As a bi-partisan organization in an era marked by hyper-partisanship, Philly Set Go is often challenged to justify how we can support candidates from both parties when it appears that the space between Democrats and Republican has widened from a crack to a crater. Our answer is values. Values are a critical, and often unheralded part, of our political process and an essential component to our system of government. This isn’t about interest group-driven “values” that are so often used to bludgeon an opponent, or “values” that become wedges further dividing the electorate. It’s about “governing values”—transparency, ethics, compromise and listening—which are essential to passing sound legislation that improves our lives and strengthens our communities.