Five on Friday: May 11

May 24, 2018

Happy Friday! MAP’s Five on Friday kicks off the weekend by sharing five things we loved this week. Join in with us by sharing five things…

Five on Friday: May 11Happy Friday! MAP’s Five on Friday kicks off the weekend by sharing five things we loved this week. Join in with us by sharing five things you’re loving in the comments below!{{№1: Discovering}}The Daily — Podcasts — The New York TimesThis is how the news should sound. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New…www.nytimes.comThis week’s staff pick comes from MAP’s rockstar spring semester intern, Abigail Ulman:In the midst of all the political chaos in the US this week, both domestic and international, the New York Times’ “The Daily” podcast, “The Interpreter” newsletter, and their election results coverage have really helped me keep track of things.The Daily’s profiles of current big names in politics and The Interpreter’s in-depth analysis of foreign policy are great, quick ways to get a good grasp on current events on my morning commute, while the election results helped me find candidates to track and sound knowledgeable when talking about the midterm elections.The Interpreter Newsletter — The New York TimesYou will receive emails containing news content, updates, and promotions from The New York Times. You may opt-out at…{{№2: Watching}}This week, Ohioans overwhelmingly voted in support of Ohio Future Caucus Co-Chair Sen. Frank LaRose’s redistricting reform legislation. Throughout his eight year tenure in the Ohio state legislature, Sen. LaRose has been leading this effort — bringing legislators together from across-the-aisle to implement lasting change that ends gerrymandering in one of the nation’s most distorted states.In this discussion, Sen. LaRose shares why this issue resonates with him — and why he decided to tackle this tough problem — despite his own party benefitting from the gerrymandered maps.{{№3: Inspiring}}Americans must change the incentives in our broken politicsSigns continue to mount of a political wave forming in this year’s mid-term election.thehill.comAt times, it can be easy to feel down about dysfunction in America’s seemingly broken political system. This is an excellent, and powerful, reminder of the important work groups like the Future Caucus are doing to renew, reform, and bridge the divisions in government.{{№4: Highlighting}}This week, Future Caucus members, including Vice Chair Rep. Mike Gallagher, Rep. Ro Khanna, and Rep. Beto O’Rourke, joined forces with a bipartisan group of freshmen colleagues to introduce a Constitutional amendment to establish term limits on Members of Congress. This is yet another example of the next-generation of leadership banning together across party lines to create a fairer, more transparent government.{{№5: Quoting}}In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, a reminder of the powerful job teachers have building and influencing future generations. Psst — don’t forget to thank a teacher!

By Millennial Action Project on May 24, 2018.

Rep. Sara Jacobs


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