of Rights Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America's Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society.