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Constitution Week: part 5
By Martha Jefferson Randolph Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Sep 16, 2020
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The U.S. Constitution is the oldest constitution still in active use in the world today and is the basic document of our republic, which protects the individual liberties of all citizens through written law. Did you know that you cannot be denied the right to vote because of race or gender? But remember, the Constitution never clearly ensures us the “right to vote.”

The 26th Amendment requires that 18 year-olds must be able to vote; however, states can allow persons younger than 18 to vote if they chose.

The qualifications for voters are left to the states, as long as they do not conflict with anything in the Constitution. In some states, felons who are in prison or on probation are denied the right to vote.

Study the Amendments and the Constitution! This announcement was provided by the Martha Jefferson Randolph Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. 

The Martha Jefferson Randolph Chapter meets in Grayson County. September 17-23 is known as Constitution Week celebrating the birthday of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. We are celebrating this year by providing books on the Constitution and the Mayflower (400th anniversary year) to three area school libraries.  Flags, bells, and flags are being given to Fred Douglas School and Tioga Elementary for their students.