Liberty Amendments Month

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Liberty Amendments Month 

June 15 - July 15, 2024

What is Liberty Amendments Month?

The Town of Vienna initiated Liberty Amendments month in 2021 after Juneteenth was declared a state holiday.  Town Manager Mercury Payton wanted to bring our community together to foster mutual respect and understanding and to celebrate the Constitutional Amendments that give all citizens a say in how they are governed, regardless of their culture or station in life.  The month commemorates the passage of the 13th, 14th, 15th and 19th Amendments, which granted full rights to citizens who were previously excluded from the U.S. Constitution.  The idea for the month-long celebration quickly mushroomed, and 22,000 people attended more than 65 educational and commemorative events in the inaugural celebration from Juneteenth to Liberty Amendments Day, a Town holiday. Check out our 2021 recap video below: 

More about the Liberty Amendments

The 13th Amendment abolished slavery while the 14th Amendment, in response to issues faced by former slaves, addresses citizenship rights and equal protection under the law.  The 15th Amendment extended the right to vote to all men regardless of "race, color, or previous condition of servitude," and the 19th Amendment extended voting rights to women. 

Get involved

Participate in Liberty Amendments Month any time of year by sharing your story as a part of 'Our American Liberty Stories.' More information and submission form are available here

It's not too late to get involved in the 2024 event! We are looking for individuals, businesses and civic organizations interested in getting involved with Liberty Amendments Month by assisting with an event, activity, or program, volunteering or sponsoring. For more information on in kind partnerships or volunteer opportunities email to Lily Widman or call 703-255-5738. 

Event applications are available here.  The application deadline is April 3, 2024. Liberty Amendments sponsor opportunities are available here If you have questions or would like to discuss becoming a sponsor call or email Lily Widman at 703-255-5738 or contact a member of the Liberty Amendments Leadership Committee. 

Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors!

Liberty Sponsors

Fairfax County Public Libraries 

First Baptist Church of Vienna

Historic Vienna, Inc.

Phenomenal Photo Booth

Vienna Business Association

Freedom Sponsors

AAUW of Vienna

Club Phoenix Teen Center

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Emmaus United Church of Christ

Friends of Patrick Henry Library

James H Hayes/Bull Run Lodge #529 E

M&T bank

One Neighborhood Foundation

Vienna Public Art Foundation

Vienna Baha'i Faith Community

Independence Sponsors

Belong! Vienna

Optimists of Greater Vienna

Studio 76