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2016 Apps for Philly Democracy Hackathon
Seventy's partnering with the City of Philadelphia on Code for Philly's second annual Apps for Philly Democracy Hackathon, March 18-20.
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2016 Election Returns Watch Party at City Diner
City Diner is the place to be after the polls close on Nov. 8th!
2023 Women in Public Leadership Event
Please join the Committee of Seventy for the second annual Women in Public Leadership Event. The event will feature a timely and important conversation on the media's vital role in a democracy. C70 will also honor renowned civic leader, Sharmain Matlock-Turner, CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition, for her tireless work advancing social and economic justice, promoting voter engagement, and advocating for the rights of marginalized communities. The event is also an opportunity to connect with leaders across the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and also create opportunities for emerging women leaders.
A Conversation with Former U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies
C70, the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia, and Temple's MPP program are co-hosting an event with former PA congresswoman Marjorie Margolies. Marjorie will speak to her experience as both a mother and a congresswoman. She will attempt to answer the question "can women have it all?". The event will be moderated by C70's Interim President Lauren Cristella. Light refreshments will be offered and books will be available for purchase. The event is free to attend.
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A Message from CEO David Thornburgh on the Challenges of the Times
by David Thornburgh President and CEO Committee of Seventy
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All Voters Vote in HD 190 Special Election
But independents to be shut out of April presidential primary
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American Experiments on July 25
The best ideas from America's civic tech and political reform communities to help reinvigorate democracy in the US were showcased in American Experiments on July 25.
BallotPA Testimony on Bipartisanship for Speaker's Workgroup
BallotPA chair David Thornburgh urged Speaker Rozzi and his bipartisan workgroup members to consider allowing independents to vote in primary elections as a means to ease partisan gridlock.
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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
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Bipartisan Open Primaries Legislation Introduced
BIPARTISAN OPEN PRIMARIES LEGISLATION INTRODUCED Proposal would allow 900,000 independent voters to vote on candidates in taxpayer-funded primary elections