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!
The Millennial Action Project partnered with the Mississippi future caucus to talk about voting— Students from all over the state gathered at the state capitol to better understand the voting process. WJTV spoke with several students who found the summit to be beneficial.
Students from across the state talked problems they have experienced when trying to vote and discussed solutions to those problems. Students voiced their concerns to lawmakers and voting rights activists.
“Throughout history, each generation has had a problem to solve, whether it was reconstructing the nation after the Civil War or putting a man on the moon, LaRose said. And each generation has risen to the challenge.” Read The Council of State Government’s profile on MAP’s work in 27 state legislatures.
Lawmakers under age 40, both Democrats and Republicans are working to promote bills that encourage young adults to stay in Mississippi.
On January 3rd, 2018, a record 32 Millennials will be sworn into the 116th Congress. The 115th Congress was one of the oldest in history – the average American was 20 years younger than their representative – and this group of young members will significantly lower the average age of Congress to better represent the population of the United States.
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.