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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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Watch: The National Council on Election Integrity holds post-election press briefing

The National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 former Cabinet secretaries, former elected officials, retired military leaders, and civic leaders — held a press briefing today in wake of the preliminary returns from the 2020 election. Click to watch a recording of the briefing. The press briefing featured Issue One Founder and CEO Nick

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Swamp Stories Episode 20: Firewall

 “Already the council has made numerous national television appearances and penned several op-eds, laying the groundwork for a greater role in educating the public, and advocating for patience and trust in our institutions in the days that lie ahead.” COVID-19 has changed many aspects of everyday life, including the way many Americans are voting. Because of this, people have increasingly

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Secretaries Chertoff, Hagel, and Panetta headlined virtual launch event for bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity

On Tuesday, October 27,  Issue One and Fix the System hosted a virtual launch event for the National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 government, political, and civic leaders — where several members of the council discussed why it’s important to unite across party lines to vigorously defend the legitimacy of the 2020 election,

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Swamp Stories Episode 19: Recounting 2000

“As for the 2020 election, there’s been a lot of talk in the media about how close it’s going to be, about how contested it will be, and all the things both sides are going to do. But for our part as members of the public and patriotic Americans, it’s our job to be patient and peaceful and let the

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Swamp Stories Episode 18: Conversations: Justin Giboney

Swamp Stories recently introduced a periodic series of episodes where host Weston Wamp has longform conversations with leaders in the political reform movement. In the second episode of this “Conversations” series, Weston is joined by AND Campaign’s Co-founder Justin Giboney to discuss the intersection of faith and politics, separating identity from political party, and how people of faith can put

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Swamp Stories Episode 16: Whistleblowers

“You might ask, ‘How much does the voice of a former politician matter?’ Well, one politician, maybe not a lot. 10? You might be getting somewhere. 100? That’s pretty hard to ignore. But 200 former members of Congress all working together to clean up Washington is historic. It has not happened before.” Across the country, people are disillusioned with politics

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Swamp Stories Episode 14: Conversations: Nick Penniman

Swamp Stories is excited to introduce a new periodic series of episodes where host Weston Wamp has longform conversations with leaders in the political reform movement. For the first episode of this “Conversations” series, Weston is joined by Issue One’s Founder and CEO Nick Penniman to discuss how he became involved in the political reform space, the current moment that

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