As an American, learning about civics is an important responsibility. But according to an Annenberg Civics Knowledge Survey, in 2020, only half (51%) of Americans knew how to name the three branches of government.
This is why passing HB 57 and SB 229, the bills relating to civics instruction in public schools, is of priority. Students would further learn about public policy and understand the structure of federal, state, and local governments so that once they graduate they can increase their engagement in policy.
I urge you to vote yes on HB 57 and SB 229. Civics is important to be educated as an active citizen and students should know their rights and how to engage with the community.