White House Hosts “Generation Next” Summit With Young Conservatives

The summit was put on by Ivanka Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Labor Secretary Acosta, and President Trump.

Last week, the White House hosted a youth summit entitled “Generation Next” to gauge Millennials on issues relevant to them.

Per Pew Research Center, Millennials comprise over 25% of the U.S. populationand are set to overtake Baby Boomers as the largest demographic.

The schedule of the proceedings is included below:

The Trump administration invited various Millennial thought leaders on the Right to opine on important pressing issues. Personally speaking, it was encouraging and refreshing to see many of my Millennials peers—some former co-workers and friends—who are working the frontlines to advance our agenda across the country.

The forum was broken into three panels: a Q&A with First Daughter and advisor to the president Ivanka Trump and Labor Secretary Acosta, a second panel featured President Trump, and
third panel featured White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, Department of Justice spokesperson Sarah Igur Flores, and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar.

During the first panel, Ms. Trump and Secretary Acosta answered questions from audience members on a variety of topics including deregulation, technological innovation, small business growth, campus free speech, higher education, paid family leave, and higher education.

Secretary Acosta

@SecretaryAcosta

, demand-driven education, regulatory relief, and occupational licensing reform can help younger Americans access good, family-sustaining jobs. Great discussion with @IvankaTrump today at the @WhiteHouse.

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To combat fertility problems in the U.S., the First Daughter said this:

Charlie Spiering

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“The fertility rate has plummeted to an all-time low” @IvankaTrump warns, arguing for paid family leave

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The White House

@WhiteHouse

Watch LIVE as President Trump, Cabinet Secretaries, and Senior Administration officials participate in Generation Next: A White House Forum http://45.wh.gov/RtVRmD 

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The second panel featured President Donald Trump:

Kassy Dillon

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President Trump discussing political correctness and college campuses https://www.pscp.tv/w/bYPqrDFQbUVxWExCYldham98MXlOR2FrbndFcFZ4amqjufdpKc8y_yn7lNWN2MD_UXjCs85Q-0H5oLHllmAU 

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President Trump speaking to a room full of millennial conservative activists.

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The third panel focused primarily on challenging opioid crisis with new initiative called Crisis Next Door, which was unveiled in NH on Monday. More on their efforts can be found here. Trump reaffirmed death penalty for drug dealers while up in New England, which the panel affirmed support for.

Here’s the video to the entire summit:

One forum attendee — Generation Opportunity’s Demetrius Minor— offered the following thoughts about the event:

Demetrius Minor

​Stay tuned for more updates related to Millennials and the Republican Party.

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Gabriella Hoffman

Gabriella Hoffman is a media strategist based in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. She has written for The Resurgent since March 2016 and serves as their D.C. Correspondent.

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