Post Archive by Month: June,2018

Issue One Honors the Life of ReFormer Phil Hoff

It is with a heavy heart that Issue One acknowledges the passing of a valued member of our ReFormers Caucus, former Governor Phil Hoff (D-VT). As a strong believer in bipartisan solutions, Governor Hoff joined the ReFormers Caucus as one of its initial members in 2015, now a group of 200 former members of Congress, governors and Cabinet officials from

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Provision to create e-file system for U.S. Senate candidates passes as part of Senate’s FY19 Legislative Branch appropriations bill

A long-overdue, bipartisan reform measure that would save taxpayers roughly $900,000 a year while increasing political transparency and accountability is one step closer to becoming law. A provision that would require U.S. Senate candidates to join all other federal candidates in electronically filing their campaign finance reports was included in the minibus appropriations bill overwhelmingly passed by the Senate on

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Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus Surpasses 200 Member Milestone

Today, Issue One is proud to announce that its first-of-a-kind ReFormers Caucus — the country’s largest coalition of former members of Congress, governors and Cabinet officials ever assembled to advocate for solutions to fix our democracy — has recruited more than 200 Republican and Democratic former elected officials to its cause. The latest five members added to the RFC include

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IRS revokes dark money group Americans for Job Security’s tax exempt status

This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it revoked the dark money group Americans for Job Security’s tax exempt status. The announcement followed a complaint from Issue One and the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) against the organization. Americans for Job Security was a tax-exempt “business league” that spent tens of millions of dollars influencing elections while keeping its donors secret, but

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Congress needs to act immediately to provide states with the emergency federal funding they need to run safe, secure and credible elections in November. The previous federal funding was an important down payment, but reports from state and local election officials indicate substantially more federal emergency assistance is needed as soon as possible. Issue One and many others are working to convince Senators to vote in July for more funding so that our November elections are safe, secure, and fair.