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Self-regulation is no substitution for congressional action on paid political ads

Just days after the introduction of the bipartisan, bicameral Honest Ads Act and the call for tech giants to testify before Congress, Twitter recently announced a new transparency policy about its advertising program. It’s a clear case of the tech industry scrambling to do damage control as it faces more congressional scrutiny. This move toward self-regulation is no substitution for legislation

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Issue One raises concerns about Democratic Party’s new mega joint fundraising committee

Meredith McGehee, chief of policy, programs and strategy at Issue One, is challenging the creation of a new political fundraising group established this week by the Democratic Party. On Thursday, Politico reported the formation of a new mega joint fundraising committee called the Democratic Grassroots Victory Fund. This joint fundraising committee will solicit contributions to benefit the Democratic National Committee,

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ReFormer Sen. Alan Simpson to GOP Debate: Discuss Solutions to Money in Politics

Today, Time published an op-ed by Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY), co-chair of Issue One’s Advisory Board and active member of our ReFormers Caucus. In this piece, the former GOP senator urges the Republican presidential candidates participating in tonight’s  debate to seize the moment and share their solutions for the problem they all decry of money’s outsized dominance in our political system:

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