By Paul Schmitt
A newly formed bipartisan millennial caucus was formed in Madison last week by Wisconsin Lawmakers. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin Future Caucus will be chaired by Appleton Democratic Representative Amanda Stuck and Republican Representative Adam Neylon of Pewaukee. Caitlin Oleson, a millennial living in Door County who is a 2006 graduate of Gibraltar High School, says the caucus is a great idea and that one key area bi-partisan millennial groups around Wisconsin and beyond are tackling is transportation issues. She says the challenges faced in rural communities like Door County is that there are many millennials who don’t own their own cars.
Oleson says that transportation may seem like “small potatoes” compared to healthcare, but going after small and more manageable wins like transportation help to build trust and allows them to build up those wins to address bigger bipartisan issues.