WATCH: On April 30th, Michigan Future Caucus Co–Chair Representative Abdullah Hammoud participated in town hall about school safety and gun violence with community leaders, law enforcement, and students.
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.
It's time to put people over party. That's the idea driving young legislators across the country to group together in a bipartisan way, forming caucuses as a part of the Millennial Action Project's State Future Caucus Network for lawmakers under age 40 who want to govern in a different way.
(Phoenix, AZ) Today, Representative Mark Cardenas (D-19) and House Speaker Pro Tempore T.J. Shope (R-8) announced the creation of the bipartisan Arizona Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state legislators under age 40. With the launch, Arizona becomes the 25th state to join Millennial Action Project’s national State Future Caucus Network.
As two young legislators from opposite parties and different parts of the country, we may not have much in common at first glance.But we both care deeply about government transparency and accountability, and are strong advocates for women’s leadership. That’s why we’re founding members of a new, bipartisan initiative called the Democracy Reform Task Force.