NCSL (National Conference of State Legislatures) has just announced the legislator participation statistics for the NCSL Legislators Back to School Program. Shelley Day, our state coordinator, says, “Utah ranked #2 in the nation for the 2006-2007 school year. We’re still in the TOP 3, five years running. (Last year we were on top!) Here are the top five for this year:
Congratulations to Shelley Day in the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel who coordinates the program for the Utah Legislature. Congratulations, also, to Utah’s legislators who participated in the program.
Sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures, the program is designed to teach young people, the nation’s future voters and leaders, what it’s like to be a state legislator: the processes, the pressures, the debate, and negotiation and compromise that are the very fabric of representative democracy. The program is emphasized as a bipartisan event. Legislators of both political parties are urged to participate in this national event and help bring civics to life for young people.