There has been a recent development in Pennsylvania education, which is both exciting and intimidating for myself as a History Teacher.
With Pennsylvania’s 2018 primary election in the books, there is a lot to be excited about, especially for millennials. Several first-time candidates, with new ideas and fresh energy, were victorious on May 15 and will be looking to earn elected candidacy during the general election on November 6. Even more, 75% of Philly Set Go’s endorsed candidates won their primary races for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, all of which are millennials.
Philadelphia — Philly Set Go, the first millennial PAC in Pennsylvania, announces its endorsements of four candidates for state legislature. Millennials, an age demographic roughly between 22-37, across Philadelphia want ethical, transparent, and effective local and state governance but too many of our elected officials champion partisanship, demagoguery, and the interest of a narrow few over the public good.
Philly Set Go was created because we believe millennials can help change that reality and drive better politics. As millennials approach a majority of the electorate in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, we can be the decisive demographic for change. We, millennials, expect real solutions to the education, job growth, and income inequity issues that plague Philadelphia and Pennsylvania; we believe good governance—not partisanship—must be the defining characteristic of our politics; and we insist that those given the public trust serve the public, not themselves. To achieve the City and Commonwealth we deserve, we need candidates for elected office who embody these principles.Read more