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C70 President and CEO Al Schmidt to Receive Presidential Citizens Medal
The medal, the second-highest civilian award given by our government, recognizes extraordinary efforts to protect American democracy.
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C70 President and CEO, David Thornburgh, on the importance of Fair Elections
A critical part of ensuring all voices are heard is maintaining the integrity of our elections. Seventy works to fulfill that mission through efforts like Draw the Lines and Open Primaries PA.
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C70's Voter Experience Survey: Generally OK, but some long lines and inappropriate requests for voter ID
NOVEMBER 2016 VOTER EXPERIENCE SURVEY: GENERALLY OK, BUT SOME LONG LINES AND INAPPROPRIATE REQUESTS FOR VOTER IDENTIFICATION
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C70 Testimony on Bill Nos. 220049, 220360, and 220361
Testimony submitted to Philadelphia's City Council Committee on Law and Government
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C70 Testimony on Philadelphia City Council Redistricting - Bill No. 220003
C70 Policy Director Patrick Christmas provides testimony regarding City Council's proposed map.
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C70 to Kick Coffee Can of Destiny Down the Ben Franklin Parkway into New Coffee Museum
Philadelphia, PA (April 1, 2019) --- The Committee of Seventy (C70) announced today that it has negotiated rights to acquire the "Coffee Can of Destiny" (CCoD) from the Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners and plans to donate it to a new Philadelphia Coffee Museum to be built on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
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C70 to Serve as Community Hub for Lenfest “Every Voice, Every Vote” coalition
The project aims to amplify the issues that matter to voters in neighborhoods across Philadelphia during the 2023 municipal election.
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Campaign Contribution Limits to City Candidates Preserved: U.S. Supreme Court’s campaign finance ruling has no local impact
PHILADELPHIA – January 23, 2014 –The Committee of Seventy expressed relief that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued today does not impact caps on contributions to most candidates elected by Philadelphia voters.
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Campaign for Election Reform and Modernization Will Continue Despite Commonwealth Court Decision
Better Government Advocates Press Need to Reform City Commissioners Office
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Can We Talk?
Please join us to strike a blow for the notion that America isn’t doomed to division. Some hard work needs doing, but we can do it. Beginning here, in Philadelphia.