The newest episode of 20 by Seventy takes a rollicking tour through the wit and wisdom of Bill Murray, the South Park underpants gnomes, something called "logic models," a new play about John Lewis and the Selma bridge, the Women's Marches and Indivisible.  Read More...

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Seventy welcomes thoughts, questions and concerns from the city’s business, civic and elected leaders on a proposal for the city to shift to "best value" procurement. The feedback will help determine Seventy’s position the ballot question facing voters on May 16, 2017. Read More...
How remarkable it would be to see committed citizen leaders bring the same passion to making democracy work as they did to expanding pre-K and rebuilding parks, libraries, and rec centers. Now's the time for action. Read More...
David Thornburgh talks about how Seventy will heed the call for political renewal (including a campaign against gerrymandering), Alison Perelman of Philadelphia 3.0 discusses the effort to recruit millenials into the trenches of local politics, and an expert on called "ranked-choice voting" explains how it could transform the status quo. Read More...

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The Committee of Seventy Board of Directors has elected Bret S. Perkins as Chairman. Mr. Perkins, who is Vice President of External & Government Affairs at Comcast Corporation, succeeds Dr. Stephen S. Tang CEO of the University City Science Center. Read More...

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In the latest episode of our podcast 20 by Seventy, we discuss the prospect of young Philadelphians running for office, how Philly elections can tighten up, fake news, and more. Read More...

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Seventy's November 2016 Voter Experience Survey recieved nearly 1,700 responses from the Philadelphia area. Hundreds of voters reported wait times longer than 30 minutes and inappropriate requests for identification before being allowed to vote. Read More...

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Amid the rubble of this Presidential campaign, here in Philadelphia we must rebuild from the ground up, engaging our young people (especially) in pursuit of an ethical political culture and an approach to effective governance that, ominously, they have never seen for themselves. Read More...
The Internet is replete with new voter apps this election season. Civic Engagement Fellow Ty Harden provides a tour of the top performers. Read More...
Committee of Seventy CEO David Thornburgh explains why claims of massive voter fraud are a bunch of hooey. Also, in Episode 7, a tour of the new array of election apps to inform voters, and a few words from new, immigrant voters thrilled to be voting in an American election. Read More...

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Episode 6 of the 20 by Seventy podcast features the president of Open Primaries USA, digital pollster Nina Hoe of BeHeardPhilly, jerk chicken and crabcakes. Read More...

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Seventy and the Temple Institute for Survey Research released new results from a post-DNC survey finding that 82% of participating Philadelphians thought hosting the DNC was extremely (54%) or moderately (28%) good for the city. Respondents also indicated, however, that they trust government barely half of time. Read More...
Seventy President David Thornburgh submitted written comments urging the House State Government Committee to consider creating an independent and impartial citizen commission to restore faith and transparency to the decennial redistricting process. Read More...

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