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November 08, 2018 • Press Releases
Philadelphia City Commissioner Offices on Ballot in 2019
Better Philadelphia Elections Agenda to be Released Next Year
October 30, 2018 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Prepares for Election Day
PHILADELPHIA, PA – 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.
October 11, 2018 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Launches WeVote Initiative
PHILADELPHIA, PA – 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.
September 17, 2018 • Press Releases
Draw the Lines Project Launch
Draw the Lines PA (DTL) is barnstorming the state this fall to launch its three-year initiative to inform and engage Pennsylvanians around gerrymandering and democratic reform.
September 07, 2018 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Names Six Buchholz Fellows
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Committee of Seventy announced today the selection of its second cohort of Buchholz Fellows, six promising young Philadelphians who will spend a year as members of the Board of the century-old good government group.
August 28, 2018 • Press Releases
Seventy welcomes student and educators back to school this week
The Committee of Seventy welcomes back to school this week students and educators across the City and the Commonwealth.
August 17, 2018 • Press Releases
Seventy Supports a Free Press
The Committee of Seventy--one of the nation’s oldest political reform organizations--stands this week with editorial boards and commentators around the country in expressing deep concern about attacks on journalism and journalists, and applauds any and all efforts to push back on attempts to limit a free and independent news media.
June 29, 2018 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Statement on Campaign for Redistricting Reform
Seventy deplores Harrisburg’s cynical, partisan inaction; urges frustrated voters not to give up on the fight for a better way
May 26, 2018 • Press Releases
Seventy's Statement on Gov. Wolf's 21st Century Voting Reform Plan for PA
The Committee of Seventy welcomes Governor Wolf’s support of several proposals that would help ensure representative and accountable government in Pennsylvania. Campaign finance and redistricting reform, in particular, are urgently needed to prevent special interests from exerting undue influence on the political process and to begin rebuilding trust in our democracy.
May 22, 2018 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Statement on SB 22 Amendment
The Committee of Seventy applauds Senate State Government Committee Chairs Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) and Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) and their Senate State Government Committee colleagues for voting to approve today a compromise proposal that improves the redistricting process in Pennsylvania.