Future Caucus legislators create bipartisan coalitions to advance innovative policy reforms that strengthen the cornerstones of a vibrant democracy.
Despite the misconception that democracy reforms are a polarizing issue, most young lawmakers agree that there is room to modernize our institutions, create more efficiency and transparency, and encourage greater civic engagement. The numbers prove there’s an appetite for action: only 38 percent of Americans report having a great deal or fair amount of trust and confidence in the U.S. Congress. Americans are much more trusting in their state (57 percent) and local (67 percent) governments, although this is slightly lower than historical averages. In addition, only 9 percent of Americans have confidence that Democrats and Republicans can work together in Congress, down from 23 percent in 2008. Future Caucus and its legislators are committed to rebuilding trust in democratic institutions. Improved civic engagement and common-sense reforms to election and voting policies can create a more representative and accessible democracy.
2019 Democracy Reform Task Force
The Democracy Reform Task Force advanced a national conversation on reforming government and engaged members in peer-to-peer dialogues and expert-informed discussions.
Bipartisan opportunities for 2024
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Future Caucus Partners With National Governor’s Association To address Polarization
September 28, 2023Future Caucus Partners with National Governor’s Association to <span class="dewidow">Address Polarization</span>
National Week Of action 2023.
April 7, 2023NATIONAL WEEK OF <span class="dewidow">ACTION 2023.</span>
State Of Young State leadership 2021–2022
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