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Seventy Supports Wolf Administration Financing of New Voting Systems
HARRISBURG, PA – The Committee of Seventy applauds the Wolf administration’s order to issue a bond to cover the long-term investment in safe, secure voting systems. Counties around the state have taken responsible steps over the past year to procure new voting machines with voter-verified paper trails. Such equipment is essential to protect the integrity of our elections, and our local governments deserve this financial support for doing their part.
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Seventy Urges City Commissioner Anthony Clark Not to Seek Reelection in 2015
Says Failure to Vote for Three Years is Astonishing
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Seventy Urges No Appeal of Ruling Striking Down PA’s Voter ID Law
Says PA should comply with spirit of bi-partisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration’s report by making voting easier
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Seventy Urges Permanent City Police Advisory Commission
Says Current PAC Should be Disbanded
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Seventy Urges Probe by Independent Counsel of Sting Operation and Dismissal
PHILADELPHIA – March 17, 2014 –The Committee of Seventy today urged the Pennsylvania General Assembly to quickly allow for the creation of an independent counsel to conduct a fair and non-partisan investigation into a dismissed three-year sting operation that allegedly captured on tape four state Representatives taking money from an undercover informant. The operation, which also involved a former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge accepting a bracelet, was reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer yesterday.
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SEVENTY URGES PUBLIC HEARING ON PGW SALE
Says Council Shouldn’t Wait for Consultant’s Report
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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.
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Slay the Gerrymander Happy Hour on October 17
Help us "Slay the Gerrymander" at a happy hour on Tuesday, October 17th!
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SOYP: Make Philly's Vote Count
State of Young Philly aims to increase civic engagement among Young Philadelphians by strengthening communication between them and getting Young Philadelphians involved politics>
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State Hosting Expo on New Voting Systems
Citizens, advocates and media encouraged to visit the expo in Doylestown