Clips from the Hawaii Future Caucus Launch Event on Feb. 20, 2014.
Formed in partnership with the Millennial Action Project (MAP), the Hawaii Future Caucus is the first MAP state future caucus in the country and was co-founded and is co-chaired by state Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang, state Rep. Takashi Ohno, and Honolulu Coun-cilmember Stanley Chang. Its goal is to bring a diversity of ideas together in the spirit of post-partisanship to come up with solutions and get more people, particularly the youth, interested and involved in government.
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who represents Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, and U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois formed the Congressional Future Caucus last year. Gabbard attended the Hawaii Future Caucus launch, with Schock calling in to kick off the event.
MAP Co-founder and President Steven Olikara and Associated Students of the University of Hawaii (ASUH) Senate President Richard Mizusawa, who serves as a member of the caucus’ advisory council, also attended the event and answered some questions from the audience during the question and answer portion.