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 joined 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.
Check out some featured press from the Caucus launch below.
The state flag provided the first test for the fledgling Future Caucus of the Mississippi Legislature. Jeramey Anderson, D-Moss Point, and Toby Barker, R-Hattiesburg, started the coalition of lawmakers under the age of 40 with the help of the Millennial Action Project, a national organization that is trying to end partisanship and gridlock in legislatures across the country.
Often the word millennials is spat, almost like an insult. Then pair that with party affiliations being hurled out as harsh critiques (those liberals or the conservatives) and you've got a generation whom at first glance seems completely disinterested with the political arena. But a group of millennials in the state Capitol are joining a [...]
Mississippi legislators Tuesday announced a new coalition of young lawmakers who intend to create meaningful policy and increase civic engagement among the state's youth. Co-chairs Rep. Jeramey Anderson, D-Escatawpa and Rep. Toby Barker, R-Hattiesburg, announced the creation of the Mississippi Future Caucus at a press conference.
I glanced at the email earlier this month and said that sounds like a good idea when Reps. Jeramey Anderson and Toby Barker announced the creation of the Mississippi Future Caucus, a bipartisan group of state legislators under age 40. Anderson is a Democrat, and Barker is a Republican.