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All Voters Vote in HD 190 Special Election
But independents to be shut out of April presidential primary
event/Open to the Public
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.
issue/Unit 2 - Who Are We?
American Values: What are they?
To help students discover the breadth and variety of values that Americans hold dear. Then, to help them notice and discuss how sometimes those values can come into tension, not necessarily as a matter of good vs. evil, but more as a matter of competing goods.
issue/Unit 3 - Are We Listening?
Asking Different Kinds of Questions
To introduce students to different kinds of questions they can ask themselves and others – whether in class, with friends and family, or in different conversation settings. And to give them practice in using different kinds of questions.
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
issue/Grades 6-8
Becoming a Leader in Your Community
Carl the Complainer by Michelle Knudsen
Beyond the Ballot: Understanding the Role of Local Elected Officials
Join the Committee of Seventy for a dynamic virtual panel discussion featuring local elected officials from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.
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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
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Blue Ribbon Commission on Election Security Issues Final Report
Report urges voter-marked paper-ballot systems for 2020 elections