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January 12, 2023
State Senate Passes Controversial Amendments to Constitution
The Committee of Seventy is deeply concerned about the PA Senate's approval of two controversial amendments to the state Constitution.
January 06, 2023
C70 President and CEO Al Schmidt to Receive Presidential Citizens Medal
The medal, the second-highest civilian award given by our government, recognizes extraordinary efforts to protect American democracy.
January 05, 2023
Governor-elect Josh Shapiro nominates C70 President and CEO Al Schmidt as Secretary of the Commonwealth
Governor-elect Josh Shapiro announced his intent to appoint Al Schmidt, President and CEO of the Committee of Seventy, as Secretary of the Commonwealth.
December 07, 2022 • Press Releases
C70 to Serve as Community Hub for Lenfest “Every Voice, Every Vote” coalition
The project aims to amplify the issues that matter to voters in neighborhoods across Philadelphia during the 2023 municipal election.
October 31, 2022 • Press Releases
C70 Partners With Morgan Lewis to Promote Civic Engagement
This partnership will educate and empower team members from one of Philadelphia's preeminent law firms to get involved and support democracy.
September 19, 2022
Committee of Seventy Hosts National Voter Registration Day Rally and Call to Action
Committee of Seventy will announce a special raffle for businesses and organizations that sign up as WeVote partners ahead of Election Day on November 8.
June 01, 2022
Women in Public Leadership Event
On May 26, 2022, the Committee of Seventy hosted an event celebrating women in public leadership and honoring Judith M. von Seldeneck with its Civic Leadership Award.
May 23, 2022
C70 Testimony on Bill Nos. 220049, 220360, and 220361
Testimony submitted to Philadelphia's City Council Committee on Law and Government
May 11, 2022
Committee of Seventy Awarded $850,000 to Strengthen Democracy and Build Trust in Pennsylvania’s Elections
The nonprofit’s largest ever single grant will also fund voter outreach and support for election workers.
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.