By Tim Kowols
Millennial members of state and federal legislatures are hopeful they can change the script on politics in the country. The Millennial Action Project has produced caucuses in 18 states including Wisconsin and the Future Caucus in the United States Congress. As one of three millennials in Congress and the vice-chair of the Congressional Future Caucus, Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher says people of his generation are noticing that the “politics as usual” approach is not working for anybody.
Rep. Gallagher admits the barrier of entry is hard for many, which is why he has focused on reforms such as term limits to make it easier for people who do not come from politics to participate in the process. Student debt and job training are among the many issues members of the Millenial Action Project caucuses hope to address.