The Committee of Seventy, the nonpartisan civic leadership organization, is pleased to launch Draw the Lines, a three-year initiative to inform and engage Pennsylvanians around gerrymandering and democratic reform. Read More...

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The Committee of Seventy, the nonpartisan civic leadership organization, is pleased to introduce the second cohort of Buchholz Fellows, emerging under-40 Philadelphia leaders who work in the nonprofit or private sectors. Six promising young Philadelphians will spend a year as members of the Board of the century-old good government group. Read More...

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“A quality education that prepares young people for the rigors and pace of the 21st century economy is urgent,” said Seventy CEO David Thornburgh. “But no less important is the cultivation of the next generation of informed and engaged citizens.” Read More...

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With the General Assembly adjourning for the summer, it will take extraordinary steps to meet the deadline for creating, by constitutional amendment, a new citizens commission to draw both the congressional and state legislative maps following the 2020 Census. Read More...

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Philadelphia voters will decide on May 15 whether the so-called Educational Supplement to the Home Rule Charter dealing with the public school system will be amended in various parts. Find out more before heading to the polls. Read More...

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Nonpartisan Voter Guide Expanded to All Five PA Counties in Greater Philadelphia Read More...

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The House State Government Committee decided this morning to pass an amendment gutting a redistricting reform bill that had attracted 109 co-sponsors—more than half of the House. This hastily called meeting, featuring no public comment and on a straight party-line vote, was a case study in what’s gone deeply wrong in Harrisburg. Read More...

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The court’s ruling provides a necessary foundation for that work of reform, but it is far from sufficient. Read More...

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The Committee of Seventy is delighted that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court today confirmed what the state’s voters sense whenever they enter the booth to cast votes for Congress: Pennsylvania’s gerrymandered congressional map is rigged to deny them fair, meaningful ballot choices. Read More...

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The Commonwealth Court ruled this week that Philadelphia’s City Commissioners are not required by state law to be replaced when proposed amendments to the Home Rule Charter are on the ballot, leaving the door open to major conflicts of interest in election oversight. Read More...

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