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You Can Help Amend The Constitution This Friday

posted by Judge_Burke @ 14:30 PM
July 29, 2016

The National Archives and the Law Library of Congress are hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon for the proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution at the National Archives Innovation Hub on Friday, July 29 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The edit-a-thon is part of the “Amending America” initiative at the National Archives, which celebrates the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights with an exhibit and a series of National Conversations on Rights and Justice.

There are a variety of great resources that people can draw from for the event.  The National Archives published the dataset of more than 11,000 proposed constitutional amendments to data.gov.

A Century of Lawmaking For a New Nation contains U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates from 1774-1873.  There are also many items that you can search and find in Congress.gov.

Dina Herbert, from The Innovation Hub at the National Archives, set up a page with more details about the event.  Feel free to add your name as a remote or on-site attendee.

This is the first in what we hope is a series of collaborative edit-a-thons between our two institutions.

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