Rising Star Awards

Honoring young legislators for political bridge-building and future-focused leadership.

Rewarding effective governance

Each December, Future Caucus recognizes legislators for effective, bipartisan leadership during our annual Rising Star Awards.

Quality Leadership

Rising Star Award

Highlighting one Republican and one Democrat who transcend political tribalism. Honoring leaders who take initiative in shepherding bipartisan legislation that addresses priority issues in today’s political climate.

Outstanding State Caucus

Cherisse Eatmon Collective Impact Award

Recognizing an outstanding state caucus for their future-focused leadership and political bridge-building. Nominees are selected based on their efforts promoting political collaboration within their state.

Generational Changemaker Award

The Generational Changemaker Award honors a leader who both exemplifies the Future Caucus ethos and makes an impact tackling generational challenges.


On December 12th, 2023, over 300 civic leaders joined us in Washington, DC to celebrate the 2023 Rising Star awardees.

Over The Years


2022 Rising star Awards

December 19, 2022

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2021 Rising star Awards

Event date: December 09, 2021

2021 Rising <span class="dewidow">Star Awards</span>

2020 Rising star Awards

December 10, 2020

2020 Rising <span class="dewidow">Star Awards</span>

“This award is really about the people back at home who uplifted me, voted for me and put me in the position to serve when I was told I was too young.”

REP. JEREMY GRAY (D-AL), 2022 Rising Star Awardee

“We’re better than where we were 50 years ago, and we’re going to be in a better place 50 years from today.”

REP. AARON PILKINGTON (R-AR), 2022 Rising Star Awardee
Rep. Sara Jacobs


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