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Become a Member

Be a champion of local democracy.

Become a member today!

For almost 120 years, the Committee of Seventy has been a nonpartisan leader in advancing representative, ethical, and effective government in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. 

Become a member and you can help us ensure that more eligible voters will vote, will be informed when they vote, and will vote with confidence. You will be an active participant in our democratic process, and together we'll work to build trust among our fellow citizens in local election officials, in the integrity of our systems, and in each other.

Your membership also provides unique opportunities to meet civic leaders and policy experts, gain inside knowledge of the reform process, and connect with people who are passionate about our city and commonwealth - plus, swag!

As Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country."

Thank you for being a champion of local democracy!

*Membership benefits last for 12 months from the date of enrollment.

Supporter Membership ($70)

Advanced notification around Event signups, Annual Membership Impact Reports, C70 swag, and Invitations to members-only experiences and receptions including a Meet-and-Greet with the Committee of Seventy’s CEO Al Schmidt.

Advocate Membership ($100)

All all of the benefits of Supporter Membership, plus: Policy Briefing conference calls with C70 Policy Director, Patrick Christmas, as well as access to special speakers & events.

Champion Membership ($250+)

All Supporter and Advocate Membership Benefits, plus an annual lunch & briefing with C70 CEO Al Schmidt.

Leadership Circle ($1,000)

The Leadership Circle includes all of the benefits of membership and a ticket to the Committee of Seventy's Anniversary Luncheon, which features prominent speakers, like then VP Joe Biden, and draws over 600 business and civic leaders from the region.

BE A SUPER CITIZEN!  We've launched a Super Citizen Membership Program, in partnership with The Philadelphia Citizen and Young Involved Philadelphia. All members who join C70 will automatically be enrolled in the Super Citizen program for 2022. In addition to the benefits included with your C70 membership, Super Citizens will also receive these enhanced benefits from our partners:

  • Civic engagement matchmaking

  • Discounts to ticketed Super Citizen events

  • Members-only civic engagement newsletter

  • Recognition on Super Citizen's Member Wall

  • Free admission to Young Involved Philadelphia Happy Hours

  • 20% discount to all Young Involved Philadelphia hosted events