Racial justice

Issue One statement on the #StopAsianHate day of action

Today has been designated a “national day of healing and action” to #StopAsianHate by Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) activists in response to the ongoing wave of hate crimes against members of their communities. Issue One released the following statement in solidarity with the AAPI community: “The surge of racism and xenophobia against the AAPI community during the pandemic, most

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Issue One calls on Congress to protect elections, restore the Voting Rights Act

The Voting Rights Act (VRA), one of the most significant and successful pieces of civil rights legislation ever passed in the United States, was signed into law 55 years ago today. In response, Issue One ReFormers Caucus Co-chairs Amb. Tim Roemer (D-IN) and Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN), who both served for many years with the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA),

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Remembering the lives of civil rights champions Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Rev. C.T. Vivian

In the wake of the deaths of civil rights leaders Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Rev. C.T. Vivian, Issue One Founder and CEO Nick Penniman issued the following statement: “Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Rev. C.T. Vivian were civil rights champions and towering leaders for social and economic justice whose lives inspired Americans for generations to fight for freedom and

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Celebrating Juneteenth: Issue One on Political Reform and Racial Justice

Statement by the staff of Issue One Today, June 19, marks Juneteenth, the annual celebration of Black emancipation and freedom in the United States. In remembrance of this occasion, Issue One’s staff released the following statement:  “Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in Texas — a momentous milestone in the struggle for Black liberation in the United States. As

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Issue One statement on the killing of George Floyd

In response to the wave of protests by Americans shaken at the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer who pinned him to the ground and left him unable to breathe, Issue One Founder and CEO Nick Penniman released the following statement: “The killing of yet another unarmed Black person by the police should

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