THE BILL OF RIGHTS, the cornerstone of our free society for over 220 years, stands today as the most successful assertion of individual rights and liberties ever written. In a testament to the power of its ideas principles once considered radical, like freedom of expression and belief, the presumption of innocence, due process and equality under the law, are now considered universal human rights. Yet currently The Bill of Rights is barely taught in our schools, and is all but invisible in our public places.
Our Matching Fund Endowment is a historic effort to celebrate The Bill of Rights with permanent displays prominently located on the grounds of all fifty State Capitols. Our vision is a national network of landmark monuments located on prominent sites at each Capitol, designed to engage the public in exploring the founding principles of our free society and to encourage discourse among visitors.
Every year well over a million school children, along with a like number of other Americans, visit their State Capitol. For many it is their first encounter with our democratic process. They call on their representatives, watch a legislative session and tour the building and grounds. What better setting to commemorate the freedoms and principles in The Bill of Rights?
Nothing speaks louder about anundertaking like this than who its friends are. We are incredibly proud of the seven grants we’ve received from Newman’s Own Foundation, and the over 2000 individual contributors from 40-plus states who’ve donated to The Bill of Rights Monument Project.
To learn more about the Matching Fund Endowment and our 50 State vision, download the PDF and watch the video below.
About The Bill of Rights Comedy Concert And Our 50 State Mission
America’s 1st Monument Of The Bill Of Rights
Lewis Black Explains Why He Supports The Bill of Rights Monument Project