(Mentone, CA) A Virginia-based organization, also a leading conservative group targeted by the IRS, will travel to Mentone on Sept. 7 to conduct an all-day training session for Inland Empire political activists.
The Leadership Institute was notified by the IRS in 2011 that the government wanted to inspect its records from 2008.
The Leadership Institute, based in Arlington, Va., is a leading conservative training organization. In 2012, its staff trained more than 13,000 people, including more than 8,000 in the United States.
The Sept. 7 session in Redlands is listed as a “Campaign Management Workshop.” Classes focus on the boots on the ground training people need to get involved in the political process. Training is also aimed at people considering a run for public office. One training module will focus on winning elections in tough districts.
This training could be the first time a nationally known conservative group has traveled to the Redlands area to provide training.
The Redlands Tea Party Patriots asked the Leadership Institute earlier this year to travel to Mentone and provide training for area conservatives. Two other groups, Redlands Townhall and the Redlands Republican Women’s Club Federated, are also providing support.
The training is scheduled for the Mill Creek Cattle Co., 1874 Mentone Blvd. in Mentone. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and training is expected to conclude about 4:30 p.m. The cost is $25. Food is available separately from the Mill Creek Cattle Co.
The Leadership Institute will also present “Latinos and Conservatives, Issues that Unite” in Ontario on Sept. 19. The website lists Los Angeles as the training location, but institute officials said the training is scheduled for Ontario.
Details about the IRS audit as well as links to enroll in the Sept. 7 training can be found at leadershipinstitute.org.