Simmons and LaRose Win First Millennial Action Project Rising Star Award

October 2, 2018

State Senator Frank LaRose (R-OH) and State Representative Caroline Simmons (D-CT) are awarded Millennial Action Project's first Rising Star Award, which recognizes their commitment to working with colleagues across the aisle and outstanding leadership to enact bipartisan legislation at the state-level.

Rep. Simmons said, "I am honored to receive this award and want to thank the Millennial Action Network for the outstanding work they are doing to build bipartisan cooperation and pragmatic and collaborative policy making across the country. I believe strongly in bipartisanship and that instead of attacking each other, we need to attack the problems facing our country. I am humbled to be a part of this network and congratulate all of my Millennial Action Network colleagues who are working hard in various states to advance bipartisan legislation to address our challenges and make our political system more fair, just, and effective.”

“Senator LaRose and Representative Simmons are two of the most talented young legislators working in government today, and could not be more deserving of our inaugural Rising Star Award,” said Steven Olikara, Founder and President of Millennial Action Project. “Both are trailblazers who have shown they will prioritize progress over party, and are shining examples of what our generation can accomplish in elected office.”

Both the legislators are members of MAP’s bipartisan Democracy Reform Task Force, a group of state representatives from across the country that collaborate to advance legislation on redistricting, government accountability and access to voting.

To learn more about the Millennial Action Project (MAP), click here.