FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 28, 2017
CONTACT: Lisa Tucker — 925-934-0550
WASHINGTON, DC – Future Forum PAC, the political action arm of House Democrats’ millennial-focused group, today announced its financial support of four young 2018 House candidates in crucial districts across the nation.
“These four candidates exemplify what Future Forum is ALL about: New energy and new ideas to move all Americans forward together,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell, founder of Future Forum. “They understand that millennials – America’s largest, best-educated and most diverse generation – shouldn’t have to feel disenfranchised from our nation’s policy and politics. And these races will be a crucial part of Democrats’ strategy to regain control of the House in 2018 and put a hard check on President Trump’s dangerous policies and erratic behavior.”
Future Forum PAC is supporting:
• Abby Finkenauer – Iowa’s 1st Congressional District
• Andy Kim – New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District
• Max Rose – New York’s 11th Congressional District
• Elissa Slotkin – Michigan’s 8th Congressional District
Future Forum, launched in 2015, is a coalition of young Democratic Members of Congress focused on issues and opportunities for millennials. Now numbering 27 members, the group has visited almost 50 U.S. cities from coast to coast, listening to young Americans’ needs and concerns: from the student loan debt crisis to the decline of entrepreneurship to dwindling home ownership. These challenges impact the overall health of our economy and cannot be ignored.
Future Forum PAC has raised almost $300,000 since its launch about a year ago, and has contributed about $78,000 to Future Forum members and candidates so far.
Finkenauer, 28, of Dubuque, Iowa, is challenging Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa. She has served as the Iowa State Representative for the 99th District since 2015, earning a reputation as a staunch defender of working families and a vocal advocate for women.
Kim, 35, of Marlton, N.J., is challenging Rep. Tom MacCarthur, D-N.J. He served as the National Security Council’s Director for Iraq, a point person for coordinating the global war against ISIS. Earlier, he served in Afghanistan as a diplomat and strategic adviser to Generals David Petraeus and John Allen; he also served in the Pentagon, State Department, USAID and Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Rose, 30, of Staten Island, N.Y., is challenging Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y. He is the first post-9/11 combat veteran to seek office in New York City. He is the former the Chief-of-Staff for Bright Point Health which, through its network of healthcare clinics throughout New York City, has effectively responded to the evolving health needs of underserved New Yorkers for more than 25 years.
Slotkin, 41, of Holly, Mich., is challenging Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Mich. A third-generation Michigander, she is the former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and previously held various positions at the Department of Defense, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Department of State, and Central Intelligence Agency.