NewsTalk 1510 talks with Steven Olikara about the Millennial Action Project and the launch of the Wisconsin Future Caucus
“I was honored to spend the weekend with a group of young leaders from around the country who are on the frontlines of preparing positive public policy for generations to come,” Jones said in a statement. “As a member of the bipartisan Florida Future Caucus, I’ve seen firsthand how much we can accomplish when we focus on innovative and forward-looking solutions to the problems our state is facing.”
“Young people in general tend to be more idealistic and less partisan. So it’s not surprising that younger evangelicals, who believe in Christian ideals such as caring for the poor and conserving the environment, are asking questions and are not rubber stamps for the President simply because of his partisan affiliation."
“Right now, people feel like their vote doesn’t matter,” says political activist Steven Olikara. “We need to fix the political system before we get back involved.” Steven’s organization, Millennial Action Project, seeks to get more millennials involved in politics to overcome partisan gridlock. Steven joins us to discuss issues important to millennial voters and how his organization is trying to get them involved in the political process.
Freshman Reps. Mike Gallagher, a Wisconsin Republican, and Stephanie Murphy, a Florida Democrat, represent the sentiment that the younger members in Congress strive to be more bipartisan. Vice co-chairs of the Congressional Future Caucus, a group of members under the age of 45, Gallagher and Murphy spoke together Wednesday at a panel hosted by the Millennial Action Project.