Strengthening Democracy: C70s Impact Report

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STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY

IMPACT
2022
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“THE BEST WAY TO STRENGTHEN DEMOCRACY IS TO PARTICIPATE IN IT.”

STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY 1 CONTENTS 04 Reaching Voters with Vital Information 08 Creating a Culture of Voting 10 Celebrating the Power of the Vote 14 Safeguarding Elections 16 Giving the People a Voice 20 Investing in the Future of Democracy With the support of our full C70 community, we have never been in a stronger position than right now to carry out our important and historic mission.

This critical juncture in the history of our democratic Republic, when our foundations are being weakened by misinformation and lies, has allowed us to do what we do best—provide voters with vital, non-partisan, non-political election information. In this interview, C70 leadership reflect on our unique role, how we can all strengthen democracy, and the future of Seventy.

What excites you about Seventy’s mission and impact?

ERIC

The role that Committee of Seventy has played for the past 120 years in terms of improving elections, improving voter access, and speaking out against and condemning public corruption when it occurs–I don’t know that there’s any other organization in the United States quite like C70. Seventy fills an important role as a trusted source of vital non-partisan, non-political information at a time when voters are so often the target of misinformation around elections.

C70’s mission and values are a perfect fit for the challenges we have right now. So many people fear that our democracy is not working the way it’s supposed to. They feel a disconnect between elected officials and the interests of citizens.

C70 is a trusted, constructive voice that can resist extreme partisanship and encourage collaboration.

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AL SCHMIDT Former & CEO ERIC KRAEUTLER Chairman LAUREN CRISTELLA Interim President & COO

How can we participate in strengthening democracy in Pennsylvania? ERIC

At a time when so many of our institutions have been weakened or discredited, we can all play an important role by getting out and voting and not taking our democracy for granted. Our individual power to speak the truth as a trusted friend or neighbor may be even more important than the media. Each of us can do our part by standing up for the truth, speaking out against lies, and thinking critically about the information we’re encountering.

Being well-informed and staying current on what’s going on at the local and state level is one of the most important things people can do to strengthen our democracy. The other is getting involved. We must resist indifference and demand better. As they say, voting is not a spectator sport. The more people who participate, get involved in volunteering, work at the polls, the stronger our democracy will be.

What challenges will C70 focus on moving forward?

LAUREN

Voting is necessary and incredibly important, but not sufficient to bring about the change we deserve. Beyond preparing voters to cast their ballot, C70 is focused on preparing people for active citizenship. The future of Seventy is providing education that allows people to empower themselves and their communities—to hold their officials accountable to the promises they made during campaigns, and demand more from their government. We are known for providing world-class resources, for shining a light on things that should be of concern to every Philadelphian and every Pennsylvanian. What’s next is to build on this work to bring our resources to more people and include more voices in the work. We’ll do that by expanding our Youth Civics work across the City and Commonwealth, continue to build the WeVote network to reach more people and communities, and continue to find strength in the inclusive coalitions we build to support our advocacy efforts.

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REACHING VOTERS WITH VITAL INFORMATION STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY

WE MET AN URGENT NEED FOR TRUSTED, TRUTHFUL INFORMATION.

Seventy’s world-class resources and tools continued to ensure voters were informed and ready to confidently cast their ballot in one of the most consequential election years in American history.

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42,000+ SUBSCRIBERS TO SEVENTY’S CONTENT

12,894 INTERACTIVE VOTER GUIDE USERS

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ON-DEMAND ELECTION BRIEFINGS AND INFO SESSIONS

21 SUPPLEMENTAL INFO SESSIONS FOR POLL WORKERS

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TRAIN-THE-TRAINER SESSIONS FOR LOCAL LEADERS TO PROVIDE ELECTION BRIEFINGS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES

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2022 Voter Education Highlights

Election Briefings

Studio C70

As an organization that does sexual and reproductive health work, what we do is heavily politicized. What happens in elections truly, truly has a day-to-day impact on the work we do and on the access to care that folks in our community have. In particular, this year, we felt like it was really important to give our staff some additional briefings because there was so much misinformation in the air, very polarized positions, and also a backdrop of a constitutional amendment that was potentially going to impact our work and the work of our networks in a very significant way. We wanted folks to be aware of all the things that would potentially be on the ballot, and also to understand the processes which have become a little more complex, post-COVID, with more options but also more deadlines and changes. With respect to Seventy’s election briefings, I just appreciate that there is a nonpartisan community resource so readily available to provide information to make the election process as smooth and understandable, and accessible as possible for my staff.

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Students and C70 staff interviewed candidates seeking office in Pennsylvania.
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Montgomery County Commissioner Valerie Arkoosh
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Mary Gay Scanlon Constitution High School students 4 Richard Weiss, Candidate for U.S. Senate Pittsburgh CAPA Magnet School Students

SEVENTY IN THE NEWS WE REACHED MILLIONS.

Through a robust multifaceted, multimedia education and outreach campaign, we connected with more voters than ever before.

Notable National Coverage

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Media 757 TV MENTIONS (estimated audience: 36,105,480)
RADIO MENTIONS (estimated audience: 111,066,107)
C70 in the
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1,691,660 IMPRESSIONS

203,000 IMPRESSIONS

20,000 IMPRESSIONS

14,000 IMPRESSIONS

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“Social media is a growing source of information for voters, and it is a critical part of Seventy’s work to actively participate in those spaces.”
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— Michelle Montalvo, Director of Communications, Committee of Seventy
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with us on social @committeeof70 Social engagement leading up to the election* *July

CREATING A CULTURE OF VOTING STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY

W e Vote

EXPANDED ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH.

Our WeVote community of business partners saw tremendous growth this year and now includes over 100 partner organizations, reaching well over 1,000 different businesses, organizations, and community groups across Pennsylvania.

WeVote receives its funding from: The William Penn Foundation, Rapoport Foundation, Agua Fund, and Thomas Skleton Harrison Foundation

Seventy provides WeVote partners with tools and resources to create successful civic engagement campaigns within their organizations.

Meet: Kate WeVote Partner: Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (PCA)

“By partnering with Seventy, we had a clear plan of communication around the election with our 10,000 email subscribers and advocates. It was really useful for us to have graphics, email templates, external information, and logistics. And I know that our audiences were really excited to receive those things. I was also personally inspired to register to be a poll worker. So, I volunteered as a poll worker on Election Day, because of the information I received from Committee of Seventy.”

Meet: Sharmain

WeVote Partner: Urban Affairs Coalition

“Voting is an important way for citizens to communicate with our government. Through this process, we share our priorities for making our communities better places to live, work, play, and dream every day. There is a direct relationship between our vote, who is elected at every level of government, and the policies that our communities are governed by. Our vote is so powerful! As a WeVote partner, UAC and our program partners have at our fingertips a robust set of resources that support our efforts to promote civic engagement.”

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Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership

500+ nonprofits in the Pittsburgh area

New WeVote Partners

Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

460+ member organizations

Other notable new partnerships include the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (140,000 clients served); the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (22,000+ employees across the Philadelphia region); and the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team (public service announcements and voter registration hubs at multiple games before the election, plus attendance at “Party at the Polls” locations in Philadelphia on Election Day).

We launched a groundbreaking partnership with global law firm Morgan Lewis.

Through this first-of-its-kind civic collaboration, Morgan Lewis gave C70 memberships to lawyers in its Philly office as part of its WeVote partnership. We worked with firm leadership to schedule a pre-election meet-and-greet between Morgan Lewis members and C70’s Former President & CEO, Al Schmidt. Following the election, our policy team presented Morgan Lewis with an analysis of the new political landscape in Philadelphia and Harrisburg. Plus, Morgan Lewis team members received our weekly newsletter and exclusive invitations to member programming.

Urban Affairs Coalition

80+ organizations in the Philadelphia region

Sustainable Business Network

90+ businesses throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware

• Learn

seventy.org/wevote

“As lawyers, in particular, we have a special civic duty to participate in elections and engage in civil professional discourse. The Committee of Seventy really was the key place for us to get nonpartisan information and resources. Being part of the membership really impacted our attorneys, and more so than I would have expected. We heard from people that they felt much more informed, and they felt energized about voting.”

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CELEBRATING THE POWER OF THE VOTE STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY

WE ORGANIZED HIGH-ENERGY EVENTS TO GET OUT THE VOTE.

September 20, 2022

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

We teamed up with the Phillies, Flyers, 76ers, and Firstrust Bank to encourage everyone eligible to vote to register.

More than 60% of adult citizens have never been asked to register to vote.

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Philadelphia coverage of the event

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October 28, 2022

NATIONAL VOTE EARLY DAY

We hosted an unforgettable event at City Hall in Philadelphia to encourage Philadelphians to vote early via mail-in ballot.

FUNDED BY Rapoport Foundation

PARTNERS INCLUDE: PA Youth Vote, Philadelphia City Commissioners, Mayor’s Office, Circadian Circus Arts, All Vote No Play, Mix4Change, Vote that Jawn, Just Act, When We All Vote, Pizza to the Polls, Lush, Tony’s Chocolonely, and Sweet Green.

Seventy partnered with election administrators to protect and improve the voting process, combatting disinformation, and engaging citizens.

Meet: Zion

PA Youth Vote Advisory Board Member

“The youth voting bloc (18- to 24-year-olds) is growing fast. And we need to be engaged because we’ll be the ones who are living with decisions that are being made today. Voting is an important way for youth to have a say in our future. The turnout for Vote Early Day was truly impressive. The music, high-five tunnel, and an incredible lineup of speakers made the day unforgettable. It was eye-opening just to see how much variation there is under the umbrella of civic engagement and how our students are making their voices heard. C70 and the organizations it partners with are really trying their best to save democracy by making it more accessible and understandable for everyone who’s affected by it, which is everyone.”

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Vote Early Day Highlight Reel

November 8, 2022 PARTY AT THE POLLS

On Election Day, we co-hosted “Party at the Polls” events to boost civic engagement across Philadelphia. In five different city neighborhoods, voters and passersby were treated to food, entertainment, fun activities, and giveaways. It was a celebration of democracy in action.

Highlights included special appearances by DJ Jazzy Jeff, Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Doc Rivers, and Philadelphia 76er Forward Georges Niang.

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“Our youth are our future, and it is crucial that they’re exposed to civic engagement and responsibility.”
— Angelique Hinton,
Executive Director of PA Youth Vote
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Inaugural Women in Public Leadership Event Featuring State Representatives

Joanna

McClinton and Martina White

Seventy’s inaugural Women in Public Leadership event, moderated by 6abc’s Tamala Edwards and featuring State Representatives Joanna McClinton and Martina White, was a resounding success in highlighting the unique role women play in effecting positive change in Pennsylvania. We were honored to recognize our long-term Board Member Judee von Seldeneck for her inspirational leadership, accomplishments, and acts of service in Philadelphia and across the Commonwealth.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

118th Anniversary Event Featuring David Rubenstein

The Committee of Seventy’s Anniversary Event: Investing in Democracy was a great success, and we are grateful to our presenting sponsor for its support. Mr. Rubenstein and cable news commentator Ali Velshi joined the Committee of Seventy live at the National Constitution Center to discuss why a strong economy requires a strong democracy, what business leaders can do to strengthen democracy, and why giving back to one’s community and nation is essential.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

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WE BROUGHT LEADERS TOGETHER TO CONNECT AND FOCUS ON STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY.

SAFEGUARDING ELECTIONS STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY

WE STEPPED UP TO ADDRESS POLL WORKER SHORTAGES.

When there aren’t enough poll workers, voting locations open late and lines can stretch for hours. Because Pennsylvania faces a perpetual poll worker shortage, we kicked our recruitment and training efforts into high gear well ahead of Election Day. Through our outreach initiatives this year, we recruited more than 1,000 poll workers directly through the C70 app and thousands more through partnerships with Power to the Polls and the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.

Did you know more than 40,000 poll workers are needed at least twice a year, every year, to staff the polls across Pennsylvania?

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Seventy partnered with election administrators to protect and improve the voting process, combatting disinformation, and engaging citizens.

Our recruitment efforts helped ensure polling places were fully staffed with welltrained poll workers so voters were not disenfranchised, experienced shorter lines, and had a better voting experience.

Our poll worker training, resources, and on-demand support helped ensure poll workers were ready for anything on Election Day.

Meet: Tonia

Erie County Election Supervisor

“With your help, we were able to create a reserve of individuals ready and willing to step up if needed. As it turns out, we ended up needing many of them at the last minute. It is great to work with other groups that care as much about elections as we all do, and I look forward to working with you in future elections.”

Meet: Meg

Executive Director of the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters (LWVPA)

“The League of Women Voters of PA was thrilled to collaborate with our long-time partner C70 in building a poll worker project. In 2022, we piloted a statewide expansion of this project to recruit and educate poll workers across the Commonwealth. At a time when there is a dramatic under-investment in PA’s civic infrastructure, C70 and LWVPA recognized the need for additional capacity in recruiting and supporting these important positions. Poll workers are election heroes, and we hope to continue providing them with the best resources possible.”

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Meet: Jesse

Poll Worker & Judge of Elections

“When I arrived at my assigned polling place on Election Day, it was fully staffed. I called the city to get reassigned, but nobody picked up. I called Seventy, and they directed me to a place that really needed folks to pitch in so voters wouldn’t be turned away. I’m so glad I was assigned there even though it was far away. Being there and seeing hundreds of people come in and think about their votes, and dozens of volunteers involved in helping to make that happen was actually quite profound. To be there, right on the front lines, watching democracy happen, really made an impact on me.”

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TOTAL REGISTRANTS FOR POLL WORKER TRAININGS

GIVING THE PEOPLE A VOICE STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY

WE PUSHED BACK ON PARTISAN GERRYMANDERING.

Since its launch five years ago, Draw the Lines PA (DTL), our citizen mapping initiative, has brought unprecedented transparency and citizen engagement to the hugely important process of redistricting. A total of 7,211 citizen mappers spent more than 25,000 hours of their own time drawing maps. In part because of our work, the congressional map selected in 2022 was far better on objective metrics than what was produced in 2011, and the state legislative maps saw major improvements as well.

DTL’S FUNDERS: William Penn Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Hillman Family Foundations, Posner Foundation, Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, Independence Foundation, Grable Foundation, and the Benedum Foundation

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EVENTS AND CLASS VISITS: 340 (IN 40

“I thought the Committee of Seventy and the methodology used here was really commendable … Congratulations to all those involved in a really transparent process.”

SCHOOLS INVOLVED: 155

MAPPERS REGISTERED: 7200+

COMPETITION ENTRIES: 1500+ PEOPLE REACHED: 12,300+ MAPS WORKED ON: 10,000+

PRIZE MONEY AWARDED: $135,000

Draw the Lines educational resources are still online

www.drawthelinespa.org

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the Lines By the Numbers
– Then-Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Max Baer
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PA COUNTIES)

We led the charge to open up primary elections in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania’s closed primary elections have shut out more than one million voters from important elections every year. That’s why, this year, we launched Ballot PA to repeal closed primaries. Our efforts have resulted in increased momentum and support for enfranchising independent voters, particularly military veterans.

Our team testified at public hearings the State Senate held in April and the State House in August about the need to give Pennsylvania’s 1.1 million independent voters the chance to participate in primary elections.

THANK YOU TO COALITION PARTNERS: Veterans for Political Innovation, RISE Veterans, PUMP, Common Cause PA, Business for America, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, Independent Pennsylvanians, PhillySetGo, Open Primaries, Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of Elders

FUNDERS: Heinz Endowments, Hillman Family Foundations, Unite America, and individual donors.

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“Allowing independent and unaffiliated voters to participate in primary elections would foster a more inclusive and representative political system and better ensure that its elected officials are representative of the people they serve.”
—David Thornburgh, chair of Ballot PA
Rocky Bleier, four-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers and veteran of the Vietnam War, spoke out in support of the senate bill that would repeal closed primaries.

We put residents first in drawing local political lines.

For decades, the process Philadelphia City Council used to redraw its 10 districts was notoriously opaque and without real opportunities for residents to participate. During the 2021 councilmanic redistricting, Seventy led an engagement campaign to inform communities about the issue, collect input, and press Council to hold an open process. The effort was successful in limiting the number of communities split by district lines and convincing City Council to count prisoners in their home districts for the purposes of map-drawing, a first in city history to address “prison gerrymandering.” The endeavor also resulted in Councilman Derek Green introducing a redistricting reform proposal to put the drawing of district boundaries formally into the hands of residents.

We pressed Congress to Reform the Electoral Count Act

Seventy’s President and CEO Al Schmidt spoke with members of Congress to sound the alarm on threats to democracy and pinpoint vulnerabilities in state and federal election law. Advocacy by Seventy and other good-government and voting rights organizations, including Issue One, R Street Institute, and the Brennan Center for Justice, led to the bipartisan Electoral Count Act, which modernizes the process for counting Electoral College votes and added safeguards against manipulation and subversion of the democratic process.

We expanded language access for voters.

Seventy partnered with community leaders and Philadelphia election officials in developing a plan to expand voter resources in six new languages beyond Spanish and Chinese, which are covered under the federal Voting Rights Act. Election guides, voter applications and polling place signage are now offered in Russian, Vietnamese, Khmer, Arabic, Haitian-Creole, and Portuguese, providing critical information in the primary language for thousands of city voters. Collaboration with City Commissioner Seth Bluestein on the initiative will also lead to the creation of a new Language Access Advisory Committee as a formal group to advise and support city officials in continuing to improve the experience of limited-English-proficient voters.

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INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY STRENGTHENING

WE WELCOMED A NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS.

Our Buchholz Fellowship program designed to develop and connect emerging leaders just welcomed our sixth cohort. These young leaders from across the private and non-profit sectors work to advance C70’s mission and the future of our democracy.

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DEMOCRACY
David Bates Senior Manager, Vanguard Carlyn Crawley Director, Government Relations & Strategy, Greater Philadelphia YMCA Laura Bottaro Galier Associate, Greenberg Traurig Claire Grega Associate, Langsam Stevens Silver & Hollaender LLP Jamal Hill Attorney, Merck & Co. Meet the 2022-2023 Buchholz Fellows Cris Landa Protect Democracy Kevin Rajan Associate, Morgan Lewis Morgan Robinson American Association for Cancer Research Ashley Session Deputy State Director, Pennsylvania for America Votes Trevor Waldron Associate, Cooper Levenson

We developed new teaching and learning resources to strengthen civic education.

Because we know how vital it is to reach young people as early as possible, we developed a range of new resources and programs designed to educate, engage, and empower youth in civics and government.

Elections & Voting Curricula clearly explain the inner workings of our electoral system and the ways it impacts every aspect of our lives.

THE WILLIAM PENN FOUNDATION AND THE TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE COALITION GENEROUSLY FUND THIS PROGRAM.

C70 Teacher Advisory Council made up of high school teachers from across the Commonwealth, is helping to develop resources and conduct outreach to other teachers.

Mock Election in partnership with PA Youth Vote gives students the opportunity to experience voting firsthand, a crucial act of active citizenship.

We expanded our membership program.

Seventy’s membership program, established in 2019, now boasts a total of 449 members. This year, we launched an exclusive “Super Citizen” membership tier in partnership with the Philadelphia Citizen and Young Involved Philadelphia that offers unique opportunities for civic engagement and leadership development.

Studio C70 Interviews allow students and C70 staff the opportunity to interview candidates in their region seeking office in Pennsylvania.

Youth Election Ambassador Corps invites young people to the polls on Election Day to observe the electoral process first-hand.

PA Civics coalition As a member of the PA Civics coalition, we’re working alongside organizations that provide Pennsylvania teachers with the tools they need for effective civics education.

Partners in the Unify Challenge College Bowl, where we helped recruit students from Pennsylvania to participate in convenings where students share perspectives across different ideologies and strengthen their civic dialogue skills.

Invest

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in Democracy With Us
Our membership program is about more than just showing your support; it’s an opportunity to get involved, make a real impact, and invest in the future of democracy. Join us! seventy.org/membership

Our staff members, deeply committed to our mission, connect not only to people in government but to every other organization that is trying to make government work better. They’re a positive force in everything they touch. This year, we added two new key positions, a Director of Communications and Director of Civic Education, to advance our strategic initiatives around education and outreach.

Seventy Staff

Dan Bright Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Christmas Chief Policy Officer

Lauren Cristella Interim President & Chief Operations Officer

Paul Droesch Senior Research Fellow

Tom Levy Consultant

Interns

Clare Maus

Michelle Montalvo Director of Communications

Al Schmidt Former President & Chief Executive Officer

Brittany Smalls Consultant

David Thornburgh Chair, Ballot PA

Justin Villere Director of Civic Education

Louisa Hanson

Louisa Strohm

Gabriela Auguste

Sarah McGrath

Sabrina Shaffer

Valeria Andrango

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The board of the Committee of Seventy is now 50% women.

Board of Directors

Eric Kraeutler, Esquire, CHAIRMAN Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Thomas A. Hutton, Esquire, VICE CHAIR

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Independence Blue Cross

Barbara Adams, Esquire, VICE CHAIR

Michelle J. Hong, SECRETARY Senior Vice President, Northern Trust Corporation

Sue Lonergan, TREASURER Regional President, Southeastern Pennsylvania Division, Fulton Bank

Adam E. Laver, Esquire, GENERAL COUNSEL Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Bruce D. Armon, Esquire Philadelphia Office Managing Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Larry Bendesky

Managing Shareholder, Saltz Mongeluzzi and Bendesky

Glenn D. Blumenfeld Principal, Tactix Real Estate Advisors, LLC

Glenn D. Bryan Assistant Vice President, Community Relations, University of Pennsylvania

David Buck Executive Vice President, Philadelphia Phillies

Cristina Cavalieri, Esquire Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Thomas Jefferson University

Chris Cera Founder & CEO, Arcweb Technologies

John Chou

Retired—Former Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Eileen M. Coggins, Esquire General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs, AmeriHealth Caritas

Andrea Custis

Howard J. Davis, Esquire Kleinbard LLC

Steven Davis, Esquire Partner, Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young

Lisa Detwiler Managing Director, FS Investment Solutions, LLC

Thomas A. Decker, Esquire Vice Chairman, Cozen O’Connor

Edward M. Dunham, Jr., Esquire (Board Emeritus) Spector Gadon Rosen Vinci P.C.

Patrick J. Eiding Former Council President, Philadelphia AFL-CIO

Timothy Ford, Esquire Partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP

Anthony E. Gay Vice President and General Counsel, PECO

Damien M. Ghee

Regional Vice President, SVPGreater Philadelphia Region, TD Bank

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Jay Goldstein, Esquire Chairman & CEO, Spring Garden Lending

Tine Hansen-Turton President & CEO, Woods

George S. Hasenecz Senior Vice President - Investments, Brandywine Realty Trust

Abbey Hazlett, Esquire Partner, Troutman Pepper

Aletheia Henry Partner, HH Teams

Charles K. Hopkins Business Development DirectorVice President, Glenmede

Philip P. Jaurigue President, Sabre Systems, Inc.

Andrea Kirshenbaum, Esquire Shareholder, Littler

Marilyn Z. Kutler, Esquire Partner, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Jannie K. Lau

Laura LaRosa

Mid-Atlantic Regional President, BNY Mellon

Peggy Leimkuhler EVP & COO, Firstrust Bank

Kristin Lytle President, Leader’s Edge

William M. Madway, MBA, MPS Advocate-at-Large

Kevin B. Mahoney CEO, University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS).

Jennifer Mantini Deals Partner, PwC

Leslie Anne Miller, Esquire Principal, Leslie Anne Miller, LLC

Stephen W. Miller, Esquire (Board Emeritus) Senior Counsel, Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey

Ana C. Montalbán Shareholder, GreenbergTraurig

Greg Montanaro Vice President & Executive Director, Office of the President, Drexel University

John “Ozzie” Nelson, Jr. Chairman & CEO, NELSON

Bret S. Perkins Senior Vice President, External and Government Affairs, Comcast Corporation

Nancy R. Peterson, Esquire Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Allied Universal Security

Susan S. Pié, Esquire

Jennifer I. Rodríguez

President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Courtney Gilligan Saleski, Esquire

Partner, DLA Piper Patti Santelle

Chair Emeritus, White & Williams

Jim Schultz, Esquire

Executive Vice President, Scientific Games

Dianne L. Semingson

President, DLS International

Anthony D. Shore

VP, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Essent Guaranty, Inc.

Leslie Smallwood-Lewis

Member, Mosaic Development Partners

Michael R. Stiles, Esquire

Nicole G. Tell

Executive Director, BLBB Charitable

Joe H. Tucker Jr., Esquire

Founder & CEO, Tucker Law Group

Joe Ujobai

CEO, AIX

Elizabeth Vale

Board Member, Broad Street Ministry

Maulin S. Vidwans, Esquire Partner, Ballard Spahr

Linda Washington-Brown Vice President, Developmental Services, Horizon House

Melissa Weiler Gerber

President & CEO, AccessMatters

Dr. Wendy Reed Williams

Senior Director of Academic Training and Outreach Programs, CHOP

Dawn Holden Woods

President, Generative Consulting Partners

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Our board of almost 70 people cuts across Greater Philadelphia’s most important businesses, firms, academic institutions, and civic groups.

OUR WORK CAN’T STOP NOW.

What happens next? That’s up to all of us. The work we do now will lay the groundwork for future elections. If you believe in the power of fair and honest elections, join the Committee of Seventy and be a hero for democracy!

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN TAKE ACTION TODAY

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