Post Archive by Month: November,2020

A delayed transition jeopardizes the lives of Americans during COVID-19 pandemic, says bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity

The bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — issued the following statement in the wake of news that more than 250,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. “The new administration needs to be able to hit the ground running on day one

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National Council on Election Integrity launches new $2 million ad buy urging an orderly transition: “It’s time to move forward and get to work”

The bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — today announced a $2 million national ad buy about the urgent need to move forward with an orderly transition of power.  The new ad states: “Our adversaries aren’t waiting. The coronavirus isn’t waiting.

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity statement on firing of CISA Director Chris Krebs

The bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — issued the following statement in the wake of news that President Donald Trump fired Chris Krebs, the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): “All public servants

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Watch: Former government officials explain why a seamless transition is essential for national security

Citizens for a Strong Democracy, Issue One’s National Council on Election Integrity, and the National Task Force on Election Crises held a joint press briefing today about why a seamless transition is essential for national security. A peaceful and timely transfer of power was defined as essential to national security by the 9/11 Commission. Responsible stewardship of our democracy requires

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Issue One hosts post-election panel on how faith can help heal our divided nation

“The real common denominators in life, like our faith, overshadow political party — especially if you’re willing to enter those conversations and let your guard down a little bit.” – Weston Wamp In the aftermath of a historically polarizing election, Issue One held the second in a series of virtual summits with faith leaders exploring the intersection of faith and

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Issue One statement ahead of next week’s FEC confirmation hearings

Issue One today issued the following statement in response to the Senate Rules Committee announcing plans to hold confirmation hearings next Wednesday, Nov. 18, for attorneys Allen Dickerson, Sean Cooksey, and Shana Broussard to serve on the Federal Election Commission — which has only had the quorum necessary to conduct official business for 29 days this year and which has

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Planning and preparation for transition must begin immediately, says bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity

The bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — issued the following statement urging planning and preparation for a transition to begin immediately: “Supporting our democratic republic means supporting the rule of law. While the Trump campaign is still pursuing litigation, the

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National Council on Election Integrity congratulates America for conducting safe, secure, and transparent elections in 2020

The bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — today announced that it is spending $1.3 million on ads this week thanking Americans for conducting safe, secure, and transparent elections. “We did it. Americans from both parties turned out to vote in

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity statement on 2020 presidential race

The bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — issued the following statement in the wake of major news outlets calling the 2020 presidential race for Democrat Joe Biden: “There is now an apparent winner in the presidential contest. We can all

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity: State legislatures must respect the will of the people

The bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — issued the following statement about how electoral slates should be appointed: “In America, we hold elections for the people to determine their elected leaders, and we must respect this process. No state legislature

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