For additional event information you can head over to Generocity for additional town hall coverage or view the video of the event thanks to PhillyCAM. Also, you can follow #DAforPHL to see the stream of tweets during the event. Our guests were active!
In a period of political upheaval and significant renewed political engagement–particularly among the millennial demographic – Philadelphia will hold primary elections on May 16 for its District Attorney (DA), Controller and various judgeships. To leverage that enthusiasm, Philly Set Go hosted a millennial-focused town hall on April 12 featuring all eight of the Philadelphia DA candidates before a packed millennial audience at Plays and Players Theater in Center City.
It’s often said that young people are our future. But youth like Tanya, whose story you’ll read below, need tailored support in order to thrive. And you have the opportunity to make a difference for more people like Tanya. Raise your voice, learn about the platforms of our city’s candidates for District Attorney and attend our Millennial Town Hall. All proceeds benefit Community Legal Services (CLS), which helped Tanya and so many other Philadelphia youth and families turn their lives around.
Five Reasons Millennials Should Vote In the DA’s Race (And Attend Philadelphia’s only millennial-focused Town Hall during this race.)
You’ve read it on this blog many times—millennials don’t vote. More precisely, millennials don’t vote in non-presidential elections. In the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections millennial turnout hovered around 60%, while in the 2015 local election (including for mayor and city council), millennial turnout was an anemic 12%. This matters because local and state elections have a huge impact on our daily lives—and the future of our City and Commonwealth.