Celebrate the birthday of the United States Government at Florida Keys Community College’s Constitution Day event on Monday, September 17, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the library on the Key West Campus.  Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, thus laying the foundation of our government, rights, and freedoms.

This year’s program will focus on the First Amendment and the role of the Free Press in our democracy and society.  The College will welcome guest speakers Bill Becker, News Director of US1 Radio, and Kay Harris, Editor of the Key West Citizen, to discuss the media’s influence, responsibility, and challenges.

Coordinated by FKCC Business Law instructor and attorney Stephen Muffler, FKCC’s Constitution Day activities aim to educate the public on their rights under the Constitutional Amendments and encourage habits of being a good citizen.

“The U.S. Constitution is the blue print of our country, market system, and free society,” said Muffler.  “It acts as the common denominator for all Americans, regardless of our differences.”

Constitution Day attendees will receive free pocket Constitutions donated by the City of Key West’s Citizens Review Board.  Attendees will also learn how to register to vote with the help of representatives from the League of Women Voters.

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