Gwinnett legislator to co-lead millennial caucus in General Assembly

Political Notebook: Gwinnett legislator to co-lead millennial caucus in General Assembly

One of Gwinnett’s legislators is co-leading a new bipartisan group aimed at representing the interests of millennials in the state legislature .

Rep. Dar’Shun Kendrick, D-Lithonia, and Rep. Michael Caldwell, R-Woodstock, announced the creation of the Georgia Future Caucus on Wednesday. The caucus’ main work will be pushing legislation that affects people under 40.

“I look forward to working with this new caucus to use innovative thinking to seek new and bipartisan solutions to the problems in Georgia,” Kendrick said in a statement.

Georgia is the 17th state to create such a legislative group as part of the Millennial Action Project, which supports young legislators with the goal of fostering bipartisan partnerships and creating progress. That idea might seem rare in a climate of increasingly partisan politics, particularly at the national level.

“Millennials won’t stand for politics as usual and are showing other lawmakers that it’s not only possible, but beneficial, to cooperate across party lines,” said Millennial Action Project president and co-founder Steven Olikara said in a statement.

“I’m thrilled that leaders like Reps. Kendrick and Caldwell are working together to guarantee that the issues all millennials in Georgia care about are a priority this session.”

Caldwell added, “Georgia’s Future Caucus embodies a principle that I’ve always held dear: partisanship should never stand in the way of good policy. I look forward to partnering with young legislators on both sides of the aisle to find bipartisan legislation that is good for Georgians.”

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