Sen. Martin, Rep. Petit Discuss General Assembly with Plainville High Students

January 18, 2018

Plainville High School

Plainville – Today, State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) and Representative William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) spoke to students in all of Plainville High School’s American Government classes. They discussed the state’s legislative process and how it impacts the lives of Connecticut residents.

“I believe one of the best ways to engage young people in government and politics is to explain how it impacts them,” Sen. Martin said. “It’s easy to think only about the federal officials that occupy so much of our media and social media. Young people need to know that what happens on the local level has a more direct effect on their lives. Becoming involved locally is a way that they, as individuals, can affect change.”

Dr. Petit noted, “What a great morning spent speaking with our Plainville High School students. I was very encouraged to be among such bright, inquisitive young folks. It is my hope that through our visit, and sharing our own personal insights and experiences as lawmakers, that they will have gained a better understanding of how our local government works. We discussed how decisions in Hartford could have a direct direct effect on them and their families. We hope that perhaps some will even be inspired to become involved.”

Sen. Martin represents the communities of Bristol, Harwinton, Plainville, Plymouth, and Thomaston.

Rep. Petit serves the communities of New Britain and Plainville.