2023 American Legion National Oratorical Finals - 1st Place Prepared Oration

Haley Bock of Indianapolis delivers her prepared oration, “The Black Hole of American Democracy: American Territories are Where Voting Rights Vanish,” during the final competition of the 2023 American Legion National Oratorical Competition. Her winning speech highlights the more than four million U.S. citizens in the American territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands who are denied their right to vote because of the Insular Cases.




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