About Us


The mission of the Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network is to unite and support progressive elected leaders who share a passion for building communities that reflect values of freedom, fairness, and opportunity for all.

The YEO Network supports elected leaders ages 35 and under as they define issues, develop solutions, and respond to the needs of their communities. By exchanging ideas, developing leadership skills, and connecting with policy development organizations, YEO Network members will be empowered to transform their political vision into progressive action.

Through these means, the YEO Network will connect the progressive agenda at community levels across the country, ultimately producing an enduring pipeline of national leaders.

“Accelerating The Speed of Progress” Young Elected Officials Network (YEO) National Conference Video from Jeff Richter on Vimeo.

Many thanks to Barbara Jacobs and Jeff Richter for capturing the vision, passion, and love behind the YEO Network and its members.


Learn more about the YEO Network, our young elected officials, and the services we provide for the next generation of leaders:


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A Program of the People For the American Way Foundation
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