Maria Horn encourages student activism at Lee H. Kellogg School

State Rep. Maria Horn (D-64) visited with Amy Lake’s Social Studies class at Lee H. Kellogg School in Falls Village on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 7. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

FALLS VILLAGE — Four hours before facing a large crowd at the Falls Village Emergency Services Center, state Rep. Maria Horn (D-64) had a more congenial task: talking to teacher Amy Lake’s Social Studies class about a letter they wrote urging the banning of single-use plastic bags in Connecticut.

Horn congratulated the students for their activism.

“It really matters,” she said. “Writing letters has an impact.”

She said politics, especially at the national level, has “a bad name.”

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