Our Story

Future Caucus has an audacious mission: activate young leaders to bridge the partisan divide and transform American politics.

Our Mission

Future Caucus has an audacious mission…

Activate young leaders to bridge the partisan divide and transform American politics.

Our Vision

A new era of collaborative governance

A diverse democracy where the political culture is grounded in empathy and leaders pursue innovative policy solutions.

Our Ethos

What We Do

Future Caucus works directly with our nation’s leading, young policymakers on both a federal and state level to bridge the partisan divide and lead a new era of collaborative governance. As a national, nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to activating Gen Z and millennial policymakers, Future Caucus gives our nation’s young leaders the resources and support to develop and pass innovative policy solutions — and forge productive partnerships on the issues impacting Americans.

Our Founding Story

Future Caucus was founded as Millennial Action Project in 2013 by Steven Olikara. To launch our 10th year, we rebranded to Future Caucus in 2023.

In the years before our founding, the U.S. was rapidly descending into one of the most dysfunctional periods of our history. In 2011, this dysfunction snowballed, nearly forcing a national default and causing the first-ever downgrade of the U.S. credit rating.

That same year, a small group of college students gathered near the Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri. Even as they received the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for public service, they were deeply concerned about the direction of the country they would inherit – but inspired by the potential for the next generation of American leaders to change course.

Over the next year, they formed a founding team to build a new organization dedicated to renewing American democracy. In collaboration with dozens of millennial leaders across the country, and with the generous support of visionary philanthropists, Future Caucus was formed and officially launched in 2013.

Steven Olikara is the founder of Future Caucus (formerly Millennial Action Project)
Rep. Sara Jacobs


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