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2020 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Closes in One Week! Deadline to enter is April 15.

“The Right to Vote: Milestone Anniversaries” #vote #15amendment #19amendment

In the wake of the 15th and 19th Amendments, barriers remained to prevent United States citizens from voting. Do formal or informal barriers remain today? What additional changes would you make, if any, to Americans’ voting rights?

Individual students can express their thoughts and ideas on the theme in an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words. Individuals and teams of up to three students can produce a 3-5 minute video on the theme. A student may submit both an essay and video, and may submit only one essay and be involved in the production of only one video.

The contest is open to high school students in nine western states and two Pacific Island jurisdictions. Students from public, private, parochial and charter schools and home-schooled students of equivalent grade status may enter. Children of federal judges, chambers staff, and employees of federal court offices are not eligible to participate.

Please visit the contest website to learn more about the contest and download the rules: https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest

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