The MI Future Caucus is made up of 50 legislators under the age of 40.
Rep. Jim Lilly, R–Park Township, will co-chair a new bipartisan caucus with the goal of engaging young people.
The MI Future Caucus is made up of 50 legislators under the age of 40 with the goal of breaking through the partisan divide and focusing on generational issues to unite legislators, according to a press release from the Michigan House of Representative.
“I’ve heard a plea from my constituents for two things in almost every forum I find myself in,” Lilly said in the press release. “To find ways to work across the aisle and to ensure Michigan is a place the children of our state want to stay or move back to.”
Lilly said the MI Future Caucus will work on those issues and will focus on Michigan’s economy, improving workforce training, and fostering a climate for entrepreneurship.
The other co-chair of the caucus is Rep. Abdullah Hammoud, D–Dearborn.
The caucus plans to hold networking events, town halls and forums to engage millennials in the political process and ensure they feel their voices are being heard, according to the release.
Michigan is the 23rd state to enact a Future Caucus spearheaded by the Millennial Action Project.
The group has a total network of over 500 legislators across the country.
“We have some of the most conservative and most progressive legislators in this group,” Lilly said. “While it’s likely we have disagreements, it’s promising that everyone is willing to sit down and have constructive conversation on the future of our state,”
For more information about the caucus, contact Rep. Lilly’s Lansing office by phone at 517-373-0830 or email at JimLilly@house.mi.gov.