Office of Rep. Vargas
Civics Education Signed Into Law After Years of Advocacy
Rep. Vargas has been working on civics since he was 16.
Rep. Vargas reflected on the passage of the bill in a Facebook Post:
Today— #Civics is officially signed, sealed, and delivered! 8 years ago a bunch of teens said that the most important thing schools can do is teach all youth how to be engaged and responsible participants in our democracy. We said it was a problem that only some students had access to participating and learning this at a young age. We filed a bill.
In 2011, the Globe endorsed that bill. Like most bills, it takes years. Today, finally- project based civics education was signed into law.
So many people to thank, especially the advocates and staff. This bipartisan bill is a model for the rest of the nation.