AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is hosting a virtual roundtable discussion on Friday, April 2, that will bring together three of her fellow millennial legislators in the General Assembly for a conversation about strengthening the public’s trust in democratic institutions and improving civic engagement among younger generations.
“I am thrilled to be having this important conversation with some of my fellow millennial colleagues, who all come from different parts of the state and serve on both sides of the aisle,” said Hernandez. “By coming together to discuss our shared and differing experiences as millennials in public service, I hope to provide community members with ideas and solutions in navigating the current political divide in our country and becoming more civically active citizens.”
Hernandez is encouraging individuals to attend this virtual roundtable discussion via Zoom on Friday, April 2 at 2 p.m. She will be joined by state Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, state Rep. David Welter, R-Morris and state Rep. Edgar Gonzalez Jr., D-Chicago. The discussion will be moderated by the Millennial Action Project, a non-for-profit whose goal is to activate young leaders to bridge the partisan divide in American politics. To register for this event, individuals can visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1iV-q2kiQq2x0Wv2YGdJRA.
“The Millennial Action Project believes that for the public to trust in our institutions, they must see effective democracy in action,” said Layla Zaidane, Executive Director & COO of the Millennial Action Project. “We are so thrilled to be working with the IL Future Caucus to create just that, a bipartisan conversation connecting a diversity of legislators and constituents around ideas to strengthen our democracy. I commend the young legislators leading the charge to not just talk about a better democracy, but actively model it as well.”
For more information, please contact Hernandez’s constituent services office at 630-270-1848 or at RepBarbaraHernandez@gmail.com.