For Immediate Release
July 13, 2017
Contact: Chris Zaccaro
Hartford, CT – Connecticut’s Kid GovernorSM (CKG) Jessica Brocksom has announced two upcoming dates for her 2017 CKG Library Circuit as she continues to promote her Helping Animals, Those Without a Voice platform through the summer. CKG Jessica’s Library Circuit will kick off in the capital city when she hosts a speaking engagement at the Hartford Public Library’s Main Branch on Tuesday, July 18 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
She will follow this engagement up with another stop at Middletown’s Russell Library on Thursday, July 20 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Brocksom will discuss her platform and ways in which the public can help her achieve her goals 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 which will be shown in schools across Connecticut. Each of these speaking engagements will also be broadcast live on the Connecticut’s Kid Governor Facebook page.
The 2017 CKG Library Circuit continues a busy summer of promoting the humane treatment of animals for CKG Jessica. In early June, Brocksom headlined a media briefing with local officials and state leaders where they announced a new “Heat Kills” initiative in her hometown of Milford. The program helps to educate the community on the dangers of leaving animals in parked cars during the warm months. The Kid Governor also visited Washington, D.C. in late June where she met with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and staff from both The Humane Society of the U.S. & the Humane Society Legislative Fund to discuss federal legislation regarding animal protection.
The Hartford Public Library’s Main Branch is located at 500 Main Street in Hartford and Russell Library is located at 123 Broad Street in Middletown. The engagements are free and open to the public. Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring children of all ages to learn about how they can help protect animals, get involved in their community or take part in the Connecticut’s Kid Governor program.
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.