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Dinner and Dialogue, Jared Solomon

Philly Set Go launched "Dinner and Dialogue” with the purpose of bringing millennials together with elected officials and community leaders in various neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.  These dinners have been a wonderful exchange of relationships and ideas for a better Philadelphia for all Philadelphians.

Our second “Dinner and Dialogue” was held recently with PA State Representative Jared Solomon, who represents the 202nd Legislative District. A handful of his volunteers and constituents, and residents of varying ages, joined us for dinner at the Country Club Diner (author’s note: the milkshakes were delicious).

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Fed up? Speak up.

It isn’t news. As Americans, our overall opinion of the federal government isn’t exactly stellar and hasn’t been for decades. Perhaps that’s why more than half of us believe ordinary citizens could do the job better than our current elected officials (and to that, we say, run for office!)

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Senate Bill 1: What You Need to Know

An issue that will impact all millennials is one that our age cohort is not talking about; the burden that we will face as our state and city pension systems go further into debt. Fortunately, Harrisburg took an important first step in attempting to solve the statewide problem by passing Senate Bill 1 which was passed by the House and the Senate with bipartisan support and signed by Governor Wolf last week. Important for Philly Set Go readers to note that all but two of the nay votes came from Philadelphia County in the Senate, Republican Gubernatorial hopeful Scott Wagner was the lone Republican to vote no, saying it didn’t go far enough.

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