Liberty & Justice for All
This Fall, the Junior State of America will hold its annual Fall State Convention throughout our ten states. Student leaders hope you can join hundreds of other students and teachers from across your JSA state for an exciting educational experience at this weekend-long examination of the changing privileges and opportunities afforded to residents of the United States..
The United States of America prides itself on guaranteeing rights to each and every person within its borders. The rights to freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to bear arms, and protection from unwarranted search and seizure are just some that are critical to the very essence of this great nation. However, they have always been subject to debate and have been challenged many times not only by the American public but in court as well. As citizens of the United States and future voters, it is essential that students learn about their rights and protections, as well as those who seek to challenge or modify them.
As politicians across the country spar over the rights of the American public, this weekend will allow students to debate and educate themselves on what rights they have and need so that they and to enter and explore these conversations. From the Second Amendment to abortion to internet privacy, no topic is off-limits. We hope you leave Fall State 2019 with a greater understanding of the rights and freedoms you have and a passion to ensure every American is protected by its government.
Fall State is the highlight of the fall semester and offers you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to express your opinions, think critically about your own beliefs, and challenge the views of others in a tolerant, supportive atmosphere. Through spirited debates, Thought Talks, Activism events, nighttime activities, and a dance on Saturday night, you will have the chance to interact with hundreds of high school students from across your state and not only learn from each other, but also build friendships that will last long beyond your time in JSA.