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(MADISON, WI) Today, Representatives Amanda Stuck (D-57) and Adam Neylon (R-98) announced the creation of the bipartisan Wisconsin State Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of state legislators under age 45. The announcement is part of a nation-wide movement in state houses across the country where young legislators are seeking to find common ground and create meaningful progress through government institutions. With the launch, Wisconsin becomes the 19th state to the join Millennial Action Project’s national State Future Caucus Network.
Wisconsin’s Future Caucus will be part of the Millennial Action Project’s national effort to support young elected officials as they work to break through partisan gridlock and reestablish political cooperation.
Despite the national attention directed at dysfunction and gridlock in government, there is a counter-movement underway – led by Millennials – that seeks to disrupt the status quo in government. Millennial Action Project hopes that as additional younger state legislators course a path of bipartisanship and cooperation, they will be able to bring this perspective to Washington. Currently, 15 millennial members of Congress began their legislative careers in state houses.
“As a native Wisconsinite, I couldn’t be more proud to be home to announce the Wisconsin Future Caucus,” said Steven Olikara, President and Co-Founder of Millennial Action Project. “Today, Wisconsin joins 18 other states whose young legislators are committed to reaching across the aisle to tackle pressing issues important to Millennials. Thank you to Reps. Stuck and Neylon for leading this critical effort.”
“I’m thrilled to serve as Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Future Caucus alongside Rep. Neylon,” said Rep. Stuck. “In this time of hyperpartisan strife on the national stage, it’s more important than ever to reach across the aisle and show the rest of the country how Wisconsinites work best: together.”
“Serving as the Co-Chair of the of the Wisconsin Future Caucus alongside Rep. Stuck is a tremendous honor, and a task I do not take lightly,” said Rep. Neylon. “I believe we can demonstrate to Wisconsin and the rest of the country that the next generation of leaders can come together and solve the problems facing our nation.”