Constitution Day Events

September 19, 2023

SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Plattsburgh in conjunction with other SUNY campuses will host a series of educational sessions with political leaders, staff members, advocates and activists exploring the First Amendment right to petition the government for the redress of grievances. 

The event will consist of four sessions:

  • Keynote (10:00-11:15 a.m.):     “From Student to State Rep: My Advocacy Journey.” Massachusetts State Rep.     Natalie Higgins
  • Advocacy Panel (11:30     a.m.-12:45 p.m.): A Q&A session with advocates and government     officials across party lines including SUNY Plattsburgh grad. Adam     Saccardi ’15, director of constituent services for U.S. Representative     Nick LaLota (R, NY-1).
  • Advocacy Workshop (1:00     p.m.-2:15 p.m.): A chance for students to work with facilitators in     breakout sessions to learn more about how to engage in effective advocacy     on issues of importance to them.
  • Voter Registration Rush (2:30     p.m.-3:45 p.m.): Students can get online help registering to vote.


The event is free and open to the public. Register at Zoom registration is limited but the Thomas Moran Seminar Room (Hawkins 233)will be open for individuals interested in viewing the keynote and the advocacy panel without registering. For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Lake or Dr. Ben Medeiros

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