The Millennial Action Project (MAP) is the largest nonpartisan organization of millennial policymakers in the U.S.
We develop the next generation to overcome partisanship on future-focused challenges and democracy reforms.
MAP partnered with Pepperdine University, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum, and Creative Artists Agency to host its second annual Future Summit. A bipartisan group of roughly fifty state legislators, hailing from more than two dozen states, convened with leading policy experts in Malibu, CA for a day of connection, innovation, and collaboration on “next generation policies” affecting young people across the country.
On July 12th, the Millennial Action Project and the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion hosted the third Wisconsin Red & Blue Dialogue at Cafe Hollander. MAP brought over 50 members from the Wauwatosa and Milwaukee communities together to discuss the issue of “Fake News” and how it has affected Americans in Wisconsin and across the country.
On June 11, MAP COO Layla Zaidane moderated a panel at the National Campus Leadership Council’s annual Presidential Leadership Summit. The panel, presented to roughly 200 student body presidents from around the country, was focused on the wave of activism young people have led, and their impact within the current unique political environment.
On Thursday, June 29, The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) hosted a panel titled, “Landing a Job in D.C.” as a part of their career development series. Speakers included MAP’s own Cherisse Eatmon, State Future Caucus Network Director
Joined by Arizona Future Caucus Co-Chairs Representative Mark Cardenas and Representative TJ Shope, MAP's State Caucus Network Director, Cherisse Eatmon hosted events at NALEO's 35th Annual Conference.
As a growing number of millennials pursue careers in the gig economy, how will the nature of work, benefits, and education change? That’s the question MAP’s President Steven Olikara addressed on Capitol Hill at the House Small Business Committee’s June 6th “Millennials and the Gig Economy” hearing.
"The majority of millennials don't believe politics will solve the problems they face, and less than a third of us see public service as an honorable profession," said Steven Olikara, founder and president of Millennial Action Project, a nonpartisan group focused on engaging young people in the political world. "When you don't believe in the system, then you don't believe you can make change through it."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, 28, victory spurred many a conversation about age, especially given the 56-year-old likely successor to Nancy Pelosi she had unseated. And one widely mocked tweet from the Alabama news site AL.com — posing the question “Should we elect more millennials to Congress?” — drew some world-weary responses.
Democracy Task Force Members Senator Frank LaRose and Rep. David Olsen penned an op-ed on the need for states to lead the fight against gerrymandering.
The House Small Business Committee tackled the debate by asking how the shift by millennials towards gig economy careers has affected traditional small businesses. Dougert answered that small businesses are actually driving some of the shift as they rely more on gig workers.
Over 200 Millennials from both parties have run or are running for Congress this cycle, taking an active role in shaping our democracy at a time of momentous change for the country.
On May 29, 2018, the Millennial Action Project in partnership with WisPolitics.com conducted a roundtable discussion about the future of the Fox Valley featuring Rep. Amanda Stuck (D-District 57) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-District 8).