Give Them Liberty or Give Them Recess

(Cody, Wyo.) Bob Stevens and Colin Simpson spoke a Livingston and East Side Elementary Schools today in celebration of Liberty Day. Other area lawyers will visit area schools later in the week as well. The lawyers reached out to 5th graders and fielded questions as well as speaking on the constitution. [image: IMG_8960.JPG] The Wyoming State Bar in partnership with the Equal Justice Wyoming Foundation is sending Wyoming lawyers to visit nearly every fifth-grade classroom in the state to give a one-hour presentation about the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Amendments. [image: IMG_9059.JPG] The program is known as Liberty Day. Founded in 1996, by the Liberty Day Institute. The Liberty Day Institute is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization which spans the nation and is dedicated to educating all Americans, but especially the next generation, about the contents of the Constitution of the United States of America. [image: IMG_9040.JPG] “We are very excited to have this program delivered in all 23 counties this year,” said Kristen Schlattmann, Liberty Day Program Chair. “I’m impressed with the great response from the lawyers in the state as well as the teachers and administrators. Education about the principles expressed in our Constitution is important, and Wyoming lawyers are proud to be a part of this outreach effort" [image: IMG_8945.JPG] Wyoming’s approximate 7,000 fifth-grade students will each receive a pocket-sized booklet containing the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence.