Welcome To MyBillofRights.org
The Bill of Rights Monument Project

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to raise awareness of and respect for the freedoms and principles in the Bill of Rights, through the creation of monuments and permanent displays in civic spaces across America, beginning with all 50 State Capitols. Our goal is to elevate the Bill of rights to its rightful place of prominence in our public square, as a clarion call to the generations that follow to pay heed to America’s founding legacy of liberty.

WHY THE BILL OF RIGHTS?

The Bill of Rights is the single most powerful and successful assertion of individual rights and liberties ever written, truly one of history’s most important and influential documents. Its ingenious balance of personal freedoms and political principles has proven dynamic and durable for over two centuries, in the course of which it has become the global blueprint for human rights, and for the basic demand of people everywhere seeking freedom from oppression.

WHY MONUMENTS?

Monuments have a unique way of connecting us with our heritage, by showing each new generation exactly what the generations before them felt was so important that they literally carved it into stone. They play a key inspirational and educational role in passing along our most cherished values, making history visible, tangible, and unforgettable; especially for younger people.

WHY NOW?

Over time the Bill of Rights, our core statement of founding principles, has become more and more absent from our classrooms, and all but invisible in our public square.*

This is not just a matter of neglecting our history. The freedoms and concepts embedded in the Bill of Rights – powerful ideas like individual liberty, institutional checks and balances, equality under the law, and the free exchange of ideas – are just as essential to our future. The commitment to pass them along to the generations that follow is a basic responsibility of citizenship.

WHERE DOES MY CONTRIBUTION GO?

A minimum of 85% of your contribution goes directly toward project costs. The remainder covers basic operational and office costs. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable

*On December 15, 2012 (Bill of Rights Day) MyBillofRights.org dedicated America’s first monument of the Bill of Rights, at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix. We dedicated our first Town Squares display on July 5, 2008 on the grounds of Iowa’s second oldest courthouse, in Montezuma, where he Bill of Rights is now the centerpiece of a new walkway leading to the courthouse stairs.