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June 24, 2014 • Press Releases
Ellen Mattleman Kaplan To Become Seventy’s Interim President and CEO
PHILADELPHIA – June 26, 2014 – Ellen Mattleman Kaplan has been named Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Committee of Seventy, the Philadelphia-based independent watchdog organization.
June 10, 2014 • Press Releases
Seventy Calls Immediate Public Hearing on PGW Sale “Imperative”
Says Council’s Inaction Could Jeopardize Approval of Five-Year Plan
June 03, 2014 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy's Zack Stalberg leaving Seventy and Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA – June 3, 2014 – The Committee of Seventy today announced the retirement of its President and CEO, Zack Stalberg.
May 06, 2014 • Press Releases
Make Sure You're Ready to Vote on May 20, Says Seventy
Encourages Voters with Questions to Call 1-866-OUR VOTE (1-866-687-8683) Hotline
April 02, 2014 • Press Releases
Campaign Contribution Limits to City Candidates Preserved: U.S. Supreme Court’s campaign finance ruling has no local impact
PHILADELPHIA – January 23, 2014 –The Committee of Seventy expressed relief that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued today does not impact caps on contributions to most candidates elected by Philadelphia voters.
March 17, 2014 • Press Releases
Seventy Urges Probe by Independent Counsel of Sting Operation and Dismissal
PHILADELPHIA – March 17, 2014 –The Committee of Seventy today urged the Pennsylvania General Assembly to quickly allow for the creation of an independent counsel to conduct a fair and non-partisan investigation into a dismissed three-year sting operation that allegedly captured on tape four state Representatives taking money from an undercover informant. The operation, which also involved a former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge accepting a bracelet, was reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer yesterday.
January 23, 2014 • Press Releases
Seventy Urges No Appeal of Ruling Striking Down PA’s Voter ID Law
Says PA should comply with spirit of bi-partisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration’s report by making voting easier