C-SPAN StudentCam 2018 Honorable Mention - Faux Paws

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StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. For the 2018 competition, we asked students to choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it's important to them. To learn more about the competition and view past winning videos, visit www.studentcam.org

Notes from the filmmakers:
The 14th Amendment to the US Constitution requires that all US Citizens be granted "equal protection under the law". One manifestation of this policy is the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. One clause of this statue requires all business to allow the disabled and their service dogs anywhere they would allow a member of the public. Service dogs provide a valuable service to those who need them. Many disabled American's quality of life is greatly improved by the assistance of such an animal. However, a recent rise in the availability of fake service dog vests means most anyone can put a vest on their dog and claim it's a service dog. This causes some businesses to question the legitimacy of all service dogs, causing problems for legitimate service dog owners. Some support an identification system, but some think this would prevent them from leading a normal life. Explore this issue with Faux Paws, our entry into the C-SPAN StudentCam Competition.


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