State Rep. Mark Pafford (D-District 86) met with fifth graders at Cypress Trails Elementary School on Oct. 30, teaching them about the process of making a bill from initial idea to passing. Pafford shared information about his role as a legislator and talked about key components of state government.
Students learned who can come up with an idea for a bill, how to get the state representatives involved and how to present the idea to the committee for approval. They were able to create their own idea for a bill and walk through the entire process.
“It was a great pleasure to have Rep. Pafford share the bill-making process with our students,” Principal Tameka Robinson said. “They were so excited to participate in this hands-on experience. I am certain this experience is one they will never forget.”
The visit is part of a nationwide effort to educate youth about our government process. It was sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislator’s Trust for Representative Democracy.
During the campaign, more than 1,200 state legislators from across the country visit the classrooms to help students understand how American democracy works.
ABOVE: State Rep. Mark Pafford with Cypress Trails students.