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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
IN Co-Chair Dan Forestal joined the Indy Chamber for a "Pancakes & Politics" conversation on millennials, civic engagement, and breaking down intergenerational boundaries.
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).
MAP COO Layla Zaidane met with a delegation of young professionals from North Africa and the Middle East as a part of the International Visitor Leadership Program, sharing insight into the American political process and youth engagement.
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.
MAP COO Layla Zaidane recently headlined the 2017 Women’s Legislative Briefing, which engaged organizers, policymakers, and youth leaders on women’s issues. Layla spoke on the “The Nuts & Bolts of Creating Change in Your Community” panel, noting that “if you want to make a difference in your community, identify your issues, build coalitions, be consistent, be loud & be kind.”
The Congressional Future Caucus, joining forces with the Diversifying Technology Caucus, convened a congressional briefing to discuss the challenges facing transitioning service members and veterans in accessing careers in the technology sector. Hosted by MAP, the briefing explored actions government and the private sector can take to advance opportunities for veterans.
Millennial Action Project President Steven Olikara recently joined a conversation hosted by New America and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund for an in-depth look at how millennials will shift the political landscape and chart a more sustainable course for American politics post-November.
EY and the Economic Innovation Group cohosted a bipartisan discussion with Future Caucus members Reps. Moulton (D-MA), Gallego (D-AZ), and Yoder (R-KS) on millennials and the economy. Co-hosted by MAP, the conversation showcased results from a new national survey of millennials.
MAP recently joined James Madison's Montpelier at the National Archives to celebrate Constitution Day at the 10th Annual State of the Constitution event.
The discussion focused on current issues facing millennials and strategies to bridge the gap between the legislature and young adults.
MAP President & Co-Founder Steven Olikara recently visited an after-hours takeover of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to deliver TED-style talk on MAP, the founding fathers, and the election season.
On May 18, 2016, MAP President Steven Olikara sat down to moderate a discussion between Senators Chris Murphy (D) and Bill Cassidy (R) at the 2016 Remarkable Journeys Gala, hosted by Green Door. The discussion focused on how policymakers can address citizens' mental health needs through innovative, bipartisan policymaking.