While most Americans view Presidents’ Day as a great holiday day off or a time for shopping, taking some time to celebrate our national democracy will reap rewards.
Learn about all the presidents through a “Meet the Presidents” article on the White House Blog.
You can also watch two short videos, “Catching Up With the Curator,” featuring Bill Allman, the White House curator, to learn about former President Theodore Roosevelt's official portrait and the history of the Presidential Seal.
In addition, you can visit the website of the League of Women Voters to find suggestions on how to make democracy work in America. Two actions are to urge Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act and to support comprehensive immigration reform.
Other organizations that promote democracy in the nation are:
Be sure to take some time today to celebrate American democracy. Although our country faces many challenges in today’s complex world and our democracy could work much better for its citizens, we do have a framework in which citizens can make their voice heard, if they make an effort to do so.
Presidents’ Day is more than a holiday day off or shopping to accumulate more consumer items.