BPL Presents, the programming team of Brooklyn Public Library, started the 28th Amendment Project earlier this year and, continuing the project, now invites the public online to help to draft the 28th amendment to the Constitution. The 27th amendment was added to our Constitution in 1992, so we think the time has arrived to propose another change. Through a series of online town hall forums, people of all ages and backgrounds can give voice to the most important issues facing their communities today and discuss how the U.S. Constitution supports or hinders contemporary society.
Ideas put forward during the series of virtual town hall meetings will be sent to our Framers, who will draft our Constitution’s next amendment on behalf of the people. While the result will not be a legal document, the amendment will reflect the aspirations and collective will of the people. .
RSVP with your email address to join an online town hall. Registrants will receive an invitation with instructions to join the town hall for free on the Zoom platform. There is no need to download any applications or software, all you will need is a computer with audio or a telephone to participate.
If you require closed captioning, please contact [email protected] at least three days before the town hall.
To request a town hall in a language other than English, please contact [email protected]
Craig Manbauman is the Strategy, Incubator Fellow at Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) where he supports the implementation of innovative, community-based programs across several library branches. As a Brooklynite, a first-generation American, and military veteran, Craig dwells within multiple communities and approaches his work through the lens of intersectionality. His training as a military medic taught him to respond to acute medical afflictions, and as a Political Scientist he seeks to uncover the chronic institutional shortcomings. His work with BPL sits at this intersection, of urgent need and lasting impact, where he can support the library’s legacy as a pillar of democracy and advance the reach of programs that respond to people and their communities.