Party Platforms

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One highlight of Girls State is participating in the mock political parties, the National Party and the Federal Party. As a member of these parties, each GS citizen has a voice in creating their party platform during the state conventions. … Continued

Parties’ Pinnacle Players Picked

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The National and Federal parties convened on Flag Day, June 14, 2016, to pick their state party officials. Because the Girls State program is entirely non-partisan, mock political parties are used to show how a two-party system works. Girls State citizens elected precinct, … Continued

Cities Get Going

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Citizens followed up the great lecture by Associate Director Stephanie McDonald on local government by organizing and adopting their city charters. Each city’s charter establishes their corporate limits and powers of annexation, sets their management structure and official offices, and … Continued