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Modernization Committee introduces bipartisan legislation with nearly 30 recommendations to help fix Congress

Today, the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will introduce legislation (H.R. 756) that includes nearly 30 recommendations that were made by the committee and passed unanimously over the past year. “The House should pass this resolution before they leave for the holidays,” said Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee. “These bipartisan recommendations will help make Congress more effective

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FCC admonishes TV stations for political ad non-disclosures following Issue One & Campaign Legal Center complaints

Following complaints filed by Issue One and the Campaign Legal Center (CLC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) admonished two television stations this week for not properly disclosing important information on paid political advertising that ran during the 2016 special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, which was the most expensive U.S. House election in American history. “We are pleased that

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While Washington is divided, Issue One celebrates bipartisan political reform and presents the inaugural Teddy Roosevelt Courage Awards to members of Congress

Nearly 100 former members of Congress, political reform community leaders, board members, and donors celebrated with Issue One this month as we honored four members of Congress — Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) — with the inaugural Teddy Roosevelt Courage Awards for their outstanding work as bipartisan champions

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Issue One statement on the House voting to extend the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

Today the House voted to extend the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress through the end of the 116th Congress. Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement: “Issue One applauds the House for taking an important step forward today by extending the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress for another year. And we commend Speaker

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Issue One’s Inaugural Teddy Roosevelt Courage Awards honors four bipartisan members of Congress dedicated to fixing the broken political system

Issue One honors Senators Lankford (R-OK) & Klobuchar (D-MN), Representatives Gallagher (R-WI) & Kilmer (D-WA) with inaugural Teddy Roosevelt Courage Awards Inaugural awards honor bipartisan champions of election security and political reform. On Wednesday, Issue One honored two Republican and two Democratic members of Congress in the House and Senate with its inaugural Teddy Roosevelt Courage Awards in recognition of

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Opinion: Paid Political Ads on Social Media Platforms Are a Disaster. It’s Time to Fix It.

This op-ed originally appeared in Morning Consult. America is under attack. Hostile foreign governments are spending millions of dollars to spread propaganda, hack our elections and manipulate our politics. This fact is getting lost among the snarky tweets and political posturing following Twitter’s decision to stop running all political ads and Facebook’s inadequate policies guiding its paid political advertising. The truth is

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Issue One Remembers the Life of Reformer William “Bill” J. Hughes

Issue One gives its most sincere condolences to the family and friends of former Ambassador and Congressman William J. Hughes. Ambassador Hughes was an important member of our ReFormers Caucus, a bipartisan coalition composed of 200 former members of Congress, governors, and Cabinet officials advocating for solutions to fix our broken political system. He passed away on Wednesday, October 30

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Decoding digital ads on Facebook, Google, Snapchat, and Twitter ahead of 2020

Spending on digital political ads continues to grow as the 2020 election heats up. The top spenders – including President Donald Trump – are laser-focused on microtargeting potential donors and voters through paid advertising on the largest online platforms.  But Facebook, Google, Snapchat, and Twitter each have different policies about what makes an ad “political”, who can run the ads,

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The House must extend the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

Today, Issue One and 24 other organizations and individuals from across the political spectrum called on U.S. House leadership to extend the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress in a joint letter. The letter states: “We are a diverse mix of organizations and individuals with decades of experience in congressional operations, procedure, technology, and public policy. We strongly urge

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