The Millennial Action Project (MAP) is the largest nonpartisan organization of millennial policymakers in the United States
We develop the next generation to overcome partisanship on future-focused challenges and democracy reforms.
MAP, in partnership with the Brennan Center for Justice and Quorum, hosted “States of Democracy”– A conversation about state-based approaches to making government more functional, accountable, and transparent.
On November 13th, MAP partnered with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR, and the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion to host ‘You Voted- Now What?' a free, community event featuring a panel conversation and community discussion circles.
On November 1, Nebraska State Senators Adam Morfeld (D-District 46) and Brett Lindstrom (R-District 18), and MAP President Steven Olikara for a special reception in Omaha.
Participants of the India Young Political Leaders Exchange were welcomed at MAP’s office in Washington, DC on October 23, 2018. Layla Zaidane, MAP’s COO, hosted this group of young political leaders for a conversation about policy, politics, and Millennials.
MAP’s President Steven Olikara traveled to LA on October 20th and 21st for Politicon 2018, a weekend of political panels, debates, town Halls, art, podcasts, comedy, Q&A’s, book signings, and more!
After a nasty election that featured race-baiting, lying and social media shenanigans, it’s worth noting that dozens of groups around the country are getting Republicans, Democrats and independents to sit down and listen to one another respectfully. And there is good evidence that the best of these grassroots approaches can chip away at the political walls we’ve erected.
In the current Legislature, the bipartisan Oregon Future Caucus, of which Eugene Democratic Rep. Julie Fahey is a co-chair. The other co-chairs are Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Roseburg; Rep. Diego Hernandez, D-Portland; and Rep. David Brock Smith, R-Port Orford. The contrasts among their ideologies could hardly be more pronounced. However, they are committed to finding common legislative ground on such issues as affordable housing and college costs.
The Tuesday midterms saw a number of historic firsts, including a record-breaking number of millennial candidates running for office across the country. According to Axios, about 700 millennials ran in the roughly 6,000 state legislative races on Tuesday, though far less were running for U.S. Congress.
The enthusiasm for the midterms seems to have bled into every age group — and millennials are no exception. But beyond volunteering and donating, a large number millennials are running for office at federal and state levels. Run For Something, a progressive group that recruits younger candidates for office, told Axios that there are 600-700 millennials running on Democratic tickets in nearly every state (46, to be exact).
Millennials – more than any other generation – prioritize solutions over partisan ideology, according to findings from Millennial Action Project
Avery Bourne, Danica Roem and Jewell Jones are all part of a rare cohort — millennial lawmakers, making up just 6% of state legislatures across the country. But there may be a lot more of them starting next Tuesday.