June 11, 2019

From WVXU:

A national progressive training organization is setting up shop in Cincinnati and Dayton.

The word, "progressive" is usually synonymous with left-leaning politics, but the non-profit organization New Leaders Council is hoping to boost millennials of all ideologies to lead in local politics.

The six-month training teaches participants how to run for office, manage campaigns and create startups.

Anthony Johnson is the director for the Southwest Ohio chapter. He says there are many organizations focusing on millennials but there is a lack of training. He says it's not just a program that teaches people how to run for office. "It is not an election bootcamp or a candidate camp, but rather it's a comprehensive leadership and development experience for folks who can go out and do amazing things," Johnson says.

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