'Future Caucus': Millennial Action Project Rebrands

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BOSTON (State House News Service) — Calling it a "historic partnership for more effective policymaking," the Millennial Action Project is rebranding as the Future Caucus in Congress and 33 state capitals, including in Massachusetts.

"The Gen Z and millennial lawmakers in our network believe if we work together, America's best days are ahead. They're tired of the gridlock and games, and they want to legislate more effectively than their predecessors," Layla Zaidane, president and CEO of Future Caucus, said. “Today’s announcement signals the ambition of a new generation of leaders to transform how America governs."

The Future Caucus says its network has grown into the largest nonpartisan organization of Gen Z and millennial elected officials in the U.S. and "now includes some of the most effective and promising Gen Z legislators in the country."

In Massachusetts, the caucus lists its co-chairs as Chicopee Democrat Rep. Shirley Arriaga, an Air Force veteran and former teacher, and Norfolk Republican Rep. Marcus Vaughn, a sales and marketing pro, describing them as "committed to collaborating across partisan lines to deliver policy results."

The caucus describes political polarization as a "very real barrier" to effective policymaking and asserts that the launch of their new brand "creates on-ramps for more next-gen leaders into the movement to build a healthier democracy." It is pledging new programs and services to help lawmakers "transcend toxic polarization" and pass bipartisan legislation.

Democrats and Republicans share power in the divided Washington and Congress, and issue solutions are often left snagged in partisan divides. Massachusetts Democrats often tout a bipartisan approach to policymaking, but hold such overwhelming numbers advantages that they do not need the votes of Republicans.

Written by Michael P. Norton/SHNS

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