Monday, October 19, 2009

National Freedom of Speech Week 10/29-10/25

Celebrate National Freedom of Speech Week With ALDAP

October 19-25, 2009

The American Bar Association Division for Public Education provides national leadership in educating the public about the law, legal issues, and legal institutions. It works in partnership with bar associations, courts, educational institutions, civic organizations, and others to reach diverse public audiences. Its programs, publications, and resources are designed to educate and inform youth, undergraduate students, and adults.

This week the ABA asks all Americans to participate in National Freedom of Speech Week. The 1st amendment of the US Constitution allows all Americans freedom of speech and reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
- First Amendment, US Constitution

Join ALDAP in celebrating National Freedom of Speech Week by taking a moment to reflect upon the military service people who defend our rights daily on foreign soil, far from home and hearth.

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