From our newsletter sent December 24, 2016. Not on our listserv? Join here.
Thank you, thank you! That's a special note to you, our followers and supporters. 2016 has been a great growing year for us, we've learned a ton and experienced some fantastic successes. These things couldn't have come about without you.
Some snaps from 2016:
“What do you want in Philly’s next District Attorney (DA)?”
It was the first question that kicked off a night of passionate, policy-driven conversation at Philly Set Go’s first Urban Salon this past Tuesday, hosted at the Workshop at Bok in South Philadelphia. And as citizens of all ages and diverse backgrounds enjoyed beer and Pat’s Cheesesteaks, they called out ideas for qualities that matter to them in the next DA candidates while Philly Set Go board members recorded the responses on a chalkboard.
To state the obvious, the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States has stirred a lot of strong feelings. Since the election the most significant participants in the process –– Secretary Clinton, President-elect Trump and President Obama – have been more gracious to each other than anyone could have expected given the tenor of the campaign. It appears that the United States will continue its long history of peaceful transitions of power despite the divisions within the country. That is a good thing.