Constitution Day, September 17th, is only a couple weeks away!
YAL National is calling all YAL Chapters to participate in a national day of activism to educate your classmates about their rights, which are protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Make plans right now with your YAL chapter to host an event on Constitution Day, Friday, September 17.
The YAL chapters with the top three activism events will win awesome prizes!
To help you plan your event, the YAL staff has put together a Constitution Day 2010 web page. Please visit this page for great activism ideas, downloads, and to request free materials. Also, visit the Constitution Day 2009 report to review all the events from YAL chapters last year.
I hope these two web pages will inspire you with some activism ideas if you do not have something planned already.
Additionally, all active and provisional YAL chapters can apply online for FREE activism materials to bolster your efforts. If you haven’t joined or started a YAL chapter on your campus yet, please visit YAL’s chapters page to get started.
FREE materials for YAL chapters include:
- 200 custom-designed, YAL pocket Constitutions
- YAL’s 2010 fall activism kit
- Operation Politically Homeless kit, a quize to enlighten and engage average students
To make Constitution Day even better, YAL will hold a national contest for the best activism events.
All activism events will be judged on creativity, the number of students recruited, the quality of the pictures and/or video taken, media coverage earned, and the quantity of students effectively educated about the constitutional message.
To enter this contest, please submit a full description of your activities to firstname.lastname@example.org after your event. Winning submissions will include a detailed description of your activism idea, the number of people you recruited to your YAL chapter, quality pictures, news stories reporting on your event, and any other creative details you can add to make your chapter stand out — especially a YouTube video.
Not all these criteria must be included, but it is strongly recommended that you thoroughly document your event. It is wise to assign at least one member of your chapter to be responsible for taking pictures and recording video. You should also send a press release to media outlets and call local reporters.
Here are the prizes!
First Prize: A liberty-themed HD flipcam — $200 value!
Second prize: A large, vinyl YAL banner — $50 value
Third Prize: Five copies of Tom Woods’ bestseller, Nullification — $50 value
The competition for the best Constitution Day events ends on Friday, September 24th.
Make sure you and your YAL chapter organize your activities immediately for Constitution Day, so you can win these great prizes and spread the constitutional message on campus.
Constitution Day is only a couple weeks away! Get moving!
Executive Director, YAL