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“Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area.
Millennials care about impact, and yet, they don’t vote.
We took a deep dive into why that is a few weeks ago but couldn’t offer a solution. Nonpartisan, millennial-focused PAC Philly Set Go is looking for one.
The political action committee formed last year to engage millennials with local politics and elected officials — “basically, break down the barriers … of getting involved in the politics process,” said PSG’s cofounder and chairwoman, Gabriela Guaracao.
PSG funds advocacy for issues important to Philadelphia’s millennials, such as education reform and better governance. When the fastest-growing population in the city doesn’t vote, “it means that the issues that concern us aren’t a top priority for elected officials, which means that we’re not getting to see the change we wish to see,” Guaracao said.
In her Around the Corner interview with Generocity Editor Julie Zeglen, Guaracao shares how the group gets its work done and what kind of direct impact it’s had so far.
PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.-30-
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