Thursday, April 07, 2011

Speak out on Shut Down at NCC

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Friday, April 8, 10:00 to 5:00 at the National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center, in partnership with WHYY, and in keeping with its mission to inspire active citizenship, will record visitor opinions about the potential government shutdown. Clips will be shown on WHYY’s and on the Center’s blog, Constitution Daily, at, which also will feature daily posts about the issue. In addition, visitors to the blog will have the opportunity to contact their state and federal representatives. To follow the conversation on the Center’s Twitter feed, @ConstitutionCtr, use #shutdown.

This opportunity is an extension of the Center’s recent event, “Can We Talk? A Conversation about Civility and Democracy in America,” which brought together leaders from such fields as history, government, communications, and political philosophy to discuss the role of dissent and protest throughout American history, and the degree to which dissent can and should be civil. Webcasts of the event can be found here.

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a government shutdown, the National Constitution Center WILL be open to the public. As a venue for nonpartisan discussion and debate, the Center offers the ideal place for citizens to come together during this crucial moment in our nation’s history.

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