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April 11, 2013
Democratic Newsroom

ATLANTA – State Rep. Michael Stinziano, the State of Ohio Director for the Young Elected Officials Network, will connect with other young leaders this weekend at the YEO’s Policy Council.

The young officials at the Policy Council are responsible for leading the policy efforts in several different areas including:

            Empowering and Educating Communities (early, K-12, and higher education)

            Defending Workers and Families (financial access and economic justice/ Budget and tax reform)

            Expanding Democracy (elections and ethics reforms/ voter suppression)

            Ensuring a Sustainable Future (energy and the environment)

Building a Healthy and Inclusive Society (health care, reproductive justice)

“I’m pleased to help lead this progressive organization in Ohio and look forward to working with my fellow young elected officials from across the country to promote  progressive ideas that will help improve our communities as great places to live, work, raise a family and start a business,” said Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat.

“The YEO Network exists to equip elected officials with the tools necessary to transform their innovative ideas into action. The policies and information shared between YEOs and our policy organization partners are designed to help YEOs better address the problems they confront every day in their communities,” said Tallahassee City Commissioner Andrew Gillum, YEO Network Executive Director.

The Young Elected Officials Network, a program of People For the American Way Foundation, unites and supports leaders ages 35 and under who share a passion for building communities that reflect the values of freedom, fairness, and opportunity for all.