The latest generation of Arkansans to enter the state Legislature, millennials, will soon have their own caucus to meet over policy and ideas. State Reps. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, and James Sturch, R-Batesville, announced Tuesday that they were forming the Arkansas Future Caucus, to consist of lawmakers age 45 and younger. Their plan is being backed by the Millennial Action Project, whose leaders said they have helped start similar caucuses in 19 other state Legislatures.
Millennials (anyone between the ages of 18 to 35) are the largest demographic in Arkansas, and according to the Millennial Action Project, millennials make up most of the voters in the state. But the group hopes to be the voice for millennials when it comes to lawmaking. On Thursday, Arkansas became the 20th state to join the Millennial Action Project, as the Arkansas Future Caucus was born.