Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) and Assemblyman Evan Low (D- Silicon Valley) recently convened a meeting of the California Future Caucus. The California Future Caucus’ meeting focused on current issues facing millennials and strategies to bridge the gap between the legislature and young adults.
To help lead the discussion, the Caucus invited a handful of social and technology entrepreneurs, including Eric Knopf (Co-Founder of Webconnex), Emily Greener (Co-Founder & CEO of I AM THAT GIRL), and Mac Clemmens (CEO of Digital Deployment).
Panelists had open dialogue with legislators on ways millennials can get more involved in the democratic process and the policy areas the millennial generation would like elected officials to address in the future. Strategies for bridging the gap between millennials and policymakers included organizing beyond the legislature and ensuring younger generations have a voice in the political process.
The goal of the California Future Caucus is to foster a nonpartisan community of young state-elected officials that models post-partisan leadership on future-oriented issues facing America’s next generation. To learn more about the California Future Caucus, click here.