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Red and Blue: America and the Millennial Agenda

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Current and former members of the House of US Representatives joined POLITICO’s Natasha Korecki and the Council to discuss how the Republican and Democratic parties will engage millennials.
Speakers
Craig Kafura
Natasha Korecki
Bob Dold
Robin Kelly
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About this event

Millennials are now the most populous living generation in the United States and have overtaken baby-boomers and Gen Xers in becoming the largest voting group. As the most sizeable demographic in the electoral system, their opinions and values in shaping future party policies and political institutions are more apparent than ever. With increased demographic, political, technological, and global shifts to their core platforms, how will the Republican and Democratic parties engage millennials? And with two-thirds of youth fearful about America’s future according to the Harvard Public Opinion Project, how will the parties address millennial concerns and pressing issues on immigration, climate change, and terrorist threats?

About the Speakers
Assistant Director, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Council expert Craig Kafura
Craig Kafura is the assistant director for public opinion and foreign policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project, and a Pacific Forum Young Leader. At the Council, he coordinates work on public opinion and foreign policy and is a regular contributor to the public opinion and foreign policy blog Running Numbers.
Council expert Craig Kafura
Natasha Korecki
Senior Reporter, POLITICO
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Natasha Korecki is a senior reporter at POLITICO and author of the POLITICO Illinois Playbook, a morning politics and policy tip sheet.
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Bob Dold
Former Member, US House of Representatives (R-IL10)
Bob Dold is a former US representative for Illinois' 10th Congressional district serving two terms. Congressman Dold served on the Financial Services Committee and Ways & Means Committee where he was focused on access to capital for small businesses, tax reform, healthcare reform, and tackling poverty issues.
Robin Kelly
Member, US House of Representatives (D-IL2)
Robin Kelly has served in Illinois 2nd Congressional District since 2013. She is a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and a ranking member of the Subcommittee on Information Technology, where she has focused her efforts on improving cyber-security, strengthening IT-infrastructure, and encouraging new and emerging technologies.