Elections & voting

“As they have already done in the past, it is now the Senate’s responsibility to again guarantee equal access to the ballot box,” says Issue One Founder and CEO Nick Penniman following the introduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

In response to yesterday’s introduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the Senate, Issue One’s Founder and CEO Nick Penniman released the following statement: “We applaud the introduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the Senate, where the Voting Rights Act has been reauthorized on five separate occasions by overwhelming majorities of

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Issue One launches new “Truthtellers” video series with millennial conservative Weston Wamp exposing massive election disinformation campaign

Today, Issue One released the first episode in its new “Truthtellers” video series that exposes the massive disinformation campaign about the 2020 election that former President Trump and his supporters continue to spread. Each episode, narrated by Weston Wamp, millennial conservative, former Republican House candidate, and host of Issue One’s “Swamp Stories” podcast, sets the record straight for the many

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“Inaction at this consequential time in our history would be harmful and detrimental to the country,” says National Council On Election Integrity regarding the Freedom to Vote Act

Last week, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Angus King (I-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Raphael Warnock (D-GA) introduced the Freedom to Vote Act — historic legislation that includes concrete reforms to improve our broken political system and protect our elections. In response, the National Council on

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“We cannot afford to squander this opportunity to replenish our system,” Issue One applauds introduction of the Freedom to Vote Act that will reform and strengthen our democracy

Issue One has long fought to fix our broken political system and build a more inclusive democracy by bringing Republicans, Democrats, and independents together to enact sweeping bipartisan reforms.  Since 2002, Congress has failed to pass bipartisan legislation that strengthens our democracy and reforms our nation’s campaign finance system. In the years since, our nation’s leaders have allowed our institutions

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Swamp Stories Episode 31: Regularly Given

Every four years on January 6th, Congress convenes, with the vice president presiding, to carry out an important but ministerial aspect of the peaceful transfer of power. Per the U.S. Constitution, Congress counts states’ electoral votes and announces the next President and Vice President of the United States. But a contentious 1876 presidential election nearly broke this tradition and

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“Our responsibility to build a more inclusive and representative democracy begins with the sacred freedom to vote,” says Issue One Founder and CEO Nick Penniman following the introduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

In response to today’s introduction of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, Issue One’s Founder and CEO Nick Penniman released the following statement: “Our responsibility to build a more inclusive and representative democracy begins with the sacred freedom to vote. It is a noble cause that John Lewis dedicated his life to, and one we must

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Issue One ReFormers Caucus Co-chairs Zach Wamp (R-TN) and Tim Roemer (D-IN) urge Congress to protect voting rights on anniversary of signing of Voting Rights Act of 1965

The United States will celebrate an important voting rights milestone later this week: Friday marks the 56th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act, which President Lyndon Johnson signed into law on Aug. 6, 1965. Moreover, today marks 80 days since Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said that “inaction is not an option” when it

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ReFormers Caucus Co-chairs issue statement on first hearing of House select committee investigating January 6 attack

Ahead of the first hearing of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Issue One ReFormers Caucus Co-chairs Amb. Tim Roemer (D-IN) and Zach Wamp (R-TN) issued the following statement: “The law enforcement officers who protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6th are heroes. We are hopeful that the testimony presented by officers today

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Issue One responds to Jan. 6 select committee member developments, reiterates call for independent commission

Following Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s refusal to seat Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan on the January 6 select committee and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s subsequent move to pull all five of his GOP picks from the committee, Issue One’s Founder and CEO Nick Penniman and Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement: “Today’s developments reinforce the case for why

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