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.
We are two newer faces in Vermont political circles. We’re both millennials who serve in the House. One of us caucuses with the Democratic caucus and the other with the Republicans. We seldom vote the same way and sometimes strongly disagree. Neither of us thinks the other is right 100 percent of the time. In truth, we don’t expect to.
Today, Representatives Jason Grenn (I-22) and Geran Tarr (D-19) and Senator David Wilson (R-D) announced the creation of the bipartisan Alaska Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state legislators under age 45. The announcement is part of a nation-wide movement in state houses across the country where millennial legislators are seeking to find common ground in an era of hyper-partisanship. With the launch, Alaska becomes the 26th state to join Millennial Action Project’s national State Future Caucus Network.