McCarthy Office to Mark Constitution Day with Pocket Constitutions
Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Bakersfield office will offer to the public pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution on Monday, September 18, in celebration of Constitution Day.
“The Constitution has been the bedrock of American government, liberty and rule of law for 230 years,” said McCarthy. “It is the fabric for American democracy and continues to be the guiding, living document for our freedoms and principles. We celebrate it every day, but especially on its anniversary. I encourage anyone interested in our Constitution to visit my Bakersfield office to pick up a copy of their own and carry with them the words that shape the foundation of our nation.”
Although pocket Constitutions are always available in McCarthy’s offices, residents are encouraged to visit the office in honor of Constitution Day. The office will hold the celebration on Monday following the official date on Sunday, September 17.
What: Constitution Day in Congressman McCarthy’s Office
When: Monday, September 18, 2017; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: 4100 Empire Drive, Suite 150, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Constitutions will be available while supplies last. Due to the limited supply, two booklets will be available for each visiting family and capped at twenty for each school or non-profit organization.
Background: On September 17, 1787, 39 Constitutional Convention delegates from 12 states signed the United States Constitution in Philadelphia, Pa. Following Rhode Island’s ratification – the 13th state – on June 21, 1788, the Constitution became our country’s legal foundation. In 1956, Congress established Constitution Week and in 2004 designated September 17 as Constitution Day, giving the document the recognition and respect it deserves.