Kansas

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.

Bipartisan Millennial Action Project involves young people in government

Bipartisan Millennial Action Project involves young people in government

The future of the government is in our hands. A group of young legislators announced the creation of the Kansas Future Caucus February 6. 

Young legislators launch Millennial caucus

Young legislators launch Millennial caucus

A group of eight legislators younger than 45 banded together Tuesday to launch the Kansas Future Caucus, a bipartisan coalition aimed at giving young people a voice in government.Rep. Stephanie Clayton, an Overland Park Republican, and Rep. Brandon Whipple, a Wichita Democrat, will serve as co-chairs of the newly-formed group announced at a Statehouse press conference. Clayton said there are about 25 legislators who are younger than 45.

Young Kansas legislators launch caucus to engage Millennial constituents

Young Kansas legislators launch caucus to engage Millennial constituents

A group of eight legislators younger than 45 banded together Tuesday to launch the Kansas Future Caucus, a bipartisan coalition aimed at giving young people a voice in government. Rep. Stephanie Clayton, an Overland Park Republican, and Rep. Brandon Whipple, a Wichita Democrat, will serve as co-chairs of the newly-formed group announced at a Statehouse press conference. 

Kansas Future Caucus formation announced Tuesday

Kansas Future Caucus formation announced Tuesday

A group of under 45 Kansas legislators got together Tuesday to officially launch the Kansas Future Caucus. “There are around 25 of us in the Legislature,” said Representative Stephanie Clayton, a Republican from Overland Park. “The main issues that we’ll be focusing on are those issues that face Kansans that are 45 and under. We know that we are sort of facing a bleed of Kansans out of the state. This is a very diverse group that faces very diverse issues." 

RELEASE: Young Members of Kansas Legislature Form Bipartisan Caucus to Address Issues Most Important to Millennial Kansans

RELEASE: Young Members of Kansas Legislature Form Bipartisan Caucus to Address Issues Most Important to Millennial Kansans

Today, Representatives Stephanie Clayton (R-19) and Brandon Whipple (D-96) announced the creation of the bipartisan Kansas State Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state legislators under age 45. With the launch, Kansas becomes the 21st state to join Millennial Action Project’s national State Future Caucus Network.