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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.
July 29, 2016 • Press Releases
Philadelphians Trust Hillary Clinton Three Times as Often as They Do Donald Trump
(Philadelphia, PA, July 29, 2016): The Committee of Seventy, Philadelphia’s nonpartisan advocate for better government, and the Temple Institute for Survey Research released the results of a survey of Philadelphians today that found that they trust Hillary Clinton 53.8% of the time and Donald Trump only 14% of the time.
May 04, 2016 • Press Releases
Broad Based Coalition Calls for City Council to Create a new Department of Elections
To be administered by Election Director appointed by the Mayor with oversight by appointed, bipartisan Philadelphia Board of Elections
April 19, 2016 • Press Releases
What Apathetic Young Voters? Committee of Seventy’s High School Election Ambassador Program Grows by 50%
(Philadelphia, PA) More than 950 high-school students from 22 high schools in Philadelphia and Montgomery County are participating in Committee of Seventy’s expanded Election Ambassador Corps trainings this spring. That’s more than a 50% increase from the number who participated last fall. The students prepared to serve as Election Ambassadors more than 1,000 polling places near their homes on Pennsylvania’s Primary Day, April 26.
March 02, 2016 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Launches Podcast Hosted by Chris Satullo
Titled 20 by Seventy, the monthly digital product will advance Seventy’s mission to make Philadelphia a more efficient, effective, and ethical city
January 22, 2016 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Calls for an End to Elected City Commissioners
PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 21, 2016) – Committee of Seventy CEO David Thornburgh today released the following statement:
November 09, 2015 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy and Crowdpac Ballot Tool Drives Increased Engagement in 2015 Municipal Election
Collaboration's success prepares platform for impact in 2016 Philadelphia primary
November 02, 2015 • Press Releases
Philadelphia District Attorney's Election Fraud Task Force Is Prepared For Tomorrow's General Election
PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 2, 2015) - Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams today reminded voters to call the District Attorney’s Election Fraud Task Force if they experience any difficulty casting their ballot. The office’s hotline numbers are 215-686-9641,9643 or 9644. And, while joined by President and CEO of the Committee of Seventy David Thornburgh, he reminded all Philadelphians that they need to vote tomorrow.
October 06, 2015 • Press Releases
Seventy, Philadelphia 3.0, 5th Square and Philly Set Go submit records request for information about City Commissioner Clark
PHILADELPHIA- Four civic leadership organizations committed to fair elections and good governance filed requests for information about City Commissioner Anthony Clark on Tuesday.