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Contact: Jolie Spiegelman
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Millennial House Members in Georgia Announce Bipartisan Caucus
ATLANTA – State Representative Michael Caldwell (R-Woodstock) and State Representative Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia) today announced the creation of the Georgia Future Caucus, a bipartisan group of legislators under the age of 40. The Future Caucus will be co-chaired by Reps. Caldwell and Kendrick and will focus on passing bipartisan legislation on issues affecting Georgians under the age of 40.
“Georgia’s Future Caucus embodies a principle that I’ve always held dear: partisanship should never stand in the way of good policy,” said Rep. Caldwell. “I look forward to partnering with young legislators on both sides of the aisle to find bipartisan legislation that is good for Georgians.”
“I look forward to working with this new caucus to use innovative thinking to seek new and bipartisan solutions to the problems in Georgia,” said Rep. Kendrick.
The new caucus will join Millennial Action Project’s (MAP) mission to support elected officials under the age of 40 and establish bipartisan political cooperation and create progress through government institutions. Georgia is the 17th state to join MAP’s network of future caucuses across the country. Millennial Action Project has worked with more than 300 state legislators in 15 states, including Texas, Nebraska, and California. Future Caucuses throughout the country are working on issues that millennials care about to provide a voice for these citizens.
“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 Steven Olikara, co-founder and president of MAP. “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.”
MAP is a national, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to activating millennial 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 members of Congress under the age of 40, the Congressional Future Caucus. MAP's Future Caucus Network has expanded and grown into the largest nonpartisan organization of millennial elected officials in the U.S.
To watch the press conference announcing the Georgia Future Caucus, please click here.
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 over 15 state legislatures, each with a Future Caucus consisting of young, high-potential legislators. The national Advisory Board includes Senator Bill Bradley, Senator Olympia Snowe, Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., and Governor Jennifer Granholm. More information about MAP can be found at www.millennialaction.org.