‘Vermont Future Caucus’ aims to reach millennials, Gen Z
June 2, 2022
A group of Vermont lawmakers is encouraging more young people to run for office.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – A group of Vermont lawmakers is encouraging more young people to run for office.
The Vermont House and Senate have a total of 150 members and just 24 of them are under the age of 45. The newly formed Vermont Future Caucus is a tripartisan effort to find common ground on issues impacting millennials and Gen Z, or those born from 1981 to 2012.
“We have a lot of broad-based issues that we’re all collectively concerned about, whether that be affordable child care, a family responding to global warming, access to internet, affordable housing — all have that as a broad base concern that Vermonters have, but uniquely impacts younger, Vermonters on a much more extreme basis,” said Rep. Rebecca White, D-Hartford.
Another goal of the caucus is to attract and retain young lawmakers to carry the torch moving forward. The caucus joins the Millennial Action Project, a national nonpartisan organization working to activate young policymakers.
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