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PRESS RELEASE: Legislators to Focus on Civics Education This Session

For Immediate Release: Jan. 20, 2015

Contact: (573) 751-5282



Press Availability: Legislators to Focus on Civics Education This Session

JEFFERSON CITY— State Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, and Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County, will join fellow members of the General Assembly to discuss legislation relating to civics education in the Show-Me State during a press availability on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Missouri State Capitol in the House Lounge at 3 p.m.
The discussion will highlight members’ efforts to strengthen civics education in the Show-Me State, an issue many other states are also examining.


Arizona recently became the first state in the country to pass a law requiring high-school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test on civics before graduating.


Senator Silvey will be on hand to answer any questions regarding his efforts to support civics education in Missouri.

Press Availability
When: Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m.
Where: House Lounge
Why: To discuss legislation relating to civics education

Who: Senator Ryan Silvey; Sen. Jeanie Riddle, R-Callaway County; Rep. Kathy Swan, R-Cape Girardeau; Rep. Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield; and
Rep. Jeremy LaFaver, D-Kansas City
For more information on the press availability and the issues that will be discussed, please contact Sen. Silvey’s office by phone at (573) 751-5282 or by email at