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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 September 21, MAP hosted the Young Leaders Council for a reception and briefing on the “State of MAP.”
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 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.
IN Co-Chair Dan Forestal joined the Indy Chamber for a "Pancakes & Politics" conversation on millennials, civic engagement, and breaking down intergenerational boundaries.
Sen. Barefoot, Rep. Beasley, Sen. Chaudhuri, and Rep. Hall convened in Raleigh to announce the creation of the North Carolina Future Caucus, comprised of General Assembly members 45 and under.
On May 23, MAP announced the new Co-Chairs of the Congressional Future Caucus, Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ, 9th District) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL, 26th District). Additionally, MAP announced new Vice Co-Chairs, Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI, 8th District) and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL, 7th District).
Representatives Christopher England (D-70) and Kyle South (R-16) announced the creation of the bipartisan Alabama State Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state legislators under age 40. The caucus will focus on issues that these millennials care about, including student debt and clean energy.
MAP President Steven Olikara joined former Senator Capri Cafaro (D) and Senator Frank LaRose (R) at the United States Institute of Peace for a panel on Overcoming the Partisan Divide at the annual Nexus USA Conference.
On Monday, February 27th, young policymakers gathered in Austin, Texas to discuss governing in the 21st century.
The California Millennial Caucus hosts a press conference to announce new leadership, as well as new initiatives for 2017. The Caucus will be led by Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, and Assemblyman Ian Calderon.
Following the press conference announcing the group's launch, Next Generation Nebraska joined MAP to convene millennial constituents to hear their policy priorities for the new legislative session.