Civics First CT

Civics First's 2014 Annual Awards Dinner will be May 27th at 6 p.m. at 30 Bank Street in New Britain. $30 for adults, $20 for students. Checks can be sent to Civics First, Inc. 136 Main Street Suite 301, New Britain, CT 06051 by May 19th.

Teacher Stipends for Lesson Plans: Civics First, Inc. is now offering stipends for lesson plans on Voting Rights topics. Contact us for more information:
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Joani Byer on March 27, 2014. Joani was a dedicated teacher at Hall High School and an intrinsic part of Civics First from its days when it was known as the Connecticut Consortium for Law and Citizen Education, Inc. She was a major influence and contributor to the We The People and mock trial programs and a wonderful asset to our board of directors. She will be greatly missed.
It is with great sadness that we have to report the death on January 23, 2014 of Margaret Richards, who with Connecticut Education Commissioner Dr. Mark Shedd founded Civics First’s predecessor, the Connecticut Consortium for Law Related Education in 1976. For more information on this amazing woman click here:

2014 High School Forensics Competition
The forensics crime scene investigation competition is back! This year it will be held at the Hartford Public Library on May 20th. Teams will consist of three students each. Schools may register as many teams as they wish. The times for the competition will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Arrival time is between 8 and 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start time. This is an all day event. There is no fee for this program!! 

2014 High School AND Middle School Debate Competition

2014 Topic:

RESOLVED: That the Constitution of the State of Connecticut be amended to remove restrictions concerning absentee ballots and to permit a person to vote without appearing at a polling place on the day of an election.

Note: Affirmative’s plan must include specific recommendations as to voting guidelines to be adopted if the amendment passes.

This year's high school debate finals will be held at 30 Bank Street in New Britain on April 29th.

Middle School debate finals will be held on May 12, 2014 at the Legislative Office Building and Senate Chamber in Hartford.

2013 High School Mock Trial
Congratulations to Trumbull High School this year's state champion!!
2014 Middle School Mock Trial
Congratulations to this year's State Champion, Our Lady of Mercy School!

We the People is now available as an enhanced Ebook! 

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