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From the Blog: A Celebration of Constitutional Literacy And a Call to Action: ConSource Hosts 2017 Annual Dinner and Honors Mr. Ivan Fong, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel of 3M, with James Madison Legacy Award

Tue, 14 Nov 2017


WASHINGTON, DC — The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) hosted its annual dinner and James Madison Legacy Award Reception at the historic Decatur House in Washington, DC on the evening of November 6, 2017.

ConSource Executive Director Julie Silverbrook kicked off the dinner by explaining why it is so important to invest in civics education and constitutional literacy. She began her remarks with an often-told story that at the end of the Constitutional Convention a woman named Elizabeth Willing Powel approached Benjamin Franklin and asked him what sort of government the delegates had created. Franklin famously replied, “A republic, if you can ...

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