On March 6th, the UW-Madison chapter of Millennial Action Project hosted their first Red and Blue Dialogue on the topic of “Financing Higher Education.” The group brought over 60 students together from across the political spectrum to discuss higher education and college funding in Wisconsin.
On Wednesday, February 27th, MAP partnered with the Consumer Technology Associate, Uber, and Yelp to host the Congressional Future Caucus Kickoff at the CTA Innovation House on the Hill. The event marked the inauguration of MAP’s Future Caucus in the 116th Congress as well as the launch of the Millennial Action Staff Association.
Millennial legislators Representative Michael Curcio (R-69) and Senator Raumesh Akbari (D-29) announced the creation of the Tennessee Future Caucus on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Their leadership will guide the Tennessee Future Caucus as a way for state legislators under 45 to build bipartisan policy solutions that focuses on people rather than party.
On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Senator Zach Nunn (R-15),Senator Zach Wahls (D-37), Representative Lindsay James (D-99), and Representative Joe Mitchell (R-84) announced the creation of the Iowa Future Caucus—a caucus dedicated to reaching bipartisan policy solutions addressing issues faced by Millennials and future generations. These four state legislators constitute the leadership of the caucus.
On January 12th, 2019, MAP and the Mississippi Future Caucus hosted students from seven colleges and universities throughout Mississippi to discuss voting on college campuses and civic engagement.
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.
On October 2nd, 2018, Millennial Action Project celebrated five years of transcending political partisanship at an anniversary event hosted in Washington, DC. The evening reception highlighted MAP’s work launching Future Caucuses in Congress and twenty-seven state legislatures, and awarded two young young elected officials the inaugural MAP Rising Star award for achievements in bipartisanship.
On Wednesday, September 26th, Representative Julie Fahey (D-14), Senator Dallas Heard (R-1), Representative Diego Hernandez (D-47), and Representative David Brock Smith (R-1) announced the creation of the bipartisan Oregon Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of Oregon state legislators ages 42 and under.
On August 16th, Millennial Action Project partnered with The Embassy Row Hotel and the Passport Program for a Summer Send-Off happy hour. The celebration of MAP’s exciting summer was held on the hotel’s picturesque rooftop bar, complete with beautiful views of downtown D.C and the monuments.
On August 7th 2018, Millennial Action Project’s COO, Layla Zaidane, traveled to Wilmington, DE to speak at the Millennial Summit. The Millennial Summit is the region’s premier experience where young professionals, impact players, rising stars and innovators come together to connect and grow.
MAP partnered with Pepperdine University, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum, and Creative Artists Agency to host its second annual Future Summit. A bipartisan group of roughly fifty state legislators, hailing from more than two dozen states, convened with leading policy experts in Malibu, CA for a day of connection, innovation, and collaboration on “next generation policies” affecting young people across the country.
On July 12th, the Millennial Action Project and the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion hosted the third Wisconsin Red & Blue Dialogue at Cafe Hollander. MAP brought over 50 members from the Wauwatosa and Milwaukee communities together to discuss the issue of “Fake News” and how it has affected Americans in Wisconsin and across the country.
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.
MAP and AZ Future Caucus at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Conference
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.
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.
On May 15, the Millennial Action Project partnered with the Zeidler Center to host the second Wisconsin Red & Blue Dialogue– an evening of meaningful conversation about higher education in Wisconsin and across the country.
On April 27, members of the Alaska legislature announced the formation of the Alaska Future Caucus. Under the leadership of Representative Jason Grenn (I-22), Representative Geran Tarr (D-19), and Senator David Wilson (R-D). The caucus launch of legislators 45 and under, adds Alaska to MAP’s nationwide State Future Caucus Network.
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.