As you may know, I am Myra Stanfield and I was the 2020 Connecticut's Kid Governor!
My platform was Standing Up for Animals in Need. My three point plan was to 1. Inform and educate kids about companion animals in need and how they can help; 2. Encourage schools to fundraise and collect toys, blankets, and other supplies for their local animals shelters to make shelter pets feel loved, and 3. Hold a statewide pet adoption event. I achieved all three points and it made me so happy to see people giving pets their forever homes.
My term ended in January of 2021 and during the year I was in office, I was able to accomplish everything I had set out to do and more. I met with Senator Blumenthal and different animal rights activists. I had the privilege of hosting a pet adoption event. I met with the two other 2020 Kid Governors from Oregon and New Hampshire. And I did it all virtually!
Last year was so much fun and I am so happy that someone new gets to experience what I have. To 2021 Kid Governor Reese: you will learn so many new things and you get to go to the coolest places. It is definitely an experience you will not forget. I am so glad I served as Kid Governor!
I think my favorite part of the year was getting to work with my Cabinet. They all have interesting, unique opinions and are so passionate about their platforms. I loved going different places with them and listening to them speak. Overall, Kid Governor inspired me and allowed me to make a difference.