In 2020, the Committee of Seventy played an integral role in the presidential election. From educating voters and helping them cast their ballot amid a pandemic, to working with election administrators to recruit and train poll workers and prepare for an unprecedented election. Read our report on the impact of our work in 2020.
Philadelphia’s elected officials and employees can no longer accept cash gifts, thanks in large measure to Seventy’s vigilance in advocating for this common-sense reform. We’re working to do the same on the state level.
Seventy led the successful court battle to make sure there are limits on campaign contributions, sharply reducing corruption in Philadelphia.
Seventy prompted Pennsylvania to ban ultra-rich pension bonuses for elected officials in Philadelphia and across the state.
Seventy led a non-partisan statewide coalition of 185 groups to educate voters on how to be prepared for voter ID rules.
Seventy exposed the disenfranchisement of Philly voters in the 2012 Presidential election, forcing the city to begin to reform its shoddy handling of elections.
Seventy put heat on the candidates for governor to offer detailed solutions to the city and state education crises.
Seventy speaks out relentlessly on waste and misuse of taxpayer dollars and the evils of Philadelphia’s non-competitive political system.
Folks can count on Seventy to provide a steady flow of unbiased, non-partisan information aimed at helping citizens understand issues facing the city.
Seventy played a major role in spurring reform of Philadelphia’s corrupt tax assessment system, creating an independent and potent city Board of Ethics and preventing politicians from killing the rules that ban city workers from doing political work.
Thanks to Seventy’s work, taxpayers now know who is lobbying Philadelphia politicians and how much those lobbyists are spending. The taxpayers also now have online access to information about officials’ outside sources of income.