Our Projects

Issue One initiatives


Defending the integrity of our elections and improving election administration.

The National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 government, political, and civic leaders united around protecting our elections — was convened by Issue One in October 2020

In 2020, the council anchored the Count Every Vote campaign — a $15 million communications effort to defend the integrity of our elections and push back against efforts to undermine faith in our election process.

Addressing the national security emergency that is foreign interference in our elections.

To send a strong message to foreign actors, our “Don’t Mess With US” project to works to pass comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to address election threats and strengthen our national security.

A deep-dive into political reform with a conservative lens.

Join as host of Issue One’s Swamp Stories podcast Weston Wamp — a millennial Republican and former candidate for office — shines a light on the swampiest practices in Washington that repulse Republicans and Democrats alike.

Crosspartisan civic innovation.

Fix the System is diverse partnership of grassroots groups, business leaders, and national organizations with different political affiliations uniting Republicans, Democrats, and independents to put voters first .

The Rebuild Congress Initiative (RCI) is helping Congress once again fulfill its constitutional role.

In partnership with the Harvard Negotiation Project, RCI has brought together more than 60 Republican and Democratic members of Congress, leading to the creation of the bipartisan Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress in the U.S. House.

How candidates and outside groups work together to evade anti-corruption laws.

With six key questions, Issue One’s Coordination Watch project helps show what potentially illegal coordination between campaigns and outside groups looks like.

Spotlighting the missing in action Federal Election Commission, our nation’s broken election watchdog

Issue One’s FEC M.I.A project works to hold the president and the Senate accountable for allowing the nation’s election watchdog to effectively shutter, and calls for commissioners that will enforce our election laws.