Breaking silos in Alaska with Rep. Ashley Carrick

By Pamela Goldsmith Anchorage-born and fourth-generation Alaskan, Representative Ashley Carrick holds a strong allegiance to the state bearing her family lineage. She says the choice to represent Alaska is deep-seated in her connection to the region shaped by experiences like scaling mountains in the Chugach with her father, reading at the Healy library in Interior…

“Just get in a room and hash it out” Rep. Berny Jacques (R) of Florida

By Pamela Goldsmith In the corridors of the Florida House of Representatives, where the Republican party holds a formidable majority, Republican Representative Berny Jacques emerges as a distinctive figure whose commitment to familial values extends to Florida’s District 59. Jacques’ journey from Port-au-Prince, Haiti to the political landscape of Florida informs his approach to politics…

Unlocking Justice: Colorado’s Legislative Triumph for Youth Reform

Young legislators in Colorado took a unique approach to pass legislation aimed at reducing court involvement for young children.  By Pamela Goldsmith with Paige Ferguson In the intricate realm of policymaking, where the fate of legislation teeters on a delicate balance between diverse elements, the anatomy of a bill often reveals secrets to its triumph. …

Future Caucus Celebrates a Decade of Success with Rising Star Awards

By Pamela Goldsmith Marking a decade milestone on December 12, Future Caucus held its sixth annual Rising Star Awards ceremony at The Recording Industry of America Association (RIAA) in Washington, D.C., bringing together over 300 civic leaders, sponsors, partners, and lawmakers for an evening that reflected on its transformative journey and future aspirations.  Layla Zaidane,…

Future’s Frontline Tour Spotlights Collaborative Leadership Among Young Florida Legislators

By Pamela Goldsmith, Senior Director of Communications, Future Caucus Nearing the end of 2023, the University of Miami hosted the inaugural event of Future Caucus’ Future’s Frontline Tour — a nationwide initiative spotlighting the collaborative efforts of Gen Z and millennial legislators, inspiring positive examples of public service.  The event featured a panel discussion between…

Rep. Christina Haswood: “I was elected to work with everyone”

By Pamela Goldsmith REP. CHRISTINA HASWOOD (D-KS): A Unique Perspective in Kansas State Legislature Growing up, Representative Christina Haswood (D-KS) struggled with poverty, relying on public resources for housing, school lunches, and tribal clothing programs. Her upbringing provided a unique advantage in understanding the economic struggles facing many in her generation and disadvantaged constituents within…