Thousands of Connecticut 5th graders cast their votes in the 2020 Statewide Election and the results are in! Tune in on Friday, November 20, 2020 (subject to change) on Facebook Live and YouTube to find out who has been elected to serve as the 2021 Connecticut’s Kid Governor.
Stay tuned for more updates!
CTKG Team Hits the Road to Get Students Excited to Vote in 2020 Statewide Election
On Thursday, November 5th and Tuesday, November 10th, the Connecticut’s Kid Governor Team and staff from the Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House hit the road to visit schools across the state. During the CTKG Election Rally Bus Tour, the team visited McAlister Intermediate School, Thomaston Center School in Thomaston, Highland Elementary School in Cheshire, Irving School in Derby, Brownstone Intermediate School in Portland, Andover Elementary School in Andover, and North Windham Elementary School in North Windham.
More than 600 in-person and distance learning students and adults participated in civics trivia, learned about the final seven candidates in the election, heard from 2020 CTKG Myra Stanfield, and learned about the importance of voting.
Hartford Foundation Supports 2020 Voting Kits
This year, 250 classes received official CTKG Voting Kits to build excitement around voting in the 2020 Statewide Election. Kits included “I Voted” stickers, a Connecticut desk flag, and a copy of D is for Democracy. This year’s Voting Kits were funded in part through a grant awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. We thank them for their continued support of Connecticut’s Kid Governor® and for helping bring the election process to life for fifth graders.
2020 CTKG Myra’s Term is Coming to a Close
Despite the pandemic, 2020 CTKG Myra has had an incredible year and worked hard to complete the three-points of her Standing Up for Animals in Need platform. Over the past ten months, Myra:
- Created a four-part educational video series with the Connecticut Humane Society to inform and educate students about companion animals in need and how they can help these animals.
- Collaborated with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families on a CT Family Day Poster Contest to encourage students to share artwork about how they and their families can help companion animals in need. Myra also encouraged donations to local shelters and humane societies through her blog.
- Hosted a Virtual Pet Adoption Meet & Greet with NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut that featured pets across the state looking for their forever homes. Participating organizations included the Connecticut Humane Society, Connecticut Cat Connection, Dog Star Rescue, Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter, Pack Leaders Rescue of Connecticut.
Along with accomplishing the goals of her three-point platform, CTKG Myra participated in a virtual event with the four previous Connecticut’s Kid Governors and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz; participated in virtual meetings with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Jahana Hayes; “visited” six libraries through a virtual Library Circuit; was a featured speaker at the 2020 Kids Convention hosted by the Stepping Stones Museum and Grassroots Girls’ Advocacy Empowerment Webinar Series; was a featured judge for Connecticut’s Old State House’s Election Cake Contest; and so much more.
Stay tuned for a full recap of 2020 CTKG Myra’s term in office.
Connecticut’s Kid Governor® is a national award-winning civics program created by The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House. The program is presented with major funding and support from CT Humanities and the Gawlicki Family Foundation, and in partnership with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.