Post Archive by Month: May,2020

Issue One leaders selected as Brewer fellows

Today, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation launched the Brewer Fellowship to Unite America — a new program to support leaders in the democracy reform space — in partnership with Cultivate the Karass and supported by the Unite America Fund. Issue One is proud to announce that our Founder and CEO Nick Penniman, as well as Nilmini Rubin, Managing Director and

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Trey Trainor is the wrong choice for the FEC

Today, in the first week that the Senate is back in session, the Senate Rules Committee will consider the nomination of Trey Trainor to the Federal Election Commission, likely clearing the way for a full Senate vote.  In response to the news, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement:  “The FEC has gone far too long without

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Coordination Watch, May 2020: Media reports draw attention to coordination issues with super PACs, outside groups in 2020 races

Outside groups, especially super PACs and dark money organizations, frequently skirt anti-coordination rules designed to prevent wealthy donors and special interests from garnering undue influence in our elections– effectively violating contribution limits that protect against “corruption or the appearance of corruption.” Begun earlier this year, Coordination Watch identifies notable instances of coordination between outside groups and candidates.  This project details

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FEC continues to endure longest period without a quorum in its history — 8 months and counting

Even before the coronavirus crisis upended the lives of millions of Americans and the operations of countless government agencies, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was struggling. Today, in fact, marks the start of the ninth month since the nation’s campaign finance watchdog lost its ability to do its job due to the resignation of one commissioner in August. That resignation

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