For Immediate Release
Contact: Chris Zaccaro
Washington, D.C./Hartford, CT – Connecticut’s Kid Governor (CKG) Jessica Brocksom of Milford visited Washington, D.C. this past week to discuss her platform Helping Animals, Those Without a Voice as she met with elected officials and national organizations that focus on protecting animals.
CKG Jessica’s tour of the nation’s capital included meetings with both of Connecticut’s U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal & Christopher Murphy, Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, and staff from both The Humane Society of the United States & the Humane Society Legislative Fund. During her constructive meetings she discussed animal protection legislation and the goals she set for herself during her one-year term as Connecticut’s Kid Governor. These goals include learning about and supporting tougher animal protection laws, promoting collection drives for local pounds and shelters, and creating an educational presentation to be shown in schools across Connecticut.
Photos and videos from CKG Jessica’s trip to Washington, D.C. can be found on the Connecticut’s Kid Governor Facebook and Twitter pages. Brocksom, formerly a fifth grader in Mrs. Donna Stuart’s class at JFK School in Milford, ran as a candidate promoting the humane treatment of animals during the annual CKG Statewide Election in November 2016 and garnered enough votes from her peers to be elected as the 2017 Connecticut’s Kid Governor.
Connecticut’s Kid Governor (CKG) is a national award-winning statewide civics program created by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN). CKG is sponsored by the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies and the Connecticut State Department of Education. The free program teaches fifth graders across the state about government, elections, and the importance of civics engagement through a real-life election that’s timed to coincide with Election Day in November. Winner of a 2017 Medallion Award from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and a 2016 Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), the Connecticut’s Kid Governor program inspires students to be lifelong agents of change, active participants in our government, and registered voters when they turn 18. For more information on CKG - both the program and the student - follow Connecticut’s Kid Governor on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram or visit the program’s website at CT.KidGovernor.org.