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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California

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Future Forum Announces Expanded Leadership Team

January 17, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Future Forum has announced its expanded leadership team for the 115th Congress. The group elected Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) to serve his second term as Chair and elected Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) to serve as Vice-Chairs. In April 2015, Swalwell founded Future Forum to bring together young House Democrats to focus attention on issues and opportunities important to the millennial generation.

"Future Forum has achieved a lot over the past two years, and I’d like to thank my Future Forum colleagues for allowing me to continue leading our effort to address the many issues that affect young people across our nation," said Swalwell. "It is my mission in Congress to fight for the right of every young American to have the freedom to dream, regardless of where or how they grew up. Future Forum has the unique opportunity to bring young people to the table to work collaboratively and create a greater, more equal future for us all."

"Young Americans expect more from their leaders and are concerned about opportunities that are disappearing for them and future generations," said Murphy, New Member Vice-Chair. "I represent a district in central Florida that has more young people than anywhere else in Florida - and it's rapidly growing - so I look forward to joining the Future Forum leadership team as we work to engage younger Americans on issues important to them. Listening will be key, and Future Forum will serve as an effective conduit between Millennials and the U.S. Congress."

"As Democrats, one of our most important priorities should be listening to hardworking Americans and, in particular, the next generation of leaders," said Moulton, Policy Vice-Chair. "That’s what we’ve done with Future Forum and over the past two years, we have traveled across the country to hear from millennials about the issues that impact them most, from student loan debt to climate change. I’ve been proud to be a part of this initiative led by Congressman Swalwell, and am honored to take on this new role."

"Now more than ever, the voices of America’s young people deserve to be heard here on Capitol Hill," said Gallego, Communications Vice-Chair. "Future Forum plays a critical role in advocating for policies like college affordability that will help to ensure that the American Dream remains within reach for future generations of Americans.  I’m extremely proud to be a member of this groundbreaking organization and I look forward to continuing to fight for greater opportunities for our young people in the 115th Congress."

Future Forum is leading a national listening tour to engage with millennials where they are: on college campuses, at start-ups, and at established companies. Since its inception, Future Forum has visited 32 cities and met with thousands of young people. Members of the group have introduced legislation to address college affordability, student loan debt, and millennial entrepreneurship, often inspired by ideas generated through listening sessions.

Future Forum Members:

  • Eric Swalwell, Chair (CA-15)
  • Stephanie Murphy, New Member Vice-Chair (FL-07)
  • Seth Moulton, Policy Vice-Chair (MA-06)
  • Ruben Gallego, Communications Vice-Chair (AZ-07)
  • Pete Aguilar (CA-31)
  • Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44)
  • Brendan Boyle (PA-13)
  • Joaquin Castro (TX-20)
  • Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02)
  • Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05)
  • Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08)
  • Ro Khanna (CA-17)
  • Joe Kennedy (MA-04)
  • Ruben Kihuen (NV-04)
  • Derek Kilmer (WA-06)
  • Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08)
  • Ted Lieu (CA-33)
  • Ben Ray Luján (NM-03)
  • Grace Meng (NY-06)
  • Jimmy Panetta (CA-20)
  • Stacey Plaskett (VI)
  • Jared Polis (CO-02)
  • Raul Ruiz (CA-20)
  • Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09)
  • Darren Soto (FL-09)
  • Marc Veasey (TX-33)
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