In recognition of Constitution Day on September 17th, Congressman Kevin McCarthy issued the following statement and announced that his Bakersfield Office will have pocket constitutions available* to the public next Monday, September 17th:
"The Constitution is the guiding document that has made it possible for the United States to become the greatest nation in the world," said Congressman McCarthy. "I encourage all interested members of our community to come by my office and pick up a pocket Constitution to remember the words that form the foundation of the nation we live in today."
Pocket Constitutions are always available for pick-up in Congressman McCarthy's offices, but residents are encouraged to come by next Monday to pick one up in honor of Constitution Day. Office hours below:
8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
4100 Empire Drive, Suite 150
Bakersfield, CA 93309
*Supplies are limited, two Constitution limit per family and twenty Constitutions per non-profit organization/school.
225 years ago on September 17, 1787, 39 delegates from 12 states at the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After being ratified by the 13 original states, the Constitution became our country's legal foundation on June 21, 1788. In 1956, Congress established Constitution week and then in 2004 designated every September 17th as Constitution Day to give our founding document the recognition and respect that it deserves.