Media Roundup: Next Generation Nebraska Launch

On Friday, January 6th, 2017, Next Generation Nebraska, a bipartisan group of state legislators under age 40, convened for a press conference to announce that they are joining the Millennial Action Project’s national movement of politically diverse young elected officials forging common ground. The group, led by Senator Adam Morfeld (D-District 46) and Senator Brett Lindstrom (R-District 18), addressed issues impacting young Nebraskans and also identifed policies that will work to retain and attract millennials to the state. Nebraska is the 15th state to officially join MAP's network.

Check out some of the coverage of the press conference below:



Omaha World-Herald

Senators form Next Generation Nebraska coalition to address issues facing millennials, future generations

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Legislature's youngest members are banding together to work on issues that help recruit and retain young people. The Legislature's 11 state senators under age 40 - about a quarter of the 49-member body - on Friday announced Next Generation Nebraska, a bipartisan group meant to look at issues faced by millennials and future generations.

A version of this article was also featured at The Miami County Republic, the Gladstone Dispatch, the Kearny Courrier, the Atchison Globe Now, and the Scottsbluff Star Herald.

NBC Nebraska

Nebraska lawmakers take notice of millennial generation

Nebraska legislators under the age of 40 have come together with a new goal for the 2017 legislative session - work on policy aimed at millennials. This group of 11 Nebraska lawmakers launched "Next Generation Nebraska" on Friday, joining the Millennial Action Project's national movement to work with people in the millennial age range.

A version of this article also appeared on 10 11 Now.

The Washington Times

Nebraska lawmakers work to retain more young professionals

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - All Nebraska lawmakers younger than 40 have joined a bipartisan group with a goal of recruiting and retaining more young people in the state. The Omaha World-Herald reports ( ) the Legislature's 11 senators under age 40 announced the group Next Generation Nebraska.