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Millennial Action Project hosts bipartisan discussion on financing higher education

Millennial Action Project hosts bipartisan discussion on financing higher education

The University of Wisconsin chapter of the Millennial Action Project hosted a “Red and Blue Dialogue” Monday night to discuss bipartisan efforts behind financing higher education. UW alumnus Steven Olikara, who founded MAP to address the “worsening partisan divide” by engaging with the millennial generation, said the only way to solve student debt is through collaboration and bipartisanship.

We’re legislators from opposite parties. Here’s why we are working together.

We’re legislators from opposite parties. Here’s why we are working together.

As two young legislators from opposite parties and different parts of the country, we may not have much in common at first glance.But we both care deeply about government transparency and accountability, and are strong advocates for women’s leadership. That’s why we’re founding members of a new, bipartisan initiative called the Democracy Reform Task Force.

Can anyone unite our political parties? This group of young organizers believes it can.

Can anyone unite our political parties? This group of young organizers believes it can.

Steven Olikara was standing in front of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial when something odd occurred to him. "This is a man who lived to be 83 years old," he said. "But he wrote the Declaration of Independence when he was 33." By the time he died, the Declaration of Independence was still the most important product of his political career. It made Olikara realize that the idea that millennials are too young for politics in unfounded.

Alabama Future Caucus Members Lead State's Ridesharing Effort

Alabama Future Caucus Members Lead State's Ridesharing Effort

On July 1, Alabama will become the 45th state to allow ridesharing companies, like Uber and Lyft, to operate statewide. This bipartisan effort was led by Alabama Future Caucus member Representative David Faulkner, alongside state Senator Bobby Singleton, and signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey in March.​​​​​​​

For Millennials and By Millennials: The Rise of the Future Caucus

For Millennials and By Millennials: The Rise of the Future Caucus

Congress and almost half the states have a caucus created for and by millennials. Last week, Virginia became the 22nd state with a bipartisan caucus of young lawmakers meant to focus on the issues most important to millennials. The Virginia Future Caucus, as it’s called, is inspired by the Millennial Action Project, a national bipartisan organization that encourages young people to get involved in politics and to build coalitions once they are elected to work on issues important to millennial voters.

Reform Congress and then maybe Americans - especially young people - will trust government again

Reform Congress and then maybe Americans - especially young people - will trust government again

Congress is too stagnant, divided and corrupted to do its job – and the American people are demanding reform. The left says “the system is rigged.” The right demands Washington “drain the swamp.” Both sides need to work together to demand change in our broken national political system that will benefit us all.

Can Young House Democrats and Republicans Save Congress From Destroying Itself?

Can Young House Democrats and Republicans Save Congress From Destroying Itself?

The Future Caucus, formed in partnership with the nonprofit Millennial Action Project, instead makes an explicitly generational pitch. As MAP founder Steven Olikara puts it, the caucus invites its 29 members to think of themselves as peers with a set of shared problems to solve, instead of the latest wave of foot soldiers in a decades-old battle for Washington.