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Liberty Amendments Month
What is Liberty Amendments Month?
Our nation is uniquely bound together through rights that have been established by the United States Constitution, which provides a way for our imperfect union to become more perfect over time. The passage of the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th Amendments, which now are enshrined in our United States Constitution, grants rights to people who were previously excluded from full participation. The 4th of July celebrates the birth of our nation. Liberty Amendments Month celebrates these four amendments to our Constitution that provide a common opportunity for all to help shape our nation and benefit our diverse heritage. Together, we are amazing. 

Liberty Amendments Month will start on June 19 (Juneteenth) and run through July 19, 2021. Each week of Liberty Amendments Month will focus on one of the Constitutional amendments that extends rights and liberties to U.S. citizens who originally were excluded from the U.S. Constitution. More details are available in our event plan, which will be available here soon. 

More on the Liberty Amendments
The 13th Amendment abolished slavery while the 14th Amendment, in response to issues faced by former slaves, addresses citizenship rights and equal protection under the law. The 15th Amendment extended the right to vote to all men regardless of "race, color, or previous condition of servitude," and the 19th Amendment extended voting rights to women. 

How can you get involved?
The Town is encouraging community organizations and businesses to create events that celebrate our equality, while warming hearts, uplifting spirits, and uniting our community. Liberty Amendments Month could be celebrated with contests, entertainment, lectures, performances, classes, themed restaurant specials, art exhibitions, films, shows, walks, and more.

To submit your event fill out this application and return to Lily Widman by April 1. If you have questions or want to talk through an idea, call or email Lily Widman at 703-255-5738.

All events will need to create a COVID Safety Plan which must be submitted to the Fairfax County Health Department for approval. Town staff will be available to assist you with this process. 

In addition to participating in one of the ways above, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities will be available. If you would like more information on this or would like to join the monthly Liberty Amendment Zoom meetings, contact Lily for more information.