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.
As a growing number of millennials pursue careers in the gig economy, how will the nature of work, benefits, and education change? That’s the question MAP’s President Steven Olikara addressed on Capitol Hill at the House Small Business Committee’s June 6th “Millennials and the Gig Economy” hearing.
On June 1st, Cherisse Eatmon, MAP's State Caucus Network Director spoke at the American Association of University Women's (AAUW) National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).
In conjunction with WisPolitics.com, MAP co-hosted a roundtable conversation on May 29 to discuss the impact of new technology, the gig economy, and workforce development on the future of work with Congressional Future Caucus Vice Chair Rep. Mike Gallagher and Wisconsin Future Caucus Co-Chair state Rep. Amanda Stuck.
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.
Earlier this year, MAP launched a monthly E Pluribus Unum lunch series for staffers from Congressional Future Caucus members' offices to convene and collaborate on bipartisan policy ideas. Unlike a typical staff lunch, the E Pluribus Unum series is a real exchange of ideas and legislation from both across the caucus and across the aisle.
In April, MAP COO Layla Zaidane was interviewed in a fireside chat by former Congressman Glenn Nye as part of the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress’ (CSPC) Presidential Fellows Conference. Approximately 60 undergraduate fellows attended the discussion and asked questions in the Q&A portion which followed the chat.
Young legislators in Maine are not only focused on solving issues that impact young people and future generations, like student debt and job creation, they’re also encouraging fellow millennials to become more active in government.
On Friday, March 23, MAP hosted a Night of United Comedy at the Chicago Laugh Factory. The evening brought together members of both the community and MAP’s network from across the political spectrum for an evening of jokes to benefit MAP’s mission of bridging the divide.
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.
On Wednesday, February 14, Representatives Christopher Peace (R-97) and Sam Rasoul (D-11) announced the creation of the Virginia Future Caucus. The two co-chairs were joined by other young elected officials and MAP staff at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond to launch the initiative.
On Tuesday, February 6, Representatives Stephanie Clayton (R-Overland Park) and Brandon Whipple (D-Wichita) announced the creation of the Kansas Future Caucus. The two co-chairs were joined by other young elected officials and MAP staff at the Topeka State House’s Old Secretary of State’s Room to launch the initiative.
On February 2, MAP President and Founder Steven Olikara spoke at the Unrig the System Summit in New Orleans, LA. Fellow speakers included actress Jennifer Lawrence, Lawrence Lessig, Professor of law at Harvard University and founder of Equal Citizens, and Ellen Weintraub, a Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, and more.
On December 14, Arkansas Future Caucus members Reps. Eddie Armstrong (D), Sarah Capp (R), James Sturch (R), and Clarke Tucker (D) joined MAP President and Co-Founder Steven Olikara at the Clinton School of Public Service for “Bridge to the Future,” a panel discussion about bridging the partisan divide through millennial leadership.
On Thursday, December 14th, Representatives Warwick Sabin (D-33) and James Sturch (R-63) announced the creation of the Arkansas Future Caucus. The two co-chairs were joined by other young elected officials and MAP staff at the Clinton School of Public Service to launch the initiative.
On December 6, Salesforce hosted a briefing with members of the Georgia Future Caucus. The event included a panel discussion followed by a Q&A with Salesforce employees. The conversation focused on a range of topics including technology's role in politics, civic engagement, bipartisanship, and more.
On December 6, Millennial Action Project COO Layla Zaidane spoke on a panel about student debt's effect on young homebuyers at "The Future of the U.S. Housing Market," hosted by the National Association of Realtors and S&P Global. Fellow panelists included experts Dr. Beth Ann Bovino, chief U.S. economists at S&P Global Ratings, and Jessica Lautz, managing director of survey research and communication at the National Association of Realtors.
On October 17th, MAP President and Founder Steven Olikara joined Steve Case (AOL Co-Founder & Chairman and CEO of Revolution) and J.D. Vance (Hillbilly Elegy Author & Revolution Ventures) in Green Bay, WI for the Rise of the Rest Tour.
On Thursday, October 12th, Representatives Julie Emerson (R-39) Ted James (D-101) announced the creation of the Louisiana Future Caucus. The two co-chairs were joined by over 13 other elected officials and MAP staff to launch the initiative, which will provide a platform for lawmakers to share ideas and coalesce around issues that affect young Louisianans.
On October 3rd, Salesforce hosted a briefing with members of the Indiana Future Caucus. The conversation began with Salesforce’s Executive Roundtable, followed by a panel discussion, and Q&A with Salesforce employees.
MAP and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group hosted an off-the-record conversation on Capitol Hill with the Congressional Future Caucus.
On September 23rd, North Carolina Future Caucus Co-Chairs, Representative Chaz Beasley and Senator Jay Chaudhuri, hosted a half-day summit with more than 60 attendees. The Indian-American Gen Z Summit for Political Engagement, organized by Senator Chaudhuri, connected young North Carolina Indian-Americans with elected officials on the state and local levels.
On September 23, Georgia Future Caucus member Representative Park Cannon spoke to students enrolled in American University’s Women & Politics Institute.