Center for American Progress

: A Generation Without Representation
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A Generation Without Representation

How Young People Are Severely Underrepresented Among Legislators

Center for American Progress
2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT

With young people becoming the largest voting bloc in the country, it is crucial they are properly represented in our government. That is why Generation Progress is releasing a new report on September 25 that will shed light on the lack of youth representation in legislatures at both the state and federal level, as well as what that means for youth representation—both now and in the future.

Please join Generation Progress and other organizations working towards a more representative government for a conversation on why representation matters with young elected officials who speak for Millennials and Gen Z in their communities. We hope this report and event will lead to a better understanding of the power of the youth vote, the need for young people to seize their power by running for office, and the ways in which young people bring about progressive change when they are in leadership roles

Welcoming remarks:
Maggie Thompson, Executive Director, Generation Progress

Keynote remarks:
Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. (D-St. Louis), Network Member, Generation Progress #Fight4AFuture

Featured conversation:
Rep. Mark Cardenas (D-AZ), Co-Chair, Arizona Future Caucus
Mayor Marita Garrett (Wilkinsburg, PA)
Ross Morales Rocketto, Co-Founder and Chief Program and Recruitment Officer, Run For Something
Wendi Wallace, Political Outreach Director, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Anisha Singh, Senior Organizing Director, Generation Progress

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