Post Archive by Month: November,2018

Issue One launches 116th Congress with Capitol Hill event

Wednesday evening, Issue One brought together nearly two dozen Republican and Democratic champions for democracy to ring in the 116th Congress and capture this unique moment for political reform. Attendees included former, sitting, and incoming members of Congress who campaigned on and support fixing America’s broken political system. Three Congressional Reformers Caucus Co-chairs (CRC), Reps. Ken Buck (R-CO), Mike Gallagher

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More than 50 former members of Congress urge the FEC to close personal use loophole for leadership PACs

Today a bipartisan group of 58 members of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus signed on to comments submitted to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) calling on the agency to open a rulemaking to close the personal use loophole for leadership PACs. “We have a unique perspective on America’s campaign finance system and the need for regulations that are both effective and

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Issue One Honors the Life of ReFormer Elizabeth “Liz” Patterson

Issue One offers its most sincere condolences to the family and friends of former Congresswoman Elizabeth J. Patterson (D-SC). Rep. Patterson was a member of our ReFormers Caucus, a bipartisan coalition composed of more than 200 former members of Congress, Cabinet officials, and governors advocating for solutions to fix the broken political system. She passed away Saturday after an extended

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Event: Dark Money 2020

The 2018 midterms are wrapping up, and political players have already begun gearing up for the 2020 presidential election. President Trump has already raised $100 million in preparation.  But there are still dozens of questions about the top dark money groups in 2018 — groups who will continue to be active in elections to come. In 2020, dark money spending

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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.