Red and Blue: America and the Millennial Agenda

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Date(s) - 02/20/18
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

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Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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Chicago Council on Global Affairs


 

Red and Blue: America and the Millennial Agenda

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Bob Dold, Former Member, US House of Representatives (R-IL10); Robin Kelly, Member, US House of Representatives (D-IL2) Moderated by Natasha Korecki, Senior Reporter and Author, Illinois Playbook, POLITICO.

Millennials are now the most populous living generation in the United States, and have overtaken baby-boomers and Gen Xers in becoming the largest voting group. As the most sizeable demographic in the electoral system, their opinions and values in shaping future party policies and political institutions are more apparent than ever. With increased demographic, political, technological, and global shifts to their core platforms, how will the Republican and Democratic parties engage millennials? And with two-thirds of youth fearful about America’s future according to the Harvard Public Opinion Project, how will the parties address millennial concerns and pressing issues on immigration, climate change, and terrorist threats?

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Bob Dold

Former Member, US House of Representatives (R-IL10)

Bob Dold is a former US representative for Illinois 10th Congressional district serving two terms. Congressman Dold served on the Financial Services Committee and Ways & Means Committee where he was focused on access to capital for small businesses, tax reform, healthcare reform and tackling poverty issues. Prior to being elected to Congress, Bob ran Rose Pest Solutions, a small business founded in 1860. He served as an investigative counsel for the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, where he worked on campaign finance reform. He holds a BA from Denison University, a JD from Indiana University, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

 

Natasha Korecki

 

Natasha Korecki

Senior Reporter and Author, Illinois Playbook, POLITICO

Natasha Korecki is a senior reporter for POLITICO and author of Illinois Playbook. She was a chief political writer at the Chicago Sun-Times, covering state, national, and city politics. Korecki covered the criminal trials of two consecutive governors – George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich. In 2005, she was among a team of Sun-Times reporters honored with the national Society of Professional Journalists award. She began her career at the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, where she helped develop a five-part series on Mexican immigration. The series entailed extensive travel in Mexico, including several days embedded with US Border Patrol. Korecki holds a BA in journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MA in public affairs reporting from University of Illinois, Springfield.

 

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