The failure this summer of Congress to pass a helpful solution to the student loan crisis is just one example of how older lawmakers struggle with understanding the day to day lives of Millennials.
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.
In spite of the stereotypes, Rep. Adam Neylon, R-Pewaukee, has "a lot of pride" in being a millennial. And both he and Rep. Amanda Stuck, D-Appleton, place a lot of value in bipartisanship.
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.
Steven Olikara, MAP President and Co-Founder, sat down with the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago to discuss the Congressional Future Caucus and next-generation leadership.