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.
Please join MAP and our host committee for an event honoring five years of bipartisan collaboration led by America's youngest elected officials. We will highlight legislators who have made progress defeating political tribalism in their legislative bodies. Let's keep growing this movement that supports millennial legislators to reach across the aisle to achieve better solutions for their constituents and our nation at-large. RSVP Today!
On September 6th, MAP partnered with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, and WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR to host a dialogue surrounding criminal justice reform in Wisconsin.
On August 16th, Millennial Action Project partnered with The Embassy Row Hotel and the Passport Program for a Summer Send-Off happy hour. The celebration of MAP’s exciting summer was held on the hotel’s picturesque rooftop bar, complete with beautiful views of downtown D.C and the monuments.
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.
MAP is proud to announce that State Senator Frank LaRose (R-OH) and State Representative Caroline Simmons (D-CT) are the recipients of the organization’s first Rising Star Award.
Rep. Paul Amador was one of nearly 50 state legislators from across the country to take part in the Millennial Action Project’s second Future Summit July 29 in Malibu, Calif. Democratic House Minority Leader Rep. Mat Erpelding was Idaho’s other participant in the bipartisan event.
The conversation surrounding criminal justice reform in Wisconsin has the community crossing party lines to talk about solutions. The Across the Red and Blue Divide event, which took place in Glendale on Sept. 6, included a panel discussion and small group discussion circles. Panelists included with Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jane Carroll, Republican Rep. Rob Hutton (District 13), Democratic Rep. David Bowen (District 10), and Director of EX-Prisoners Organizing Jerome Dillard.
"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.