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April 28, 2022 • Press Releases
New Reform Legislation Would Add Transparency, Public Input to Opaque Redistricting Process
Councilmember Derek Green today introduced his second package of reform legislation this year, this time proposing a special commission to gather public input for redrawing Philadelphia’s 10 City Council districts.
April 20, 2022 • Press Releases
Councilmember’s Trial Highlights the Need for Reforms to Ethics Rules and Council Prerogative
The public will have to wait for a final outcome in Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson's trial. In the meantime, there is work to be done to bolster Philadelphians’ trust in City Hall.
November 30, 2021 • Press Releases
Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt to Serve as President & CEO of Committee of Seventy
Today, the Committee of Seventy’s Board of Directors announced that Al Schmidt has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Pennsylvania’s long standing nonpartisan advocate for better government.
November 15, 2021 • Press Releases
Statement on the Conviction of Councilmember Bobby Henon and Local 98 Business Manager John Dougherty
The conviction of Councilmember Bobby Henon and Local 98 business manager John Dougherty marks a historic break from business as usual in Philadelphia politics.
September 17, 2021 • Press Releases
Statement on Misguided Senate Action to Subpoena Voter Records and Personal Information Regarding the 2020 General Election
Statement on Misguided Senate Action to Subpoena Voter Records and Personal Information Regarding the 2020 General Election
July 23, 2021 • Press Releases
David Thornburgh to Step Aside as Committee of Seventy CEO to Assume New Role as Senior Advisor
David Thornburgh to Step Aside as Committee of Seventy CEO to Assume New Role as Senior Advisor
June 30, 2021 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Statement on Governor Wolf’s Veto of House Bill 1300
Committee of Seventy Statement on Governor Wolf’s Veto of House Bill 1300
June 23, 2021 • Press Releases
Statement on SB735 and the Current Debate Over Election Policy in Pennsylvania
Statement on SB735 and the Current Debate Over Election Policy in Pennsylvania
May 18, 2021 • Press Releases
Bipartisan Open Primaries Legislation Introduced
BIPARTISAN OPEN PRIMARIES LEGISLATION INTRODUCED Proposal would allow 900,000 independent voters to vote on candidates in taxpayer-funded primary elections
May 17, 2021 • Press Releases
Sen. Dan Laughlin to Introduce Open Primaries Legislation to Enfranchise 900,000 Independent Voters on Election Day
Sen. Dan Laughlin to Introduce Open Primaries Legislation to Enfranchise 900,000 Independent Voters on Election Day