Howse To Participate In International Political Exchange To Africa
Cleveland lawmaker will explore governance, policy making in Tunisia, Morocco

State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced her participation in an upcoming 10-day political exchange program to Morocco and Tunisia as a delegate on a trip organized by the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL).  

Howse will join six other emerging political and policy leaders between the ages of 25 to 40 from across the United States to explore the governance, politics and policy making in Morocco and Tunisia. The exchange is being arranged by ACYPL in partnership with the Morocco-based OCP Policy Center and the Tunisian American Young Professionals, and made possible by a grant from the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

“This trip is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience in different global perspectives on governance and policy making,” said Howse. “I am looking forward to connecting with emerging leaders in a different part of the world and sharing my unique experience as a Northeast Ohio lawmaker.”

Since 1966, the ACYPL has designed and implemented unique international exchange activities for political leaders worldwide. Their programs are designed to encourage civil discourse, active citizenship, and engaged and sound public policy making while promoting sustained professional relationships and friendships among young people poised to become tomorrow’s global leaders and policy makers. 

“ACYPL exchanges give American local leaders a global perspective. Throughout their program, delegates will meet with high level government and policy officials, political party representatives, business and community leaders, and ACYPL alumni,” explained ACYPL CEO Linda Rotunno. “They will explore a whole range of issues and gain a unique perspective on the history, politics, and culture of both countries. Most importantly, we hope they will forge professional relationships and friendships that will last a lifetime.” 

ACYPL has a network of over 8,500 alumni in 125 countries and territories. Notable Ohio ACYPL alumni include:



State Rep. Kevin Boyce (D-Columbus)


US to South Africa 2008

State Sen. Frank LaRose (R-Copley Township)


US to Namibia and Botswana 2015

State Sen. Tom Sawyer (D-Akron)


US to USSR 1978

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