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YEO Network's power is in the capacity of its members to support and amplify one another's work. It is important for many reasons - most of all in that it is an organizing mechanism for current and future leaders of our nation.
Neighborhood Councilman Wesley Farrow, Los Angeles, CA
YEO Network is needed! I can't think of any other group like this. YEOs have to know that there are others like them in this country. The sharing of policy ideas is extremely valuable.
State Rep. Clem Smith, St. Louis, MO
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Mayor Nathan Triplett, East Lansing, MI
The YEO network is an extremely vital tool for young elected officials across the country. This [National Convening] is a helpful tool for policy and procedure that is applicable to our fight on the home front of Winston-Salem, NC.
City Councilman James Taylor, Winston-Salem, NC
News Highlights

YEO St. Louis city Treasurer Tishaura Jones gets plaudits for college savings program

A candidate for St. Louis city alderman has praised Treasurer Tishaura Jones’ college savings initiative, which helps working families secure a brighter future for their children through education. Starting this autumn, kindergarteners at St. Louis public schools will be offered a deposit-only savings plan in their own name, with withdrawals only available to fund college […]

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YEO Maine state Rep. Justin Chenette tackles student loan debt

Justin Chenette, a YEO in the Maine House of Representatives, is emphasizing the importance of reducing student loan debt and making college more affordable. The issue that Chenette has championed also has bipartisan support; Gov. Paul LePage recently made an increase in the Maine State Grant program to help low-income students afford a college education.

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