Declaration of Independence available for all Americans to sign


The Spirit of Liberty Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and celebrating America’s Armed Forces, is making it possible for all Americans to sign the Declaration of Independence, “America’s birth certificate,” and receive their own free copy.

“We’re using the political conventions to preview our upcoming national effort to enable every American to declare their love of liberty by signing the Declaration of Independence,” said RSF’s Richard Rovsek, Spirit of Liberty founder and CEO. “In what has been a highly partisan year, we’re seeking to unite all Americans in a renewed commitment to our national ideals.”

The Foundation has partnered with DocuSign, the global standard for eSignature. Delegates and guests at the conventions will have access to a special kiosk that will enable visitors to sign their own “John Hancock” on the Declaration and receive a copy. This same technology will be utilized in an upcoming 2013 national tour that the Foundation will announce later this year.

“Our work is driven by our desire to support our troops and their families,” Rovsek said. “We are committed to celebrate freedom – and to honor our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who volunteer to risk their lives to defend our liberties and freedoms. Every citizen has a stake in our freedom. Now we have the means to enable every citizen to step up and renew their commitment to the ideals embraced by the Founding Fathers who created our country.”

Republican National Convention delegates and guests can visit the kiosk in space 325 on the sixth floor of the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Delegates and guests at the Democratic National Convention can visit the kiosk at the convention center.

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