Post Archive by Month: October,2020

Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity expands ad buy reassuring Americans about safety and security of 2020 election

The National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 government, political, and civic leaders brought together by crosspartisan political reform group Issue One — today announced it will spend another $500,000 on TV and digital ads ahead of Election Day. “This new ad buy elevates the critical message that every vote will be counted in

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Select Committee on Modernization releases final report with 97 bipartisan recommendations to help fix Congress

Americans looking for signs that their elected representatives can actually represent them and be responsive to their needs should be pleased to learn about the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress’ final report, which was issued last week and contained 97 bipartisan recommendations that were adopted unanimously.  This report is the culmination of two years of work by the

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Swamp Stories Episode 19: Recounting 2000

“As for the 2020 election, there’s been a lot of talk in the media about how close it’s going to be, about how contested it will be, and all the things both sides are going to do. But for our part as members of the public and patriotic Americans, it’s our job to be patient and peaceful and let the

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Swamp Stories Episode 18: Conversations: Justin Giboney

Swamp Stories recently introduced a periodic series of episodes where host Weston Wamp has longform conversations with leaders in the political reform movement. In the second episode of this “Conversations” series, Weston is joined by AND Campaign’s Co-founder Justin Giboney to discuss the intersection of faith and politics, separating identity from political party, and how people of faith can put

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National Council on Election Integrity urges Pennsylvania governor and legislature to adopt plan to allow absentee ballots to be processed prior to Election Day

The National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 former government, political, and civic leaders, including former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge — today issued the following statement urging the Pennsylvania legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf to adopt a bipartisan, commonsense plan to allow election officials in Pennsylvania to begin processing ballots prior to Election Day:

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New bipartisan council formed to defend election integrity launches $20 million public education campaign to count every vote

A bipartisan group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders called the National Council on Election Integrity has formed to defend the legitimacy of our elections and ensure that every American’s vote is counted in 2020, Issue One announced today. The National Council on Election Integrity — which includes individuals who

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Senator Rubio’s ‘safe harbor’ election bill merits bipartisan support and action

Last week, a group of 40 experts on elections and democracy released a letter imploring Congress to support a bill that would give states more time to tally election results. The letter noted that delays due to close races, legal disputes, and the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots expected during the COVID-19 pandemic could prevent states from being able to

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Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus calls on Americans to trust the democratic process

Today, members of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus — the largest bipartisan group of former members of Congress, governors, and Cabinet officials ever assembled to advocate for political reform — wrote a letter urging Americans to be patient, stay calm, and have respect for the constitutional process of electing a president as the nation begins voting in this presidential election.  “Despite

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Issue One praises new bipartisan proposal to bring transparency to foreign-backed social media content

Today, Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY) introduced H.R. 8464, the bipartisan Foreign Agent Disclaimer Enhancement (FADE) Act. The bill would require political social media content to include disclaimers if it’s produced or transmitted by foreign adversaries or their agents. In response, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement: “Year after year, national security experts

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