The Millennial Action Project (MAP) is the largest nonpartisan organization of Millennial policymakers in the United States.
We are developing the next generation of leaders to transcend the partisan divide in favor of future-focused solutions and necessary democracy reforms.
On August 12, MAP partnered with Brookings Institution, Pew Research Center, and Frameworks Institute for a special edition of our Millennial Mondays Lunch Series.
On August 3, MAP hosted ‘MAP in Music City’ to celebrate the outstanding young state legislators working to bridge the partisan divide in their communities and across the country.
From August 2-4, MAP hosted its 3rd Annual Future Summit for state legislators in Nashville, TN. The Future Summit brought together a bipartisan group of young lawmakers from across the country for a weekend of connection, innovation, and collaboration on next generation policies affecting young people across the country.
On July 13, 2019, the Millennial Action Project, in partnership with the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and the Iowa Future Caucus, hosted ‘Iowa in Action.’ The half day event brought together undergraduate students with members of the Iowa legislature, journalists, organizers, and other thought leaders to learn more about politics and government in Iowa.
On July 11th, MAP hosted an evening of conversation and action with bipartisan members of the Wisconsin legislature to discuss the future of the workforce in Sheboygan and across Wisconsin.
The Iowa Future Caucus, a bipartisan, bicameral group of four state legislators, toured four renewable energy facilities this week in hopes of getting a more intimate look at Iowa's own production.
On Tuesday, state legislators embarked on an all-day tour of renewable energy facilities in Iowa. During their visit to Colo, they toured the Story Winds facility and got a snapshot of Iowa’s wind energy industry. The group of legislators are a part of Future Iowa Caucus, a bipartisan group of state legislators age 40 and younger, included Rep. Lindsay James, D-Dubuque; Rep. Joe Mitchell, R-Mount Pleasant; and Sen. Zach Wahls, D-Coralville.
If there's a bridge for partisan divides, at least in the state of Iowa, it runs through renewable fuel sources. Or so that's the thinking of the Future Iowa Caucus, a bipartisan group of state legislators age 40 and younger who swung through Mason City as part of a broader tour to learn more about energy "success stories" in the area.
On August 2-4, 2019, Millennial Action Project (MAP) hosted its 3rd Annual Future Summit at Vanderbilt University. A bipartisan group of over 60 young elected officials joined MAP in Nashville, Tennessee for discussions surrounding policy issues impacting future generations, and tactics to foster more collaborative governing environments in their statehouses.
Layla Zaidane, COO of Millennial Action Project, which aims to bridge partisan divides by mobilizing young people into office, highlights AOC’s transparency in her communication, "Breaking down the barriers between who we’ve traditionally seen as holding the power and sharing that with the people who put her there, the voters and general public, is an inclusive way to build civic engagement.”
In the next general election, millennials are expected to represent 27 percent of eligible voters, the second-largest group behind baby boomers, according to the Pew Research Center. Despite those numbers, however, my age group is underrepresented in elected office. One national group aims to increase young people’s influence in public policy, and it’s growing its footprint in Iowa.