In Case You Missed It: Murkowski Participates in “We the People: Constitution Tour”
Yesterday on Constitution Day, NBC News Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, unveiled their “We the People: Constitution Tour”—an educational video series to explain the three branches of government and how they work together. In an effort to empower students to be engaged citizens, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined the video series as one of five featured members of Congress. The videos were produced in collaboration with the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
“I think it's important that young people know and understand our founding documents, the principles upon which our nation was founded. And you may think that, well, 250 years ago, a long time ago, how can that be relevant to us today? But when you think about those core principles of who we are as Americans and a freedom of association, a freedom of speech, a freedom of religious tolerance. These basic freedoms that were outlined centuries ago are still relevant to us today. And so understanding them I think is important,” said Senator Murkowski. “I think it's also very important to understand and appreciate the role of government at the various levels. And whether it is at your local, your state, or your federal level, to know and understand how our government can be there to assist– to not be the end-all and be-all of our daily operations, but to ensure that there are protections for us as individuals and for our families and providing for the security of our nation.”
- The series can be viewed online at www.NBCNewsLearn.com or www.nbclearn.com/wethepeople.
- Senator Murkowski’s full interview for the series can be viewed online at www.nbclearn.com/wethepeople/cuecard/120297.