2020

Issue One applauds downpayment on voting assistance in stimulus bill, calls on Congress to provide more resources in future measures

Following the announcement that the Phase III stimulus bill includes $400 million in election assistance to help states prepare for the 2020 election cycle, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement: “Congress has just made a solid downpayment on making the 2020 elections safe, secure, and fair.  “While it falls short of the amount Senator Amy Klobuchar

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Issue One and the Fix the System project release ad urging action on a safe and secure election

Today, we are proud to announce Issue One’s leadership in the Fix the System project, a new coalition of political reform organizations, business leaders, and advocates seeking to bolster our democracy, strengthen Congress, and fix the broken political system.  Members of this broad coalition also include Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, FixUS, Leadership Now, the Lugar

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Issue One to Senate: Guarantee that every eligible American can vote in the 2020 elections

Congress should include funding for states in the Phase III Stimulus bill to give every voter the choice of voting early and voting by mail Group launches social media ad campaign in targeted states across the country Watch our ad here As the Senate reconvenes this morning to negotiate the “Phase III” supplemental COVID-19 stimulus bill, Issue One is helping

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9 numbers to know from the newest 2020 campaign finance reports

On Friday night, presidential candidates were required to file new campaign finance reports that detailed the money they raised and spent in February — a time before the spread of coronavirus upended the lives of Americans across the country. Here are some of the most crucial numbers to know from the latest reports. $2.1 billion: Total amount of money spent

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The COVID-19 crisis illustrates the need for a stable democracy and secure, free, and fair elections 

Issue One to Senate: include resources for states for early voting and vote by mail In the wake of unprecedented worldwide disruption caused by the coronavirus, and the impact it has on U.S. elections and public confidence in our government, Issue One Founder and CEO Nick Penniman released the following statement:  “Coronavirus has ground many aspects of Americans’ lives to

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10 numbers to know from the newest 2020 campaign finance reports

Even as the loss of a quorum prevents the Federal Election Commission (FEC) from performing most of its duties, the agency continues to make the campaign finance reports filed by candidates and groups available on its website. Here are some of the most critical numbers to know from the latest reports, which were filed by presidential candidates on Thursday. How

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Crosspartisan coalition urges presidential candidates to embrace transparency and disclose their big-money campaign fundraisers

Many presidential candidates are relying on networks of wealthy, well-connected donors to help them raise large sums of campaign cash. Will any of these White House hopefuls publicly disclose the names of these elite fundraisers? They should, according to a new letter sent today by Issue One and 15 other organizations from across the ideological spectrum to all Republican and

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Super PACs have raised millions for 2020 presidential race

Super PACs focused on the 2020 presidential race have collectively raised nearly $18 million through June 30, according to a new Issue One analysis of federal campaign finance filings.  All the while, these groups — which are allowed to collect unlimited amounts of money from individuals, labor unions, and companies — combined to spend $3.6 million, including expenditures on political

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Cross-partisan coalition urges all presidential candidates to disclose their big-money campaign fundraisers

Issue One and 15 other organizations from across the ideological spectrum have again joined to urge all Republican and Democratic presidential candidates to publicly disclose information about their top campaign fundraisers on a regular basis during the 2020 presidential election. Presidential candidates have long utilized individuals known as “bundlers” to help them raise the funds necessary to wage competitive campaigns,

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5 things we learned from the first round of 2020 campaign finance reports

Amisa Ratliff contributed to this report. On Monday, congressional and presidential candidates alike filed their first major campaign finance reports of 2019, detailing their financial activities between January 1 and March 31. Here are some key numbers to know, based on an Issue One review of these new filings. $936,000 The median amount of money raised during the first quarter

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