Who is best suited to be the city's chief auditor? Democratic City Controller candidates Alan Butkovitz and Rebecca Rhynhart will square off on Tuesday, May 9 -- just one week before polls open. Hosted by The Philadelphia Citizen and the Committee of Seventy, the debate will be moderated by forme...
Tuesday, May 9 2017 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
In 1972, political journalist Timothy Crouse’s book Boys on the Bus captured the unique experience of journalists covering the Presidential campaign. But the boys on the 1972 bus would not recognize the experience of their counterparts today, the young people (boys AND girls) covering the 2016 pr...
Sunday, July 24 2016 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM
When Seventy's leadership set out to design our 111th Annual Luncheon, we wanted journalists who specialize in how the policy agendas, strategies, egos, staffs, gaffes and unforeseen events mix to create a campaign and influence elections. We were also hoping that they could use their extensive ...
Thursday, November 12 2015 12:00 PM — 2:00 PM
An enjoyable evening celebrating the efforts of those who ran as first-time candidates in the May 19th Primary. We are looking to acknowledge and encourage strong and continued participation in our political process.
Thursday, June 18 2015 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Join the Committee of Seventy, League of Women Voters, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts and our event partners (Asian Pacific American Bar Association of PA, Barristers Association of Philadelphia, Hispanic Bar Association of PA, and South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia) to mingle with the...
Tuesday, May 12 2015 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Join Seventy, Young Involved Philadelphia and our panelists Tom Ferrick, Philly.com’s The Next Mayor project and Holly Otterbein, Citified for analysis on how campaign contributions are shaping the 2015 city elections. We'll also take a look at Crowdpac, a new tool to evaluate candidates, make (a...
Monday, May 11 2015 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Most people vote twice a year. For the most part, it’s a fairly seamless process. Enter the polling place, sign the poll book, close the curtain and cast your vote. Have you ever wondered who’s in charge of making sure that everything goes smoothly, and that your vote is counted? Is the admin...
Tuesday, April 28 2015 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Political polls: Do they energize supporters of the underdog? Lull the frontrunner’s fans into complacency? Come hear Franklin and Marshall’s renowned pollster G. Terry Madonna talk about how polls influence voting behavior just one week before Pennsylvanians vote for Governor. Join us Monday, ...
Monday, October 27 2014 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM
Join us for our inaugural How Philly Works LIVE! and connect with other political junkies at a happy hour conversation with Neil Oxman, founder of The Campaign Group, political consultant extraordinaire and PGA caddy. As you know the PA governor's race is heating up. Political ads are already flo...
Wednesday, September 17 2014 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM