REPS GRAY, KITCHEN RELAUNCH BIPARTISAN CAUCUS FOR GEN Z, MILLENNIAL COLLABORATION IN THE STATEHOUSE

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By Alexa Whaley

MONTGOMERY— Today, the Millennial Action Project named its leadership team for the
Alabama Future Caucus. In the 2023 legislative session, Rep. Jeremy Gray (D-83) and Rep.
Wes Kitchens (R-27) will co-chair the bipartisan caucus of young lawmakers, recommitting to work together and advance the spirit of collaboration for the people of Alabama.

Since its founding, the Alabama Future Caucus has connected young lawmakers from across the aisle – lawmakers committed to building a coalition that advances generational change. As part of a network of 31 Future Caucuses in state legislatures across the country, Rep. Gray and Rep. Kitchens will help lead a national effort to build a movement that brings civility to the political discourse and prove that good governance begins with meaningful collaboration.

“In Alabama, we don’t have a lot of people under 40 in the legislature. [MAP] did a great
job at engaging me, and once I understood the importance of bipartisanship among young
people, I was really on board…” said Rep. Jeremy Gray. “As the Democratic co-chair of
the Alabama Future Caucus, I’m excited to further advance young people’s policies, and
connect other young lawmakers with MAP which was a great resource for me when I
started in the legislature a few years ago.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve as the Republican co-chair of the Alabama
Future Caucus,” said Rep. Wes Kitchen. “The very future of our state and country
depends on the success of efforts that support young leaders who may differ in ideology
but work hard to find common ground to solve the issues that impact young Alabamans. I
look forward to seeing what can be accomplished.”

These are the leaders who are strengthening our political system and directly addressing issues most important to young people in our country, in 2023 and beyond. In an era of
hyperpartisanship, the Alabama Future Caucus will work together to break through partisan
gridlock and find common-sense policy solutions that are popular, effective, and work for the people of Alabama.

The leadership announcement is in tandem with the Millennial Action Project’s National Week of Action – a week of action to catalyze and amplify the Future Caucuses’ efforts to bridge the political divide.

The Millennial Action Project (MAP) is the largest nonpartisan organization of millennial elected officials in the U.S., dedicated to activating young leaders to bridge the partisan divide and transform American politics. As a 501(c)(3) organization, MAP has established bipartisan Future Caucuses in 31 state legislatures, launched the first-ever bipartisan caucus for young members of Congress, and engages over 1,600 young legislators across the country to work on future-oriented policy solutions. More info available at: www.millennialaction.org

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