Join the Board of Philly Set Go
Philadelphia's first Millennial PAC. Advocating for, engaging, and supporting Millennials and their interests. Nonpartisan, bipartisan.
Philly Set Go was founded in part to encourage you, millennials, to get involved in the local political process and to give voice to your policy concerns & opinions.
The exponential growth rate of Millennials, roughly translated as people between the ages of 18-35, in Philadelphia is well known. Translating this dynamic growth into electoral impact, however, has proven elusive. Philly Set Go, a nonpartisan political action committee (“PAC”) was created to address the problem of Millennial voter apathy, particularly for local races (state representative, city council, mayor) and especially in non-presidential years. If Millennials get organized, run for office, and vote, we have the potential to transform the Philadelphia electorate and usher in an era of better, smarter, and more transparent government.
Millennials are one of the largest demographics in Philadelphia yet we vote at the smallest percentage. Over 350,000 Millennials are registered to vote but a fraction of those who are registered vote. The Millennial voter turnout statistic for the last mayoral election was 12%. Said another way, 12% of us felt encouraged enough to help decide the direction of our city for the next four years! If we had marginal increases in voter turnout we could impact city-wide elections in a refreshing, new way.
Among board member duties and responsibilities include:
1. Determine PAC platform, advocacy issues, and endorsements
2. Develop and adapt strategy aimed at getting Millennials involved in the local political process
3. Be liaisons between Millennials in Philadelphia and local elected officials
4. Fundraise, market, and be advocates for the group and the platform
We’re looking for Millennials from all industries and backgrounds who live in Philadelphia, are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, and are examples of active millennial participants in local government.
Our board meets 8-10 times a year and committees meet or host conference calls at an equal rate.
The deadline for submitting applications is October 11th.
Thank you in advance for your interest!