#FutureForum: a conversation on millennials and Congress with Reps. Swalwell and Gallego

#FutureForum: a conversation on millennials and Congress with Reps. Swalwell and Gallego

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Saturday, Jul. 18 3:00 PM

Ends: Saturday, Jul. 18 4:15 PM

Room: 227 A

The panel will be an interactive conversation on the burden of student debt and how it’s holding back an entire generation of young people as they embark on their lives.

Reps. Swalwell and Gallego are part of the Future Forum, a group of 16 young Democratic Members of Congress focused on issues and opportunities important to millennial Americans. They are crowdsourcing a millennial-focused legislative package that will address issues like student debt and declining homeownership and entrepreneurship among millennials. Members of the Future Forum have been travelling around the country holding these discussions at universities and colleges, coworking spaces, and conventions.

Moderator

Christine Pelosi

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Attorney, author, and advocate Christine Pelosi has a lifetime of grassroots organizing and public policy experience. A volunteer in politics since the stroller, Christine conducts leadership boot camps based on her books Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders and Campaign Boot Camp 2.0.

A partner at IMPACTfirm.org, Christine holds a JD from UC Hastings and a BSFS from Georgetown. She has served as prosecutor in San Francisco, special counsel in the Clinton-Gore administration, and chief of staff on Capitol Hill. Currently serving as California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus Chair, she is a former executive director of the state party, led its Platform Committee for thirteen years, and has been elected 6 times to the Democratic National Committee, where she cofounded the DNC Veterans and Military Families Council. An avid baseball fan, Christine serves on the San Francisco Giants Community Fund board of directors. She is married to Emmy-nominated filmmaker Peter Kaufman; their daughter Isabella was born in 2009, and has traveled with mom to over 30 states and 3 foreign countries as Christine organizes for Democrats and democracy.

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Panelists

Rep. Eric Swalwell

Rep. Eric Swalwell

Congressman Eric Swalwell proudly represents California’s Fifteenth Congressional District, which includes a large portion of the East Bay. In January 2015, he was sworn in for his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, continuing his work to bring new energy, ideas, and a problem-solving spirit to Congress and advance policies that will support equality, opportunity, and security.

Congressman Swalwell serves on the House Committee on Intelligence, where he is the top Democrat on the Subcommittee on the CIA, and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. In his first term two of his bills were signed into law, including the Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act.

Congressman Swalwell was raised in Dublin. He received his bachelors and law degrees from University of Maryland.