U.S. Constitution is the topic of Sept. 21 presentation at VU

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September 12, 2017

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VINCENNES, Ind. - Christina Hale, former Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, will speak on the topic, "Civic Participation: This Means You," on Sept. 21, 11 a.m. (EDT), at Vincennes University’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, 20 Red Skelton Blvd.  Her presentation is made in celebration of Constitution Day, which is Sept. 17.  The public is invited to attend.

The Constitution Day presentation is sponsored by VU Student Activities and will also feature a group of Rivet High School students leading the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance and a performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” by Daniel Cunningham, Kolton Gard, and Aaron Bunker.

Constitution Week is Sept. 17-23 and commemorates the adoption of the United States Constitution.  The week was officially enacted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 2, 1956, from a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  The purpose is to promote study and education about the constitution which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.


During four years as a state representative from Indianapolis, lifelong Hoosier Christina Hale earned a reputation for effectiveness and bipartisanship. In 2014, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce called her “one of the most active, thoughtful, and determined state legislators.” In selecting her to be his running mate in 2016, gubernatorial candidate John Gregg cited her “record of reaching across the aisle.”