We invite you to join the Millennial Action Project and the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion for an evening of conversation and action with bipartisan members of the Wisconsin legislature, as we "bridge the divide" to discuss the issues most important to young people in Wisconsin and across the country.
On Wednesday, March 14, state 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.
On September 21, MAP hosted the Young Leaders Council for a reception and briefing on the “State of MAP.”
Representatives Adam Neylon (R-98) and Amanda Stuck (D- 57) convened in Madison to announce the creation of the Wisconsin Future Caucus, comprised of Wisconsin legislators 40 and under.
On Wednesday September 20th, Charlotte Talks Radio hosted North Carolina Representatives Chaz Beasley (D) and Kyle Hall (R), Pew Senior Researcher Alec Tyson, and Millennial Action Project Chief Operating Officer Layla Zaidane for a conversation on millennials and their impact on government and politics.
Millennial Action Project is thrilled to be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15. We sat down with a few member of our Congressional Future Caucus to ask them about what it means to them to be a Latino/a in Congress.
MAP, in partnership with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, Lyndon B. Johnson Washington Center, and the Archer Center hosted Jeremi Suri, Professor of Public Affairs and History at the University of Texas, for an open discussion about the state of the modern presidency and the implications of the presidency for the millennial generation.
MAP partnered with Tufts University and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to host the first annual Future Summit. A bipartisan group of forty state legislators, hailing from more than two dozen states, convened with leading policy experts in Boston, MA for a day of connection, innovation, and collaboration on “next generation policies” affecting young people across the country.
MAP hosted Congressional Future Caucus vice chairs Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) at the Economic Innovation Group to discuss opportunities for bipartisan consensus and their own journeys in public service.
MAP State Future Caucus Director Cherisse Eatmon shared her advice for navigating the job market as part of a panel hosted by the Fund for American Studies.
Members of the California Millennial Caucus joined students at Sacramento State for their first millennial town hall, discussing housing policy, technology, education, and more.
IN Co-Chair Dan Forestal joined the Indy Chamber for a "Pancakes & Politics" conversation on millennials, civic engagement, and breaking down intergenerational boundaries.