Issue One updates

Bridge Alliance Education Fund assumes ownership of The Fulcrum

Today, the Bridge Alliance Education Fund announced that it is assuming ownership and control as publisher of The Fulcrum, a nonpartisan nonprofit news publication first incubated and launched by Issue One. The Fulcrum was created to be the first-of-its-kind digital publication exclusively dedicated to democracy reform, and a hub for the many people and groups across the political spectrum working

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Issue One announces five new members to its Board of Directors

Issue One is pleased to announce the addition of five talented and renowned individuals to our Board of Directors: Donna Brazile, Barbara Brenner Buder, Emil Hill, Miti Sathe, and Patrick Toussaint. They join a growing movement to fix our broken political system by uniting leaders and key voices from across the political spectrum to usher in an era of comprehensive democracy

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Richard Gephardt and Carlos Curbelo Join Issue One’s Board of Directors

Issue One is pleased to announce that former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-MO) and former Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) have joined its board of directors. “We are excited to welcome Richard Gephardt and Carlos Curbelo to our board of directors as key voices in the movement to fix our broken system and unite Democrats, Republicans, and independents to advance

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Issue One expands communications team, hires Cory Combs to lead media relations

Communications professional Cory Combs this week joined Issue One as its new senior communications manager.  Combs will manage Issue One’s media relation efforts, including serving as the main point of contact for reporters seeking comment from Issue One officials, as well as members of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus and National Council on Election Integrity. “As we build up our communications

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Issue One’s Meredith McGehee and Elise Wirkus named among top grassroots lobbyists of 2020 by The Hill

Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee and Legislative Affairs Manager Elise Wirkus were named among the top grassroots lobbyists in Washington, D.C., by The Hill newspaper this week. The Hill’s list recognizes those lobbyists who “wielded their clout and knowledge most effectively” in 2020.  This is Wirkus’ first time on The Hill’s annual list of top lobbyists and McGehee’s 14th

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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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The Fulcrum attracts financial support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

WASHINGTON (May 27, 2020) – The Fulcrum, a nonprofit news platform covering the democracy reform movement, announces today the addition of a new financial supporter, Craig Newmark Philanthropies.  The Fulcrum, which launched in June 2019, is staffed by award-winning journalists who report on the efforts to make our democratic republic less tribal, our elections more competitive, our politicians less beholden

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Linda Willard and Peter Staple join Issue One’s Board of Directors

Issue One is pleased to announce that attorney Linda Willard and business executive Peter Staple have joined its board of directors.  “Linda Willard and Peter Staple are passionate about political reform and will bring new experiences and ideas to our board of directors as we seek to unite Democrats, Republicans, and independents to fix our broken political system at this

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Issue One leaders selected as Brewer fellows

Today, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation launched the Brewer Fellowship to Unite America — a new program to support leaders in the democracy reform space — in partnership with Cultivate the Karass and supported by the Unite America Fund. Issue One is proud to announce that our Founder and CEO Nick Penniman, as well as Nilmini Rubin, Managing Director and

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Issue One Joins “The Democracy Group” Podcast Network

Today, Issue One’s podcast “Swamp Stories” is proud to announce that it has joined a new network of podcasts called “The Democracy Group.”  “Swamp Stories” is one of eight initial podcasts joining the network that each cover civil discourse, civic engagement, and issues of democracy. The others shows include: The Science of Politics by Michigan State University & the Niskanen

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