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Young Political Leaders Program

Each political party in Ireland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland were  asked to nominate a representative of the leadership of the youth section of the party to come to the United States. In Boston, Washington DC and Annapolis, Maryland, they weregiven the opportunity to develop some of the skills that can be of benefit to them in their political careers, whether as an elected representative or a political administrator. The United States political system will be used as a model for discussion and federalism, public private partnership, taxation policy, information technology and planning will be discussed in political contexts with elected representatives from and administrators. The group traveled to Washington, DC to meet with lawmakers and administrators as well as the young staffers that are their American peers.