Swamp Stories Episode 28: Conversations: Former Rep. Donna Edwards

In the latest episode of our Swamp Stories podcast, Weston chats with former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) about what it was like being a member of Congress, how she would fix our broken political system, and the RV trip that she took across America alone after the 2016 election to better understand the rise of Donald Trump.  Episode 28 of

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Issue One applauds federal court ruling that upholds voter-approved independent redistricting commission in Michigan

Issue One Founder and CEO Nick Penniman applauded today’s federal appeals court ruling that upheld the constitutionality of the independent redistricting commission overwhelmingly approved by 61% of Michigan voters in 2018,  “This federal court decision is a victory for the people of Michigan who worked tirelessly to ensure that politicians cannot pick their voters,” said Issue One Founder and CEO

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Swamp Stories Episode 5: A Gerrymandering Tale You Haven’t Heard

“Politicians shouldn’t pick their voters. Voters should pick their politicians.” No reform issue has gained more momentum across the country in recent years than banning partisan gerrymandering. It’s united Republicans, Democrats, and independents at the state and local level who want better representation and more say in how district lines are drawn. But it’s also brought the fight over political

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Issue One joins bipartisan amicus brief in Michigan redistricting case to support nonpartisan commission approved by voters in 2018

Today, Issue One joins a group of political reform organizations in filing an amicus brief at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Michigan in support of the voter-approved independent redistricting commission that passed overwhelmingly in 2018.  “We know that you cannot take the politics out of redistricting, but you can and should take the politicians

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