North Carolina Future Caucus Co-Chairs
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 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.
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.
Future Caucus News
Ever since the recent Florida school shooting, students across the country have been asking lawmakers tough questions. On Sunday, the tables were turned -- lawmakers were the ones questioning a panel of students. Students with the UNC Institute of Politics hosted a "reverse town hall" on gun violence.
North Carolina has seen several efforts to take partisanship out of redistricting. The latest appeal comes from two Mecklenburg County residents – District 92 Democratic State Representative Chaz Beasley and Republican Charles Jeter who used to represent that same district.
It's being called a political crisis: Partisanship is the worst it's been in decades. Now, a few North Carolina legislators think they might have a solution: Building a political coalition based on their shared youth.
Spearheaded by the Millennial Action Project, the Future Caucus is a bipartisan group of lawmakers under the age of 45 that seek to address issues of importance to young people such as student debt and job creation
A group of young lawmakers are banding together to address issues important to millennials and to try to engage younger North Carolinians in the political and legislative process.
The General Assembly’s youngest members have formed the North Carolina Future Caucus, designed for state lawmakers 45 and younger.