Post Archive by Month: February,2021

Issue One and the Fix the System coalition calls for creation of bipartisan commission to investigate events of January 6

Today, Issue One and the Fix the System coalition expressed support for the creation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6, 2021. In a letter sent to congressional leadership in the Senate and House of Representatives, Fix the System urged that the “guiding purpose of the commission should be to reassure the American people that Congress

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Issue One applauds introduction of bipartisan bill to fix the Federal Election Commission

This week, Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to overhaul the dysfunctional Federal Election Commission (FEC) and to ensure it can effectively enforce the nation’s election laws. The Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act is designed to restructure the FEC, restore faith in the election system, and allow the agency to meet the needs of

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Issue One calls on U.S. Senate to increase capacity and meet the challenges of the 21st century

Issue One was joined by 15 organizations and individuals today calling on Senate leadership to provide necessary resources to increase Senate capacity and make the body more effective, efficient, and representative. In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, growing economic hardships, a national reckoning with racial injustice, and in the wake of the January 6 siege on the Capitol

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Issue One joins more than 40 organizations calling on Biden Administration to prioritize transparency

Issue One today joined more than 40 organizations calling for the Biden administration to prioritize and increase transparency and openness, asserting that “disclosure, candor, and accessibility should be the default operating mode of our government.” “Transparency is foundational to a government of the people, by the people, for the people. The right to know what our government is up to

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ReFormers Caucus adds two Democrats and five Republicans at a time when crosspartisanship is desperately needed

As part of Issue One’s continued efforts to fix our broken political system and bring together a set of diverse voices, we are proud to announce new members of our ReFormers Caucus, the largest bipartisan coalition of former members of Congress, Cabinet officials, and governors ever assembled to fix our political system. In addition to their extraordinary experiences as lawmakers,

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Richard Gephardt and Carlos Curbelo Join Issue One’s Board of Directors

Issue One is pleased to announce that former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-MO) and former Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) have joined its board of directors. “We are excited to welcome Richard Gephardt and Carlos Curbelo to our board of directors as key voices in the movement to fix our broken system and unite Democrats, Republicans, and independents to advance

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60% of President Donald Trump’s post-election tweets sought to undermine legitimacy of presidential race

Despite record turnout in the 2020 election, the American people’s confidence in our institutions and political system is at a dangerously low level. Against this backdrop, new research from Issue One reveals the extent to which then-President Donald Trump used his Twitter account to undermine the legitimacy of the 2020 election and sow doubts about our democratic processes.  In a

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Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus calls for return to bipartisanship and strong congressional leadership

Today, 200 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 — sent an open letter to Congress imploring members to embrace bipartisanship and reject the unproven conspiracies that undermined trust in the 2020 elections and led to the violent attack on

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