Posts Tagged ‘Committee of Seventy’
Go Here to Find Your Polling Place

Go Here to Find Your Polling Place

The Committee of Seventy’s polling place guide is down (Monday, 3:40 p.m.), and they’re urging those interested to go to VotesPA.com, instead. We had originally linked to Seventy’s site in our voting guide. We’ll spare you the navigation through the government’s website. Just go here and type in your address. It’ll tell you where to vote, and...

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Is Voter ID Ruling a Win or Delayed Loss?

Is Voter ID Ruling a Win or Delayed Loss?

Many in the media and punditry began calling Tuesday’s ruling on the Pennsylvania Voter ID bill a win immediately after Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson issued a stay of the law. And sure. For the immediate future, voters will not be suppressed from their civic right. But the law was not overturned. It is very much still alive. And the more we ignore...

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Will State’s Most Recent Voter ID Concession Convince Critics?

Will State’s Most Recent Voter ID Concession Convince Critics?

As the newest round of Voter ID hearings began this morning in Commonwealth Court, the state said it’s attempting to ease its identification rules, again. PennDOT officials noted today that applicants looking to get a new state ID to vote will now only have to make one trip to ID centers. While there, they can apply for a voting-only card, “and if there is...

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ACLU-PA To Announce Voter ID Suit

ACLU-PA To Announce Voter ID Suit

The ACLU said today it will announce a lawsuit tomorrow alongside the Advancement Project, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP), and the Washington, DC law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP, against Governor Tom Corbett and the state over the recently-signed, soon-to-be-enforced Pennsylvania Voter ID law. Several states, including Wisconsin and...

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Seventy Volunteer on Importance of Voter ID Education

Seventy Volunteer on Importance of Voter ID Education

Faye Anderson is volunteering for '70.' Faye Anderson, who we last spoke to about her web-based Voter ID app Cost of Freedom, is out volunteering for the Committee of Seventy outside polling places today. Their mission: Inform the public on the new Voter ID law. She says while she’s been handing out the Seventy fliers she was given—which explain which...

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Seventy’s Stalberg Goes on Power 99 Radio to Discuss Voter ID

Seventy’s Stalberg Goes on Power 99 Radio to Discuss Voter ID

Zack Stalberg The fight over Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law has essentially become a war of information. Legislatively speaking, it’s over and the naysayers lost. But rather than resign in defeat, groups like the Committee of 70 and Cost of Freedom have taken it upon themselves to inform the public of what the law means so we’re not stuck with our tails between...

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Committee of Seventy Releases Everything You Need to Know about Voter ID

As you know, after a long, multi-season fight in Harrisburg, the Legislature passed the Pennsylvania Voter ID law this week and Gov. Tom Corbett let his T-Bone steak dinner go cold to sign it just hours later. One of the many nonprofit and advocacy groups across the state that’d fought against the bill was Philadelphia good government group Committee of Seventy....

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DAILY GRINDER: Now Comes Search for Ackerman Payout’s ‘Anonymous Donors’

The Inky says the $405 thousand in donations from “anonymous donors” helped speed former-Superintendent Ackerman’s departure. (Ya think?) Oh, and how’s this for shady: That money is going to be “channeled” through the Philadelphia Children First Fund so Ackerman can get it. Meanwhile, the Committee of Seventy is making their presence known, since...

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Philly: GOTV or STFU – Voting Info

Here’s what you need to know about today’s elections. First off, vote. If you don’t, read the headline. Polls opened this morning at 7am and will stay that way until 8pm tonight. If you’re in line by 8pm, you’re good. They’ll stay open for you. If you don’t know where your voting place is, check out these sites: Where To Vote Google Voting Maps Bring...

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Register To Vote by Oct. 4, or Else

Register To Vote by Oct. 4, or Else

Quit procrastinating. Get out there and register to vote. Otherwise you’ll face a tide of [liberals] [conservatives] (check whichever box whose worldview you are irrationally opposed to) sweeping into power and ruining the American way of life you know and love, and you will have squandered an opportunity to stop them. Whatever new ways this state/ nation...

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