About Rep. Vargas

Andy X. Vargas was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in November of 2017. He previously served on the Haverhill City Council. He is a member of the Black and Latino Caucus and sits on the following committees: Ways & Means, Education, Public Health, and Small Business.

 

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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.