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Press & Testimony

September 14, 2017 • Press Releases
Campaign for Election Reform and Modernization Will Continue Despite Commonwealth Court Decision
Better Government Advocates Press Need to Reform City Commissioners Office
September 07, 2017 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Names Five Buchholz Fellows
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Committee of Seventy announced today the selection of five inaugural Buchholz Fellows, promising young Philadelphians who will spend a year as Board members of the century-old good government group.
June 05, 2017 • Press Releases
Keystone Votes Coalition Report Indicates Thousands of Lost or Late Voter Registration Records in 2016
17,000 late processed applications found in Philadelphia alone
May 15, 2017 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Election Program Set for May 16 Primary Election
New Ballot Tool added to portfolio of election projects
May 03, 2017 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Supports Best Value Procurement Amendment
Voters have the opportunity to approve the proposal on May 16
April 27, 2017 • Press Releases
BallotReady and Committee of Seventy to Pilot New Voter Tool for Philadelphia Elections in 2017
BallotReady’s New CivicEngine helps prepare voters for Election Day
March 27, 2017 • Press Releases
Voting Rights Advocates File Suit to Ensure Accountability in May Primary
Philadelphia, Pa. – Philadelphia 3.0, the Committee of Seventy and several candidates for elected office today filed a lawsuit asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to direct the President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas to replace Philadelphia’s City Commissioners with interim election officials for the May 2017 primary. The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys from the Public Interest Law Center and private counsel.
January 11, 2017 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Board Elects Bret S. Perkins Chairman
(PHILADELPHIA, PA) The Committee of Seventy Board of Directors has elected Bret S. Perkins as Chairman. Mr. Perkins, who is Vice President of External & Government Affairs at Comcast Corporation, succeeds Dr. Stephen S. Tang CEO of the University City Science Center.
December 05, 2016 • Press Releases
C70's Voter Experience Survey: Generally OK, but some long lines and inappropriate requests for voter ID
NOVEMBER 2016 VOTER EXPERIENCE SURVEY: GENERALLY OK, BUT SOME LONG LINES AND INAPPROPRIATE REQUESTS FOR VOTER IDENTIFICATION
November 04, 2016 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy's “Voices of Voting” Returns for One-Day Election Run
VOICES OF VOTING addresses youth voting rights and advocacy, Four Performances at University City’s Enterprise Center on November 7.