Birthdays are a good time to look back and take stock of the previous year’s events. Usually a person tries to get a hold of the where they have been and where they want to go. On July 4th, you might want to celebrate our nation’s birthday by looking back, and forward, by watching People For the American Way Foundation’s reading of the US Constitution .
Four of our readers in particular gave us a reason to be proud of our past, and two others should make us all feel good about the future.
Two Japanese-American WWII Veterans  and two Tuskegee Airmen  honored us by agreeing to participate in the reading. Grant Ichikawa and Kelly Kuwayama  read Article II, Section 2, and LeRoy Gillead and Dabney Montgomery  read the 23rd and 24th Amendments. Looking at the inauguration weekend it is clear that it’s because of what people like Mr. Ichikawa, Mr. Kuwayama, Mr. Gillead and Mr. Montgomery did that so many people truly believed, “Yes, We Can.”
At the same event, we were proud to host two local high school students Sakinah Muhammad  and Joel Carela from Caesar Chavez Public Charter School  in
On behalf of everyone at People For the American Way and People For Foundation, I hope you enjoy the 4th and that you use the occasion to re-commit yourself to keeping this “Grand Experiment” going.