Rep. Jim Lilly, R–Park Township, will co-chair a new bipartisan caucus with the goal of engaging young people.The MI Future Caucus is made up of 50 legislators under the age of 40 with the goal of breaking through the partisan divide and focusing on generational issues to unite legislators, according to a press release from the Michigan House of Representative.
(Lansing, MI) Today, Representatives Abdullah Hammoud (D-15) and Jim Lilly (R-96) announced the creation of the bipartisan MI Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state legislators under age 40. With the launch, Michigan becomes the 23rd state to join Millennial Action Project’s national State Future Caucus Network.
Steven Olikara was standing in front of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial when something odd occurred to him. "This is a man who lived to be 83 years old," he said. "But he wrote the Declaration of Independence when he was 33." By the time he died, the Declaration of Independence was still the most important product of his political career. It made Olikara realize that the idea that millennials are too young for politics in unfounded.
Omaha Senator Sara Howard, and her mother — former Sen. Gwen Howard — have made it their mission that others don't have to go through the heartbreak of losing a loved one to opioid addiction. Senator Howard was joined in that mission this session by Sens. Brett Lindstrom and John Kuehn, who also introduced bills to help address the opioid addiction crisis. And Monday, 47 senators voted to advance Howard's bill (LB931), amended with two others (LB933 and LB934), from first-round debate.
The region served by Northeast Community College is no different than many parts of the country when it comes to workforce and economic vitality. While some progress has been seen in attracting and retaining young professionals to the region, local officials say more can be done. The issue was the subject of a “Community Conversation” recently at the College.
Congress and almost half the states have a caucus created for and by millennials. Last week, Virginia became the 22nd state with a bipartisan caucus of young lawmakers meant to focus on the issues most important to millennials. The Virginia Future Caucus, as it’s called, is inspired by the Millennial Action Project, a national bipartisan organization that encourages young people to get involved in politics and to build coalitions once they are elected to work on issues important to millennial voters.