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Our political system is broken and we have a historic opportunity to fix it. That’s why Issue One is leading a cross-partisan movement to seize the moment and win comprehensive, long-lasting reforms.

 

The latest: read our joint-report with R Street Institute
called “Why We Left Congress: How the Legislative Branch is Broken and
What We Can Do About It” here.

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Read “Why We Left Congress: How the Legislative Branch Is Broken and What We Can Do About It”

Issue One’s new joint report with the R Street Institute examines the legislative branch’s dysfunction through conversations with members who have voluntarily departed in the 2018 cycle. Read the full report and proposed solutions in “Why We Left Congress: How the Legislative Branch is Broken and What We Can Do About Ithere.