Post Archive by Month: November,2016

Issue One’s memo to President-Elect Trump’s administration

“Crony capitalism gives us special interest tax breaks, custom-designed regulations and special exemptions for favored parties.” So said the Republican platform adopted this past summer at the Republican convention, which called for an end to cronyism and the sweetheart deals between private interests and government. These sentiments were echoed by candidate Donald Trump throughout his run for the presidency, (“The

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Statement of Meredith McGehee: Rather than “drain the swamp,” the Washington establishment is flooding it

On Friday morning Issue One Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy Meredith McGehee issued the following statement with regard to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.  I’ve been successfully fighting to hold Washington accountable for the past few decades, most of it as registered lobbyist, and I know how resistant #ThisTown is to anyone rocking the boat. One thing is for

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Statement of Nick Penniman: Donald Trump rides into the White House on a wave of populism and now it is time to reform the system

Following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential contest early Wednesday morning, Issue One Executive Director Nick Penniman released the following statement: Donald Trump rides into the White House on a wave of populism from voters residing in both the reddest red states and the long-neglected pockets of swing contests throughout the country. His campaign was fueled by voters’ burning desire

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State money-in-politics reform roundup

This is part of a series examining ethics, transparency and campaign finance proposals in the states. Next week, voters around the country will finally have a chance to vote for the next president and, in a handful of cases, the health of their local democracy. Here are the ballot initiatives in cities and states that try to directly address our

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Meredith McGehee named top grassroots lobbyist by The Hill

Today, The Hill named Issue One Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy Meredith McGehee a top grassroots lobbyist in Washington, D.C. for the tenth year. In her statement below, Meredith explains why she joined Issue One to lead its fight for robust ethics and political reform regulations. Folk wisdom in Washington is that, after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision,

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