MAP is excited to welcome the new Co-Chairs of the Congressional Future Caucus, Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ, 9th District) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL, 26th District). Additionally, MAP announced new Vice Co-Chairs, Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI, 8th District) and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL, 7th District).
Representatives Christopher England (D-70) and Kyle South (R-16) announced the creation of the bipartisan Alabama State Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state legislators under age 40. The caucus will focus on issues that these millennials care about, including student debt and clean energy.
Led by State Senators Anitere Flores (R) and Lauren Book (D) alongside State Representatives Sean Shaw (D) and Holly Raschein (R), the bicameral and bipartisan Florida Future Caucus joins the national effort to encourage young legislators to collaborate across the aisle and focus on issues relevant to millennials.
On Wednesday, March 29th, over a dozen young state legislators and MAP convened to launch the Indiana Future Caucus. Representatives Dan Forestal (D-100) and David Ober (R-82) announced the creation of the bipartisan caucus comprised of state legislators under age 40. This new caucus will be a voice for millennial Hoosiers, who make up more than a quarter of state’s total population.
A bipartisan cohort of Georgia’s youngest legislators recently announced the creation of the Georgia Future Caucus. The Caucus, co-chaired by Representative Michael Caldwell (R -Woodstock) and Representative Dar’shun Kendrick (D - Lithonia), aims to pass future-focused legislation on the issues affecting young Georgians - and do so across party lines.
MAP COO Layla Zaidane met with a delegation of young professionals from North Africa and the Middle East as a part of the International Visitor Leadership Program, sharing insight into the American political process and youth engagement.
On Tuesday, March 7th, Representatives Jeramey Anderson (D) and Toby Barker (R) announced the creation of the Mississippi Future Caucus, a bipartisan group of state legislators under age 40. In doing so, they join the Millennial Action Project’s national movement of young elected officials breaking through partisan gridlock to reestablish political cooperation and create meaningful progress through government institutions.
MAP President Steven Olikara joined former Senator Capri Cafaro (D) and Senator Frank LaRose (R) at the United States Institute of Peace for a panel on Overcoming the Partisan Divide at the annual Nexus USA Conference.
On Monday, February 27th, young policymakers gathered in Austin, Texas to discuss governing in the 21st century.
The California Millennial Caucus hosts a press conference to announce new leadership, as well as new initiatives for 2017. The Caucus will be led by Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, and Assemblyman Ian Calderon.
MAP COO Layla Zaidane recently headlined the 2017 Women’s Legislative Briefing, which engaged organizers, policymakers, and youth leaders on women’s issues. Layla spoke on the “The Nuts & Bolts of Creating Change in Your Community” panel, noting that “if you want to make a difference in your community, identify your issues, build coalitions, be consistent, be loud & be kind.”
Following the press conference announcing the group's launch, Next Generation Nebraska joined MAP to convene millennial constituents to hear their policy priorities for the new legislative session.
MAP joined State Senators Adam Morfeld & Brett Lindstrom for the launch of Next Generation Nebraska at the Nebraska State Capitol.
During the 2016 Capitol Forum presented by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), MAP hosted a dessert reception at Bar Civitas in partnership with NCSL's Young and New Professionals (YNP). The event provided a space for young legislators and staff to connect, share ideas, and develop lasting connections among the community of legislators under 40.
The Congressional Future Caucus, joining forces with the Diversifying Technology Caucus, convened a congressional briefing to discuss the challenges facing transitioning service members and veterans in accessing careers in the technology sector. Hosted by MAP, the briefing explored actions government and the private sector can take to advance opportunities for veterans.
Steven Olikara, President and Co-Founder of the Millennial Action Project (MAP), recently addressed participants during The Shift Network's Day of Healing and Reconciliation.The event, held in Washington DC and broadcast live around the country, brought together a diverse group faith leaders, elected officials, and thought-leaders for a conversation centered on rebuilding bridges in our communities across the nation following a divisive election season.
Millennial Action Project President Steven Olikara recently joined a conversation hosted by New America and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund for an in-depth look at how millennials will shift the political landscape and chart a more sustainable course for American politics post-November.
EY and the Economic Innovation Group cohosted a bipartisan discussion with Future Caucus members Reps. Moulton (D-MA), Gallego (D-AZ), and Yoder (R-KS) on millennials and the economy. Co-hosted by MAP, the conversation showcased results from a new national survey of millennials.
MAP recently joined James Madison's Montpelier at the National Archives to celebrate Constitution Day at the 10th Annual State of the Constitution event.
MAP joined the PA Future Caucus as they unveiled a bill to address rising tuition rates in public universities across the state.
The discussion focused on current issues facing millennials and strategies to bridge the gap between the legislature and young adults.
MAP President & Co-Founder Steven Olikara recently visited an after-hours takeover of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to deliver TED-style talk on MAP, the founding fathers, and the election season.
On June 7, MAP President and Co-Founder Steven Olikara interviewed Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) at the National Climate Leadership Summit, co-hosted by the National Campus Leadership Council and Defend Our Future.
On May 18, 2016, MAP President Steven Olikara sat down to moderate a discussion between Senators Chris Murphy (D) and Bill Cassidy (R) at the 2016 Remarkable Journeys Gala, hosted by Green Door. The discussion focused on how policymakers can address citizens' mental health needs through innovative, bipartisan policymaking.