Congressman Cohen Commemorates Constitution Day

September 16, 2021
Press Release
Anniversary Friday inspires commitment to the rule of law

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, today commemorated Constitution Day. Friday, September 17, marks the 234th anniversary of the formal signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The holiday has been variously known as “Constitution Day,” “Citizenship Day” and, since 2004, as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.”

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“We are a nation of laws, not rulers, and our Constitution establishes a system of government that balances power and protects individual rights.  The brilliance of our Constitution is demonstrated through its resilience.  As our democracy is challenged -- for instance by the assault on voting rights -- we must rededicate ourselves to its core principles of democracy, equal justice under law, and human rights. I’m proud that my duties as Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties allow me to work daily to protect the sacred rights enshrined in our nation’s foundational document, and I ask my friends and constituents to think on Friday, and often, of all the blessings that flow from its vision and our continued striving for a more perfect union.”

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