We call on the Pittsburgh diaspora to embrace these principles and to partner with the residents of Pittsburgh today in moving the region forward.
To date, I've labored to demonstrate the latent value resting within the Burgh Diaspora, my target audience the residents of the Pittsburgh region. I hoped to connect with like-minded people. I had no idea how easy making those connections would be. I am confident that Pittsburgh is ready and willing to reach out to its Diaspora.
The goal now, as articulated in the Manifesto, is to deepen the relationship between local Pittsburgh and global Pittsburgh. While I hope other parties living in Southwestern Pennsylvania (and Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia) continue to join the cause, we await to hear from the expatriates living all over the country and around the world.