The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security released its final report today, urging the replacement of vulnerable voting machines with systems using voter-marked paper ballots. This top-line recommendation was one of 11 issued by the independent and bipartisan commission of civic and government leaders, including cyber security and law enforcement professionals from around the Commonwealth. Read More...

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The last of five voting system expos hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of State will take place in Doylestown this Thursday, December 13. The Better Philadelphia Elections Coalition encourages local media, voting rights advocates and the general public to attend and learn about prospective voting systems that could be installed in their county. According to the Department, attendees will be welcome to observe voting machine demonstrations and ask questions of voting system vendors and state officials. Read More...

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The Committee of Seventy is joining the call made this week by the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities for the City Controller to conduct a review of city land sales. Reporting by the Inquirer and Daily News confirm the continuation of City Council’s problematic role in land disposition, a longtime concern for Seventy. Read More...

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​ The Committee of Seventy applauds Governor Wolf for the Executive Order he issued today creating the Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission. Furthermore, we are honored that the Governor asked our President and CEO, David Thornburgh to, chair this important group. Read More...

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The Better Philadelphia Elections Coalition will not be endorsing any candidates for City Commissioner in 2019 but will be promoting an agenda around critical issues in local elections, including voting system technology and election security, poll worker recruitment and preparation, disability access and support for limited English proficiency voters. Read More...

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With polls opening Tuesday, November 6, the Committee of Seventy’s nonpartisan Voter Guide and Election Programs are ready to engage voters and improve the voting experience in the Philadelphia area. This year, Seventy is excited to include its WeVote app in the resources voters can leverage to make informed decisions at the polls. Read More...

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The Committee of Seventy, the nonpartisan civic leadership organization, announces the launch of WeVote, an initiative to promote a culture voting in the Greater Philadelphia region through engaging businesses, organizations, and communities and leveraging a new mobile app by MilkCrate.   Read More...

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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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