Erikka Baldwin, Oregon's 2019 Kid Governor, will be inaugurated today in the Senate Chamber of the Oregon State Capitol. Be there to support Oregon's kids and this award-winning civics education program. The Kid Governor program was created in 2015 by the Connecticut Democracy Center and first implemented in Oregon in 2017. The program provides children with first-hand experience in civic engagement, teaching them not only how elections work but also the importance of being an engaged, educated voter.
Before voting in November, over 1,250 Oregon fifth graders took part in specially designed civics classes. Erikka, a fifth grader at Eugene's McCornack Elementary School, was elected the 2019 Oregon’s Kid Governor on her platform of finding forever homes for rescued dogs and cats.
More information is available online at the Secretary of State's website.