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Politics: Committee Of Seventy Works to Improve City Government

Politics: Committee Of Seventy Works to Improve City Government

It is no secret that Philadelphia has been marred by political scandals and corruption throughout its storied past. From the Abscam sting to the controversies surrounding Mayor Street’s administration, from Vince Fumo’s conviction to current allegations against State Senator Larry Farnese and Congressman Chaka Fattah, the city of Philadelphia does not have a great record when it comes to government […]

 

Center City: Committee of Seventy Makes Strides To Increase Young Voter Turnout

Center City: Committee of Seventy Makes Strides To Increase Young Voter Turnout

The mayoral election may be over but the staff at the Committee of Seventy says that increasing voter turnout is not a seasonal mission to them. Founded in 1904, the Committee of Seventy has been pushing to help make Philadelphia’s government responsive to its citizens’ needs and making government operations more transparent. Because technology has advanced since 1904, […]

 

Center City: “We Have an Ongoing Need to Increase the Quality of Our Political Leadership.”

Center City: “We Have an Ongoing Need to Increase the Quality of Our Political Leadership.”

David Thornburgh may have Pittsburgh roots but his passion lies on the other side of the Keystone state in Philadelphia politics. As the President and CEO of the historic Committee of Seventy, a non-profit organization founded in 1904, Thornburgh and his team have served as local political watchdogs in the city of Philadelphia. Operating on […]

 By Liam McKenna and Kenny Thapoung

Hunting Park: Women Encourage Voter Participation

Hunting Park: Women Encourage Voter Participation

When the polls closed last November, most people went back to their mindset that the next time to vote was during the next presidential election in four years. However, too many among the voting public overlook the fact that between those 48 month presidential election cycles, local elections take place – elections that have more […]