We Can Return Government to the People
The 2016 election proved Americans want change in Washington
and are hungry for solutions that will make government
more responsive and accountable.
Issue One has a plan to get Washington back to work for the people.
Since the start of the 115th Congress, our elected leaders have spent
hours fundraising, instead of doing their jobs.Here's how we calculated this number
Our elected officials are trapped in a never-ending cycle of fundraising, spending as many as 20 hours a week “dialing for dollars.” We can get Congress back to working for the people by enacting common-sense changes that ensure everyone’s voice is heard.
We’re Leading a Bipartisan Movement
Made up of 180 former members of Congress and governors from both parties, our ReFormers Caucus is reaching across the aisle and advocating bipartisan solutions to fix our democracy.
Former Representative and Ambassador (D-IN); Co-Chair, ReFormers Caucus
Former Representative (R-TN); Co-Chair, ReFormers Caucus
Former Representative (R-MD); Co-Chair, ReFormers Caucus
Former Representative, Governor and Secretary of Homeland Security (R-PA)
Forging The Path To Solutions
Our Blueprints for Democracy project meets the challenge of fixing our democracy with concrete proof that it can be done. We’ve collected the best solutions from cities and states all over the country that we can enact right now to get government working for the people again.