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SBA LAW DAY Luncheon at the Petroleum Club

April 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Join us for one of our most popular programs of the year, the SBA Law Week luncheon when our guest will be U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley. Invite students and friends to join us for this special program. This year the theme is -

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American Democracy and the Rule of Law:

Why Every Vote Matters

One of our most cherished national ideals, expressed eloquently by Abraham Lincoln, is “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” It is a principle enshrined in our Nation’s founding documents, from the Declaration of Independence’s assurance that governments derive their powers from the consent of the governed, to the opening three words of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, “We the People.”

The right to vote is the very foundation of government by the people. For this reason, striving to establish and protect every citizen’s right to vote has been a central theme of American legal and civic history. Much of the struggle on voting rights began decades ago, but the work is far from complete, and a citizen’s right to cast a ballot remains at risk today.

As we approach the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the 2014 Law Day theme, American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters, calls on every American to reflect on the importance of a citizen’s right to vote and the challenges we still face in ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to participate in our democracy.

Details

Date:
April 30, 2014
Time:
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

The Shreveport Bar Association
Phone:
(318) 222-3643
Website:
http://www.shreveportbar.com

Venue

Petroleum Club
Phone:
(318) 425-4251
416 Travis St, Shreveport, LA 71101 United States
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