Polls show just more than half of young American voters believe that today's political discourse is far too polarized and partisan. With the 2020 election cycle fast approaching, the country's youngest voting bloc appears eager for change in the way Washington operates. Many issues that are top of mind for young Americans will require the support of both parties in Congress to reach the President's desk and be signed into law.
At a time when hyper-partisan rhetoric seems to be dominating the national political debate, is a middle ground possible on key policy issues? How are leaders in Washington working to keep the American Dream alive and what conditions need to be created to ensure that good ideas gather support, regardless of the political landscape?
Continuing our Leadership in Action series, The Hill will convened congressional leaders and policy experts for an evening of conversations to explore the nation's legislative climate and the political pulse of the country's youth.
Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA)
Rep. John Curtis (R-UT)
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA)
John Della Volpe, Founder, SocialSphere and Director of Polling, Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics
Cherisse Eatmon, State Caucus Network Director, Millennial Action Project
Vicky Wilkins, Dean, School of Public Affairs Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University
Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill
Peter Greenberger, Publisher, The Hill
Julia Manchester, Staff Writer, The Hill