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Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz to Moderate Discussion with Kid Governor Myra Stanfield and Predecessors

2020 Kid Governor Myra Stanfield of West Hartford on Kid Governor Inauguration Day. Jan. 17, 2020. At left is Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, who will moderate a discussion with Myra and her predecessors on Sept. 9, 2020. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz will moderate a conversation on Facebook Live about ‘Women in Politics’ with current Kid Governor Myra Stanfield of West Hartford and and past Connecticut kid governors.


Marking a month of momentous anniversaries, The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House presents a special Facebook Live conversation between Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and current and past Connecticut kid governors about women in politics onWednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.

Sept. 9, 2020, marks the five-year anniversary of the award-winning Connecticut Kid Governor (CTKG) program. Sept. 14 marks the 100th anniversary of Connecticut’s ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote.

The public is invited to the Facebook Live event when Bysiewicz will moderate a lively discussion with current CTKG Myra Stanfield of West Hartford and her four predecessors: Elena Tipton, Jessica Brocksom, Megan Kasperowski, and Ella Briggs. The students will share what they achieved during their terms as kid governor, how the experience impacted their lives, the importance of youth civic engagement, and their perspectives on women in politics. Viewers will be invited to ask questions during the discussion.

The program is hosted by The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House in partnership with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

This free virtual event will be streamed on the Connecticut’s Old State House Facebook page, Connecticut’s Kid Governor Facebook page, and Connecticut’s KidGovernor YouTube channel.

Connecticut’s Kid Governor is a national award-winning, statewide civics program created by The Connecticut Democracy Center (CTDC). This ground-breaking approach to civics education immerses fifth-grade students in learning about state government, elections and voting, and civic participation through a real-life election for their state’s Kid Governor. Registration is now open for the 2020-21 program year.

The Connecticut Democracy Center (CTDC) provides people with a lifetime pathway to active citizenship and the tools to take civic action in their own communities. CTDC strengthens civic engagement in the Constitution State by providing comprehensive and unbiased educational programming and outreach on state government, civics, history, and citizenship.

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