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October 28, 2014 • Press Releases
WHAT: The Committee of Seventy has recruited and trained 150 non-partisan volunteers to help Pennsylvania voters on November 4, 2014. Representatives of the media are urged to remind Philadelphians with questions about voting, or who experience problems at the polls, to call Seventy’s NEW dedicated elections hotline at 1-855-SEVENTY (1-855-738-3689).
October 27, 2014 • Press Releases
Killing PGW Deal Cowardly and an Affront to City Taxpayers
PHILADELPHIA – October 27, 2014 – The Committee of Seventy called Philadelphia City Council’s unilateral decision today to kill a proposed $1.86 billion sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works without a public hearing an affront to the taxpayers of Philadelphia.
October 24, 2014 • Press Releases
City Council's Stonewalling on PGW Proposal “Reprehensible”
PHILADELPHIA – October 24, 2014 – The Committee of Seventy today accused Philadelphia City Council of stonewalling to kill the proposed $1.86 billion sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works.
October 22, 2014 • Press Releases
Committee of Seventy Names David B. Thornburgh as New CEO
PHILADELPHIA – October 22, 2014 – The Committee of Seventy has named David B. Thornburgh as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors announced Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Thornburgh assumes the position vacated by Zack Stalberg who retired in July. He will officially join the Committee of Seventy in December 2014.
October 09, 2014 • Press Releases
Seventy Urges City Commissioner Anthony Clark Not to Seek Reelection in 2015
Says Failure to Vote for Three Years is Astonishing
October 07, 2014 • Press Releases
City Taxpayers Deserve Permanent Inspector General
Watchdog says OIG should have oversight over all city government
September 17, 2014 • Letters & Testimony
Testimony on Proposed Regulation No. 1
Philadelphia Board of Ethics
September 02, 2014 • Press Releases
Will Offer Year-Round Customer Service on Elections and Voting
July 31, 2014 • Press Releases
Seventy Urges Permanent City Police Advisory Commission
Says Current PAC Should be Disbanded
June 24, 2014 • Press Releases
Ellen Mattleman Kaplan To Become Seventy’s Interim President and CEO
PHILADELPHIA – June 26, 2014 – Ellen Mattleman Kaplan has been named Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Committee of Seventy, the Philadelphia-based independent watchdog organization.