The Millennial Action Project activates young policymakers to lead a new era of collaboration
Through the Future Caucus, we organize nonpartisan communities to find common ground on the issues facing Millennials and future generations.
On March 20th, the Millennial Action Project and the Zeidler Center hosted an evening of conversation and action with bipartisan members of the Wisconsin legislature, to "bridge the divide" to discuss the issues most important to young people in Wisconsin and across the country.
On Wednesday, March 14, Representatives Abdullah Hammoud (D-15) and Jim Lilly (R-89) announced the creation of the MI Future Caucus, which aims to solve these problems by focusing on people over party. The two co-chairs were joined by nearly twenty young elected officials at the Michigan State House to launch the initiative.
On March 7, MAP President Steven Olikara joined fellow Wisconsinite and Future Caucus Vice Chair Rep. Mike Gallagher to speak with students from the University of Wisconsin about what issues are impacting them most—and the power they hold to implement change.
On March 1, MAP co-hosted a panel, “Millennial Voters in 2018 & Beyond,” with Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life to discuss the most impactful ways to reach young people. Despite being the largest generation eligible to vote, Millennials voter turnout rates remain low as disengagement from civic life continues to increase.
On February 20, MAP President and Founder Steven Olikara joined journalist Mike Gousha at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to discuss how millennials can restore political cooperation and put an end to polarization and gridlock.
On February 15, the Millennial Action Project convened a group of millennial California elected officials and over 100 student attendees to kickoff the California YMCA Youth and Government 70th Model Legislature and Court program.
Representatives Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Vice Chair and Co-Chair of the Congressional Future Caucus, released a statement this morning regarding after the passage of the omnibus, which contained Rep. Murphy’s bipartisan bill to repeal the decades-old provision restricting federally-sponsored gun violence research, of which Rep. Curbelo was the first Republican cosponsor:
On March 20, State Sen. Eric Lesser, SPARK Boston and General Assembly Boston, hosted a SPARK talk featuring a fireside style chat between Amy Mahler, director of SPARK Boston, and Lesser. Mahler supervises a council of 38 members between the ages of 20 and 34 who live throughout 20 different Boston neighborhoods.
(Lansing, MI) Today, Representatives Abdullah Hammoud (D-15) and Jim Lilly (R-96) announced the creation of the bipartisan MI Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state legislators under age 40. With the launch, Michigan becomes the 23rd state to join Millennial Action Project’s national State Future Caucus Network.
On March 13, WisconsinEye interviewed Rep. Adam Neylon (R - Pewaukee) and Rep. Amanda Stuck (D - Appleton) regarding the Wisconsin Future Caucus, which is part of a nationwide network of state caucuses.
Steven Olikara was standing in front of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial when something odd occurred to him. "This is a man who lived to be 83 years old," he said. "But he wrote the Declaration of Independence when he was 33." By the time he died, the Declaration of Independence was still the most important product of his political career. It made Olikara realize that the idea that millennials are too young for politics in unfounded.
Congress and almost half the states have a caucus created for and by millennials. Last week, Virginia became the 22nd state with a bipartisan caucus of young lawmakers meant to focus on the issues most important to millennials. The Virginia Future Caucus, as it’s called, is inspired by the Millennial Action Project, a national bipartisan organization that encourages young people to get involved in politics and to build coalitions once they are elected to work on issues important to millennial voters.