MAP is proud to announce that State Senator Frank LaRose (R-OH) and State Representative Caroline Simmons (D-CT) are the recipients of the organization’s first Rising Star Award.
The conversation surrounding criminal justice reform in Wisconsin has the community crossing party lines to talk about solutions. The Across the Red and Blue Divide event, which took place in Glendale on Sept. 6, included a panel discussion and small group discussion circles. Panelists included with Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jane Carroll, Republican Rep. Rob Hutton (District 13), Democratic Rep. David Bowen (District 10), and Director of EX-Prisoners Organizing Jerome Dillard.
Join folks from across the political spectrum will join on Thursday, Sept. 6, at The Bavarian Bierhaus in Glendale, WI for our Across the Red & Blue Divide: Reforming Criminal Justice event.
"The majority of millennials don't believe politics will solve the problems they face, and less than a third of us see public service as an honorable profession," said Steven Olikara, founder and president of Millennial Action Project, a nonpartisan group focused on engaging young people in the political world. "When you don't believe in the system, then you don't believe you can make change through it."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, 28, victory spurred many a conversation about age, especially given the 56-year-old likely successor to Nancy Pelosi she had unseated. And one widely mocked tweet from the Alabama news site AL.com — posing the question “Should we elect more millennials to Congress?” — drew some world-weary responses.