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RELEASE: Young Members of Louisiana Legislature Form Bipartisan Caucus to Address Issues Most Important to Young Louisianans

RELEASE: Young Members of Louisiana Legislature Form Bipartisan Caucus to Address Issues Most Important to Young Louisianans

On October 12, Representatives Edward James (D-101) and Julie Emerson (R-39) were named the new Co-Chairs of the Louisiana State Future Caucus, a caucus comprised of state legislators under age 45. The announcement is part of a nation-wide movement in state houses across the country where young legislators are seeking to find common ground and create meaningful progress through government institutions. 

Millennial Mississippi Legislators Announce First-Ever Bipartisan Caucus to Tackle Issues Millennials Care About 

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March 7th, 2017                                                                                                       

Contact: Julia Schechter, (917) 282-2754

 

Millennial Mississippi Legislators Announce First-Ever Bipartisan Caucus to Tackle Issues Millennials Care About

New Caucus Will Represent the Legislative Priorities of the Hundreds of Thousands of Millennials Living in Mississippi

(JACKSON, MS) Today, Representatives Jeramey Anderson (D-110) and Toby Barker (R-102) announced the creation of the bipartisan Mississippi State Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state legislators under age 40. With more than half of millennials believing they don’t have a say in how government operates, this new caucus will be a voice for the hundreds of thousands of millennials living in Mississippi. Anderson and Barker join the Millennial Action Project’s national effort to support young elected officials who are working to break through the partisan gridlock and reestablish political cooperation on issues that millennials care about, from redistricting to technology to the economy. Millennial Action Project has worked with more than 300 state legislators in 15 states, including Texas, Nebraska, and California.

“By uniting behind generational issues, rather than instead of just party affiliation, millennials leaders can change the game and build meaningful, nonpartisan change,” said Steven Olikara, Co-Founder and President of Millennial Action Project. “I’m thrilled that millennial leaders like Anderson and Barker are taking the lead in Mississippi to ensure that the issues millennials care about are a priority.”

"In today’s society bipartisanship isn’t an option anymore - it is a requirement if we are to effectively confront the real crises facing not only our state but the nation as well.  We’re leading the effort in our State to break through partisan gridlock to reestablish political cooperation, and I’m honored to serve as the Co-Chair for the Mississippi Future Caucus,” said Rep. Anderson.


“Millennials think about the legislative process in a different way: we engage with each other and have discussions even if we disagree,” said Rep. Toby Barker. “The Mississippi Future Caucus will be a place where young lawmakers come together and tackle serious issues that those of us in the younger generation actually agree on.”

Future Caucus members are working throughout the country on issues that millennials care about, emphasizing putting an end to political gridlock. For example, last week Future Caucus member Representative Frank LaRose (R-Ohio) introduced a bill to reform the redistricting process.

Media contact: Julia Schechter, (917) 282-2754 or jschechter@skdknick.com

 

The Millennial Action Project (MAP) is a national, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to activating young policymakers to bridge the partisan divide and lead a new era of collaborative governance. In 2013, MAP organized America’s first-ever bipartisan caucus for young members of Congress, the Congressional Future Caucus. Shaping the next generation of leadership, MAP's Future Caucus Network has expanded into fifteen state legislatures and grown into the largest nonpartisan organization of millennial elected officials in the U.S. More info available at: www.millennialaction.org.

Media Advisory: Millennial Members of Mississippi Legislature To Form Bipartisan Caucus To Tackle Future-Focused Issues

March 2nd, 2017      

Contact: Julia Schechter, (917) 282-2754

MEDIA ADVISORY: MILLENNIAL MEMBERS OF MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE TO FORM BIPARTISAN CAUCUS TO TACKLE FUTURE-FOCUSED ISSUES

(JACKSON, MS) On Tuesday, March 7th, Representatives. Jeramey Anderson (D-110) and Toby Barker (R-102) will announce the creation of the Mississippi Future Caucus, a bipartisan group of state legislators under age 40. They join the Millennial Action Project’s national movement of young elected officials breaking through partisan gridlock to reestablish political cooperation and create meaningful progress through government institutions. The announcement at the Mississippi State House will feature remarks from both Anderson and Barker on their new effort to address issues affecting Millennials across the state.

WHO: Steven Olikara, Co-Founder and President of Millennial Action Project
Representative Jeramey Anderson (D), Co-Chair of the Mississippi Future Caucus     Representative Toby Barker (R), Co-Chair of the Mississippi Future Caucus

WHAT: The official launch of the Mississippi Future Caucus to organize millennial legislators in Mississippi across party lines.

WHERE: Mississippi State House, Second Floor Rotunda

WHEN: Tuesday, March 7th at 12:50 PM

WHY: The Mississippi Future Caucus will become a part of a national network of legislators serving on the front lines of creating a more constructive governing environment for the future of our country. This community of young policymakers also convenes to exchange ideas and best practices, and highlight how millennial leaders can revitalize our democracy.

Media contact: Julia Schechter, (917) 282-2754 or jschechter@skdknick.com

 


The Millennial Action Project (MAP) is a national, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to activating young policymakers to bridge the partisan divide and lead a new era of collaborative governance. In 2013, MAP organized America’s first-ever bipartisan caucus for young members of Congress, the Congressional Future Caucus. Shaping the next generation of leadership, MAP's Future Caucus Network has expanded into fifteen state legislatures and grown into the largest nonpartisan organization of millennial elected officials in the U.S. More info available at: www.millennialaction.org.

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Event Advisory: Young Legislators Join Together For Panel On 21st Century Policy Making

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February 24, 2017      

 

PRESS INQUIRIES:

Jolie Spiegelman, (202) 480-2051

jolie.spiegelman@millennialaction.org

 

EVENT ADVISORY: YOUNG LEGISLATORS JOIN TOGETHER FOR PANEL ON 21st CENTURY POLICY MAKING

AUSTIN, TX—  On Monday, February 27th, young policymakers from across Texas will join together to discuss governing in the 21st century. The panel will approach the most pressing issues facing millennials, the largest generation. The nonpartisan panel is being convened by the Young Texans Legislative Caucus (YTLC), chaired by Representative Eric Johnson, and the Millennial Action Project, a national movement of young elected officials breaking through partisan gridlock to reestablish political cooperation.

The panel will feature young elected officials as well as Millennial Action Project’s State Future Caucus Director, Cherisse Eatmon.

 

WHO: Former Wisconsin State Assemblyman Mandela Barnes

Desoto City Councilwoman Candice Quarles

Travis County Democratic Party Chairman Vincent Harding

Lancaster City Councilwoman Nina Morris

Cherisse Eatmon, State Future Caucus Director, Millennial Action Project

 

WHAT: Panel of young leaders convening to discuss future focussed policies and the need for nonpartisan legislating.

 

WHERE: Texas Capitol’s Old Supreme Court Courtroom

 

WHEN: Monday, February 27th from 5:00-6:00 PM.

 

Media can RSVP by contacting Jolie Spiegelman at (202) 480-2051 or press@millennialaction.org.

 

The Millennial Action Project (MAP), is a national, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to activating young policymakers to bridge the partisan divide and lead a new era of collaborative governance. In 2013, MAP organized America’s first-ever bipartisan caucus for young members of Congress, the Congressional Future Caucus. Shaping the next generation of leadership, MAP's Future Caucus Network has expanded into fifteen state legislatures and grown into the largest nonpartisan organization of millennial elected officials in the U.S. More info available at: www.millennialaction.org.

 

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Press Release: Millennial Action Project Launches Next Generation Nebraska, Bipartisan Group of Young Legislators to Address Issues of Future Generations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 6, 2017
                                          

PRESS INQUIRIES:
Jolie Spiegelman

(202) 480-2051
press@millennialaction.org

MILLENNIAL ACTION PROJECT LAUNCHES NEXT GENERATION NEBRASKA, BIPARTISAN GROUP OF YOUNG LEGISLATORS TO ADDRESS ISSUES OF FUTURE GENERATIONS

Young Bipartisan Legislators Join Forces To Overcome America’s Crippling Polarization, Millennial Action Project Adds 15th State Legislature To National Movement

LINCOLN, N.E. —  Next Generation Nebraska, a bipartisan group of state legislators under age 40, announced today they are joining the Millennial Action Project’s national movement of politically diverse young elected officials forging common ground to address issues impacting young people. Next Generation Nebraska will focus on policies that will work to retain and attract Millennials to the state and is the 15th state to officially join the Millennial Action Project.

Millennial Action Project (MAP) works directly with top young policymakers on both a national and state level to spur bipartisan legislation and innovative policy solutions. Other MAP states include ones as diverse as Texas, California, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, in addition to the Congressional Future Caucus.

Next Generation Nebraska will become a part of this nationally recognized group of legislators serving on the front lines of creating a more constructive governing environment. These policymakers convene to exchange ideas and best practices, and highlight how millennial leaders are revitalizing our democracy.

Led by Senator Adam Morfeld (D-District 46) and Senator Brett Lindstrom (R-District 18), Next Generation Nebraska convened nearly a dozen legislators this morning to discuss issues impacting the young people across the state, support policies that young Nebraskans care about, and to particularly focus on recruitment and retention.  

“I am excited about the partnership between Next Generation Nebraska and the Millennial Action Project," said Morfeld. “The very future of our state and country depends on the success of these efforts that support young leaders who may differ in ideology but work hard to find common ground to solve the issues that impact young Nebraskans.”

“Nebraska is at the forefront of up and coming industries that are attractive to young professionals," said Lindstrom. “The growth of our state depends on keeping and attracting young talent in these expanding industries such as our tech community. I am looking forward to partnering with Millennial Action Project to generate policies that promote economic growth for Nebraska.”  

“Millennial-driven approaches through state legislatures are advancing policy ideas that not only propel our nation forward, but also progress the best ideas regardless of political party," said Millennial Action Project President, Steven Olikara. “I am excited to welcome Next Generation Nebraska to our growing Network and look forward to working together.”  

By uniting the political and social capital of the Millennial generation, MAP and Next Generation Nebraska hope to take the steps necessary to overcome America’s historic levels of crippling polarization, forging innovative bipartisan solutions and prioritizing the concerns of future generations in Nebraska and across the nation.

Senator Adam Morfeld represents District 46 which includes Downtown and Northeast Lincoln.  He serves as Chairman of the Bioscience Steering Committee, Vice-Chair of the Election Technology Committee and is a member of the Judiciary, Education, and Department of Correctional Services Special Investigative Committees.  Senator Brett Lindstrom represents District 18 and serves as Chairman of the State Tribal Relations Committee and is a member of the Banking, Commerce and Insurance, Election Technology, Nebraska Retirement Systems, and Tribal Economic Development Committees and the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact Commission.  

 

To speak to a spokesperson, contact Jolie Spiegelman at (202) 480-2051 or press@millennialaction.org.

 

The Millennial Action Project (MAP) is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to activating millennial policy makers to cooperatively govern our country. In 2013, MAP organized the nation’s first and only caucus for young members of Congress, the “Congressional Future Caucus,” to forge pragmatic cooperation on future-oriented challenges. MAP also scaled this model into state legislatures, each with a Future Caucus consisting of young, high-potential legislators. The national Advisory Board includes Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., Governor Jennifer Granholm, and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra. More information about MAP can be found at www.millennialaction.org.
 

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