Post Archive by Month: April,2021

Issue One remembers the life of ReFormer Elizabeth Furse

Issue One mourns the passing of former Rep. Elizabeth Furse (D-OR) and offers our sincerest condolences to her friends, family, and constituents as we remember and celebrate her life of public service. Rep. Furse brought extensive experience, as well as a commitment to domestic reforms and international peace, to Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus, a bipartisan coalition of more than 200

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Swamp Stories episode 26: Conversation with former Rep. Reid Ribble

Episode 26 of Swamp Stories is the third episode in our periodic series of longform conversations between host Weston Wamp and leaders in the political reform movement. In this episode, Weston is joined by former Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) to chat about the need for political reform, the problems Ribble sees with his own party’s narrative on elections, and the

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity condemns state bills politicizing election administration

Hundreds of bills have been introduced by state lawmakers that will change voting laws. In response, the National Council on Election Integrity released the following statement: “Across the country, state legislators have introduced legislation that would politicize election administration by taking power away from local election officials and putting it in the hands of partisan state legislators. As a recent

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Issue One remembers the life of former Vice President Walter “Fritz” Mondale

Issue One mourns the passing of former Vice President Walter “Fritz” Mondale and offers our sincerest condolences to his friends and family as we remember and celebrate his life of public service. Vice President Mondale brought extensive political knowledge and valuable government experience to our ReFormers Caucus, a bipartisan coalition of more than 200 former members of Congress, governors, and

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Issue One’s National Council on Election Integrity convenes expert conversation on the impact disinformation is having on democracy and solutions to combat this growing threat

This week, Issue One and its National Council on Election Integrity convened leading experts for a conversation about the root causes and impact disinformation is having on our democracy, and the bold solutions our government and corporations can take to combat this growing threat. Moderated by Issue One’s CEO and Founder Nick Penniman, panelists included Vanessa Cárdenas, President, CárdenasStrategies, LLC,

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Six key numbers to know from the latest House and Senate campaign finance filings

Just months after the 2020 elections, members of Congress have already started to raise large sums for their 2022 reelection efforts.  All House and Senate candidates filed new campaign finance reports last week that detailed their fundraising and expenditures between January 1 and March 31, 2021. Here are some key numbers to know, based on an Issue One review of

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Bridge Alliance Education Fund assumes ownership of The Fulcrum

Today, the Bridge Alliance Education Fund announced that it is assuming ownership and control as publisher of The Fulcrum, a nonpartisan nonprofit news publication first incubated and launched by Issue One. The Fulcrum was created to be the first-of-its-kind digital publication exclusively dedicated to democracy reform, and a hub for the many people and groups across the political spectrum working

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Outsized Influence: 12 political megadonors are responsible for $1 of every $13 in federal elections since Citizens United and 25% of all giving from the top 100 ZIP codes — a total of $3.4 billion

As Congress debates potential changes to the nation’s campaign finance system designed to empower ordinary Americans, new research from Issue One shows the extent to which wealthy, overwhelmingly white donors dominate political giving in the post-Citizens United era. In fact, just 12 megadonors — at least eight of whom are billionaires — contributed a combined $3.4 billion to federal candidates and

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Issue One announces five new members to its Board of Directors

Issue One is pleased to announce the addition of five talented and renowned individuals to our Board of Directors: Donna Brazile, Barbara Brenner Buder, Emil Hill, Miti Sathe, and Patrick Toussaint. They join a growing movement to fix our broken political system by uniting leaders and key voices from across the political spectrum to usher in an era of comprehensive democracy

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After Letlow’s swearing in, 90% of current House members now operate leadership PACs

With her swearing in today, Rep. Julia Letlow (R-LA) became the newest member of Congress, filling the vacancy left after the death of her husband, Luke Letlow, who won the election in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District last fall.  Letlow also becomes the latest member of Congress to operate a leadership PAC — a political committee separate from a lawmaker’s official

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