Stephanie Murphy to Lead Millennial-Focused Future Forum Caucus
Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) will take over as Chairwoman of the Future Forum -- a group of 50 young Democratic House members who advocate for issues and opportunities important to younger Americans. Murphy will be taking over from Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who founded the group and is rumored to be contemplating a 2020 run. The group will plan to focus on “gun violence prevention, college affordability and equality of opportunity” in the coming months. Democratic newcomers NY Congressman-elect Antonio Delgado and IA Congresswoman-elect Abby Finkenauer will be joining as Vice Chair, along with Congressman Jimmy Gómez (D-CA). Murphy, who is Vietnamese American, just made history last month when she was the first woman of color elected to lead the Blue Dog Coalition -- a group of two dozen fiscally conservative House Democrats. On her new post leading the Future Forum, Murphy said, “As we saw in Florida after the Parkland shooting, young Americans are demanding their voices be heard now more than ever – and Congress should listen.” She went on to say, “I’m proud to lead this group of passionate young leaders in Congress who will amplify the voices of younger Americans and provide them with a platform to shape the future of our great country. With millennials making up the largest generation in the American workforce and post-millennials becoming more engaged in our democracy, Future Forum will have an important role in this new Democratic majority to steer our country in the right direction.” More here.