“There is no age limit in politics” said Toni Boucher, former CT state representative in Ms. President’s State Leaders Session on Nov. 15. Participants in Ms. President US heard from accomplished female leaders in this session including Laura Devlin (state representative of the 134th District), Julie Kushner (state senator of the 24th District), and Kyela McGuire (Ms. President US Ridgefield). The young girls learned about Connecticut and the organization of its government. Later on, on March 12, participants will have a chance to visit the state capital and see all that they learned about in action.
Ms. President US’s goal is to inspire and prepare girls to run for office and other high leadership positions. Friday’s session provided that inspiration and illustrated how to take your desire for change and put it into action. Kyela McGuire, who ran in 2019 on a Zero Waste platform, said “it felt good to make change happen” after collecting five- cent returnable cans and raising money for both Meals on Wheels and the Ridgefield Food Bank.