Anderson is a Democrat, and Barker is a Republican. Some may say the audacity of the two and others in the Legislature who have joined the Mississippi Future Caucus to think they can change government for the better. I say more power to them.
The news release said 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.
I don’t know if this group will be successful, but it’s refreshing to see the younger generation of politicians wanting to work together across the political spectrum to try to do what is in the best interest of our state.
I have often said we need to move away from the gridlock of partisan politics if we want real progress.
I glanced at the email earlier this month and said that sounds like a good idea when Reps. Jeramey Anderson and Toby Barker announced the creation of the Mississippi Future Caucus, a bipartisan group of state legislators under age 40. Anderson is a Democrat, and Barker is a Republican.