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“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 celebrates the life and legacy of Congressman Sherwood “Sherry” Boehlert

Issue One commemorates the life of former Congressman Sherwood “Sherry” Boehlert (R-NY) an active member of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus, a bipartisan coalition of more than 200 former members of Congress, governors, and Cabinet secretaries united to fix America’s broken political system.  Congressman Boehlert died on September 20. He was 84 years old. Heralded by his peers as “the embodiment

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Scores of lawmakers’ leadership PACs spent vast sums on luxurious dining, lodging, and travel, new Issue One and Campaign Legal Center report shows

New research from Issue One and Campaign Legal Center shows that scores of lawmakers are not using the bulk of the money they raise in their leadership PACs to assist other candidates, political groups, or their parties — the intended purpose of leadership PACs when they were approved by the Federal Election Commission more than 40 years ago. While most

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Issue One remembers the life of ReFormer Adlai Stevenson III of Illinois

Issue One mourns the loss of former Senator Adlai Stevenson III (D-IL), an active member of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus, a bipartisan coalition of more than 200 former members of Congress, governors, and Cabinet secretaries united to fix America’s broken political system.  Senator Stevenson III passed away on September 6. He was 90 years old. As the descendant of a

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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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Issue One, joined by former members and leading organizations, calls on Congress to address vulnerabilities and ensure continuity of all three branches

Issue One today sent a letter to congressional leadership calling on Congress to address the urgent and dangerous vulnerabilities to the continuity of all three branches of government. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks twenty years ago, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Brookings Institution came together to form a Continuity of Government Commission, which found that none of the

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New video from Issue One highlights the alarming, outsized influence of ultra-wealthy donors

Issue One published a new video today to highlight the alarming, outsized influence that a handful of ultra-wealthy donors have in the post-Citizens United era. The video raises awareness of the need for reforms that help make our political system more responsive to the needs of all Americans, and comes at a time when debate in Washington about sweeping

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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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