LISTEN: On May 2, Steven Olikara, President of Millennial Action Project, joined Professor Jeremi Suri for Episode 37 of his podcast series “This is Democracy”
New Profit, a venture philanthropy organization that funds social entrepreneurs, recognized this issue. Through a new grant program specifically for organizations addressing democracy issues called Civic Lab, New Profit selected seven nonprofits trying to build trust across communities and reengage people in democratic processes.
Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and former U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo were named among the most bipartisan lawmakers in the 115th Congress. From 2017-2018, Sen. Sinema and Curbelo served as the co-chairs of the Millennial Action Project’s (MAP) Congressional Future Caucus (CFC), the first-ever bipartisan caucus for young members of Congress. Curbelo now serves on MAP’s bipartisan advisory board.
Curbelo announced Thursday that he will join the advisory board of the Millennial Action Project, a nonprofit founded during the 2013 government shutdown to urge younger lawmakers to work across the aisle and to bring civility to the governing process, including on such divisive issues as climate change and immigration.
The Millennial Action Project (MAP), the nation’s largest nonpartisan organization of young lawmakers working to bridge the partisan divide, announced today that former U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo will join its Advisory Board. As a member of the Advisory Board, Curbelo will provide strategic guidance and support for MAP’s involvement with Congressional leaders and Millennial legislators across the country.
Steven Olikara is the founder and president of the Millennial Action Project, a nonpartisan organization of young U.S. policymakers working to overcome partisanship and strengthen U.S. democracy. He told me he’s hopeful the new Congress can bridge both generational and partisan divides to increase congressional deliberation and enact bipartisan legislation.
On January 3rd, 2018, a record 32 Millennials will be sworn into the 116th Congress. The 115th Congress was one of the oldest in history – the average American was 20 years younger than their representative – and this group of young members will significantly lower the average age of Congress to better represent the population of the United States.