Soto Elected to Lead Caucus Dedicated to Engaging America’s Youth
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) was elected to chair the Future Forum Caucus for the 117th Congress. Future Forum is an influential group of young Democratic Members of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives who advocate for issues and opportunities important to millennials and Generation Z.
“Young Americans have proven that they have the power to make a difference,” said Congressman Soto. “From record voter turnout in the 2020 election to ongoing protests against racial injustice, young people in our country are making their voices heard, and Congress is listening. I’m honored that my colleagues have chosen me to lead a group of vibrant young Members of Congress who will amplify the needs of millennials and Generation Z. Together, with a Democratic House Majority and a Biden-Harris Administration, we will work to engage our youth in the democratic process, now and for the future.”
During his tenure, Congressman Soto plans to focus Future Forum’s work on advancing racial equity, building an inclusive economy, fighting the climate crisis, improving educational opportunities and reforming our nation’s healthcare and immigration system.
Originally founded in 2015 by Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Future Forum works to inspire the next generation of leaders by engaging young Americans to bridge the divide between them and their government. In the past five years, Future Forum members have met with young Americans in over 50 cities to discuss pressing issues such as climate change, student loan debt, and gun violence. Today, Future Forum has doubled in size to nearly 50 members in the 116th Congress.
The caucus will be vice-chaired by Reps. Colin Allred (TX-32) and Haley Stevens (MI-11). Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) will serve as Chair Emeritus.