Arizona Future Caucus Co-Chairs
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.
MAP has reached a major milestone in its nearly five-year history. On Wednesday, April 18, MAP announced the launch of its 25th state Future Caucus in Arizona with House Speaker Pro Tempore T.J. Shope (R-8), Representative Mark Cardenas (D-19), and nearly twenty young elected officials at the Arizona State Capitol’s Rose Garden.
Future Caucus News
Legislators across the country are far older than their constituents, and issues important to young people are taking a backseat at state and national levels as a result, according to a report released Tuesday.
Insisting that age — or lack thereof — makes a difference, a group of young Republican and Democrat lawmakers are forming a “millennial caucus’’ to find areas of common ground. But don’t look for a Kumbaya moment on the hot-button issues like gun rights and school funding.
Two state lawmakers have launched the Arizona Future Caucus, which is a part of the national Millennial Action Project. The group will be made up of legislators age 40 and under, including Arizona’s co-chairs Rep. T.J. Shope, a Republican from Coolidge, and Rep. Mark Cardenas, a Phoenix Democrat.
(Phoenix, AZ) Today, Representative Mark Cardenas (D-19) and House Speaker Pro Tempore T.J. Shope (R-8) announced the creation of the bipartisan Arizona Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state legislators under age 40. With the launch, Arizona becomes the 25th state to join Millennial Action Project’s national State Future Caucus Network.
Don't expect them to talk about their dislike of breakfast cereal — or love of overpriced avocado toast. They would, however, like to talk about how best to regulate Uber, tax digital currencies and restore civility in American politics.
Insisting that age — or lack thereof — makes a difference, a group of young Republican and Democrat lawmakers are forming a “millennial caucus” to find areas of common ground.