(Lansing, MI) Today, Representatives Abdullah Hammoud (D-15) and Jim Lilly (R-96) announced the creation of the bipartisan MI Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state legislators under age 40. With the launch, Michigan becomes the 23rd state to join Millennial Action Project’s national State Future Caucus Network.
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.
Today, twelve young state legislators from across the country announced the creation of the Democracy Reform Task Force to advance legislation on redistricting, government accountability, and access to voting. The lawmakers, all leaders on the forefront of these issues, are reaching across state and party lines with the goal of finding innovative solutions to government reform and sharing their findings with lawmakers across the nation.
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June 1, 2017
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As officials confirmed the United States will plan to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Millennial Action Project President and Co-Founder Steven Olikara released the following statement:
"Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is short-sighted not only environmentally, but also politically.
The younger the voter, the more support we find for climate policies. In fact, a majority of millennial Republicans believe climate change is real and that we must act urgently. As a result, millennials are driving a major de-polarization of the issue. It’s now up to our politicians to realize this demographic change -- and change with it.
We must now redouble our efforts to build bipartisan consensus on climate. Relying on only single party interest is unsustainable for our future -- today's decision on the Paris Agreement is the latest evidence of that. Fortunately, we have millennial Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress bringing new leadership to this challenge. It is, after all, our generation that will inherit the outcome of the decisions we make today."
Today, MAP announced Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ 9th District) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL 26th District) as the new co-chairs of the Congressional Future Caucus, the only bipartisan group of young legislators under age 45 in Congress focused on next generation leadership and policy issues.
Today, Representatives Christopher England (D-70) and Kyle South (R-16) announced the creation of the bipartisan Alabama State Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state legislators under age 40. The announcement is part of a nation-wide movement in state houses across the country where millennial legislators are seeking to find common ground in an era of hyper partisanship.
Today, Representatives Holly Raschein (R-120) and Sean Shaw (D-61), along with Senators Lauren Book (D-32) and Anitere Flores (R-39), announced the creation of the bipartisan Florida State Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state legislators under age 40. The announcement is part of a nation-wide movement in state houses across the country where millennial legislators are seeking to find common ground in an era of hyper partisanship. Future Caucuses have now been established in 17 states across the country, including the three most populous–Florida, Texas and California–building momentum for a more collaborative approach to government among the nation’s youngest leaders.