Curbelo announced Thursday that he will join the advisory board of the Millennial Action Project, a nonprofit founded during the 2013 government shutdown to urge younger lawmakers to work across the aisle and to bring civility to the governing process, including on such divisive issues as climate change and immigration.
The Millennial Action Project (MAP), the nation’s largest nonpartisan organization of young lawmakers working to bridge the partisan divide, announced today that former U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo will join its Advisory Board. As a member of the Advisory Board, Curbelo will provide strategic guidance and support for MAP’s involvement with Congressional leaders and Millennial legislators across the country.
Steven Olikara is the founder and president of the Millennial Action Project, a nonpartisan organization of young U.S. policymakers working to overcome partisanship and strengthen U.S. democracy. He told me he’s hopeful the new Congress can bridge both generational and partisan divides to increase congressional deliberation and enact bipartisan legislation.
“Throughout history, each generation has had a problem to solve, whether it was reconstructing the nation after the Civil War or putting a man on the moon, LaRose said. And each generation has risen to the challenge.” Read The Council of State Government’s profile on MAP’s work in 27 state legislatures.
On January 3rd, 2018, a record 32 Millennials will be sworn into the 116th Congress. The 115th Congress was one of the oldest in history – the average American was 20 years younger than their representative – and this group of young members will significantly lower the average age of Congress to better represent the population of the United States.