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Run This Town: How to Run for Office on November 19, 2014

Candidates in 22 of 26 state House races in Philadelphia coasted to victory with no opponent in the November 4 general election. Uncompetitive elections are a serious problem in Philly, and the city needs candidates.

Seventy co-sponsored this event with the New Leaders Council and Philadelphia Young Republicans as part of Young Involved Philadelphia's State of Young Philly series. Larry Platt of the Philadelphia Citizen moderated a panel of recent candidates to discuss what it takes to run for office. Click here for more info on how to run.

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How Philly Works LIVE! with G. Terry Madonna on October 27, 2014

Do polls energize supporters for the underdog? Lull the frontrunner's fans into complacency? Franklin and Marshall's renowned pollster G. Terry Madonna discussed how polls influence voting behavior just one week before the November 4 election.

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How Philly Works LIVE! with Neil Oxman on September 17, 2014

How do political ads shape campaigns? Which ones are the most influential and why? Founder of the Campaign Group, political consultant extraordinaire and PGA caddy Neil Oxman discussed how political ads and campaigns work for a standing room only crowd.

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Educating the Voter: A Forum on Public Education on April 30, 2014

Committee of Seventy hosted Democratic gubernatorial candidates Rob McCord, Katie McGinty, Allyson Schwartz, and Tom Wolf to have a real conversation about important issues in Pennsylvania. Congreso and the Philadelphia Education Fund joined an important dialog about the concerns of public education, a major issue for many voters in the November 4th general election. This event was moderated by Philadelphia Daily News columnist John Baer.