The Millennial Action Project (MAP) hosts “Red and Blue” session across Wisconsin and the nation to discuss the partisan divide facing the county by engaging the millennial generation. They debate issues like student loan debt and filling good paying jobs.
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.
After a nasty election that featured race-baiting, lying and social media shenanigans, it’s worth noting that dozens of groups around the country are getting Republicans, Democrats and independents to sit down and listen to one another respectfully. And there is good evidence that the best of these grassroots approaches can chip away at the political walls we’ve erected.
The conversation surrounding criminal justice reform in Wisconsin has the community crossing party lines to talk about solutions. The Across the Red and Blue Divide event, which took place in Glendale on Sept. 6, included a panel discussion and small group discussion circles. Panelists included with Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jane Carroll, Republican Rep. Rob Hutton (District 13), Democratic Rep. David Bowen (District 10), and Director of EX-Prisoners Organizing Jerome Dillard.
Join folks from across the political spectrum will join on Thursday, Sept. 6, at The Bavarian Bierhaus in Glendale, WI for our Across the Red & Blue Divide: Reforming Criminal Justice event.