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Issue One applauds bipartisan agreement in the House to form an independent commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

Following today’s bipartisan agreement in the House on legislation to form a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Issue One’s Founder and CEO Nick Penniman and Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement: “We are encouraged by today’s agreement between House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Ranking Member John Katko

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Bipartisan National Council On Election Integrity launches new $250,000 advertising campaign calling for a commission to investigate January 6 and prevent future attacks

In response to the need for a thorough investigation into the January 6 assault on our U.S. Capitol, the National Council on Election Integrity has today launched a new $250,000 digital ad buy calling on Congress to create a bipartisan and independent commission to investigate the root causes that led to the attack on our representative democracy and prevent future

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Issue One honors a civil rights hero, calls for the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

In conjunction with today’s day of action to honor the late Congressman John Lewis and his lifetime of fighting for civil rights, Issue One Founder and CEO Nick Penniman issued the following statement in support of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act: “Today, we remember a towering figure in our nation’s history. As a lifelong warrior for civil rights,

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Issue One urges Congress to strengthen the legislative branch by supporting congressional staff and establishing a January 6 commission

Last week, Issue One participated in a webinar organized by Demand Progress to offer public witness testimony for Congressional appropriations lawmakers and staff in support of recommendations made by the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress to make the body more capable, representative, and effective. This event was organized in lieu of in-person testimony due to the ongoing pandemic.

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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’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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Issue One’s National Council on Election Integrity convenes bipartisan panel to discuss state proposals that would impact how Americans vote

This week, Issue One and its National Council on Election Integrity convened experts from across the political spectrum for an important discussion about how state voting proposals could impact how millions of Americans vote. Moderated by Issue One’s CEO and Founder Nick Penniman, panelists included Trey Grayson, a former Republican Secretary of State of Kentucky and member of the national

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Issue One statement on Senator Joe Manchin’s call for bipartisan democracy reform and the passage of Georgia’s election proposals

Issue One issued the following statement in response to Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) call for bipartisan democracy reform and the passage of SB 202 in the Georgia House of Representatives: “We are encouraged by Senator Joe Manchin’s desire to work with members from both parties to strengthen our democracy and protect Americans’ right to vote. This is an historic opportunity

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In new congressional testimony, Issue One urges Congress to strengthen the legislative branch

Today, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee submitted written testimony to the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, calling on congressional leaders to strengthen Congress and build a legislative branch that is capable, representative, transparent, and resilient.  McGehee’s testimony focused on Congress’ ability to attract and retain a diverse and capable staff. McGehee expressed concern about congressional brain drain

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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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