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December 06, 2018 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Supports the Call for a Review of City Land Sales
The Committee of Seventy is joining the call made this week by the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities for the City Controller to conduct a review of city land sales. Reporting by the Inquirer and Daily News confirm the continuation of City Council’s problematic role in land disposition, a longtime concern for Seventy.
November 29, 2018 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Statement on the PA Redistricting Reform Commission
Harrisburg, PA – The Committee of Seventy applauds Governor Wolf for the Executive Order he issued today creating the Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission. Furthermore, we are honored that the Governor asked our President and CEO, David Thornburgh to, chair this important group.
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