Like other organizations concerned with the current ward practices, "the Committee of Seventy frequently prods Democratic officials to make their decisions more inclusive, despite what bylaws allow." Read More...
Seventy is mentioned alongside other organizations who pride themselves on keeping up the fight for redistricting reform: "In Pennsylvania, the activist group Fair Districts PA has been a strong advocate for fixing partisan redistricting. So too has the long-standing watchdog group Common Cause of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia-based Committee of Seventy." Read More...
In regards to the relationship: “It’s odd,” said David Thornburgh, president and CEO of the Committee of Seventy government watchdog group. “I would think, in any setting – public, private, or nonprofit – the boss borrowing money from a subordinate creates the possibility for some odd dynamics in the office.”   Read More...
“Gerrymandering isn’t just about parties, it’s about people and policy,” explained Kuniholm. Thus the LWVPA, joined by Common Cause PA, the Committee of Seventy, Pennsylvania Council of Churches and others concerned about accountable government filed a lawsuit that went to the state Supreme Court. Read More...
“Tax returns just have more information. And when you’re running for a high-profile, powerful office, especially the executive branch, you should expect a significant amount of scrutiny,” said Patrick Christmas, policy director for the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan good-government organization based in Philadelphia. “And I think voters deserve a full and detailed picture of a candidate’s interests, including their financial interests.”  The tax returns provide a fuller picture of the taxes a candidate is paying, along with the deductions and credits they’re taking, Christmas said.  “There’s a much fuller bit of insight around the financial decisions a person has made over time, much more than is in the statement,” he said. Read More...
One of Seventy's Public Policy Interns, Claire Mao, is interviewed by her home institution of Haverford College about her summer experience thus far working for C70. Her passion for good-governance work and more accessiblity in politics is made clear throughout the entirety of the article. Read More...
One week prior to election day, Danilo Burgos and opponents gathered to participate in a forum co-organized by Al Día and Committee of Seventy. David Thornburgh served as the moderator of the forum and recieved a positive response from Burgos when asking about the district which he would represent: “There’s a lot of self-pride in our community,” he said. “There’s a lot of hope in our community. There’s a lot of positive that needs to be highlighted, needs to be shared with the rest of the state.” Read More...
Pertaining to this year's primary election, David Thornburgh states that the letdown was a lot like Charlie Brown and his football: "We think this time, we’re really going to do it, we’re going to kick the ball, and then Lucy pulls it away again at the last second." Read More...
Seventy is mentioned along with groups such as the League of Women Voters and Common Cause PA for dropping support of SB22 to refocus on House legislation. CEO David Thornburgh comments on the time sensitivity regarding the House's ultimate decision.  Read More...
David Thornburgh collaborated with John Opdycke, president of Open Primaries, on ending gerrymandering for more balanced and competitive districts as well as the benefits that would come from opening the primaries. Read More...
David Thornburgh, president and CEO of the Committee of Seventy, scheduled to speak on the panel at the Berks County Town Hall Meeting later this month regarding the redrawing of Pennsylvania's congressional districts. Read More...
CEO David Thornburgh speaks about Seventy's new campaign, Draw the Lines PA.  Read More...
The three candidates running in Philadelphia's District 197 debate their ideas in preparation for the primary election.  Read More...
Seventy's Policy Program Manager, Patrick Christmas, is cited for his statement on a misleading ballot question.  Read More...
The Committee of Seventy's Chief Advancement Officer, Lauren Cristella, is quoted on expectations for election day.  Read More...
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