With former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley by his side, Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson touted a faith-based inner-city jobs and training program that he has championed for several years.
The Joseph Project seeks to provide skills for those eager to gain a foothold in the workforce and then connects them with businesses.
“Aren’t you just tired of all the anger and division? God, I am,” Johnson said Tuesday. “It’s exhausting. To me, the Joseph Project shows the way of how we can unify and heal this nation. And this nation needs healing and unity.”
Johnson is in a tough re-election fight and eager to show voters an ability to work on issues outside the fractious political arena.
The program was started in September 2015 at Greater Praise Church of God In Christ. The program was forged by the late Pastor Jerome Smith Sr., and members of Johnson’s staff.