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Statement: Meredith McGehee on the final presidential debate

Following tonight’s presidential debate, Meredith McGehee, Issue One’s chief of policy, programs and strategy issued the following statement:  Should Hillary Clinton become president, it is imperative for her to commit to create a “Chinese Wall” between the government and the Clinton Foundation which she failed to do as Secretary of State. Likewise, she should continue the restrictions on lobbyists’ access to elected

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The multi-billion-dollar question on debate night

As we look forward to the third and final debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we at Issue One are asking ourselves: will they finally debate democracy? “The multi-billion dollar question that remains unasked—and unanswered—is ‘how does the next president plan to address the access-and-influence system that has come to dominate our government?’” said Meredith McGehee, Issue

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Clinton and Trump agree on the problem, it’s time for solutions

As Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare for their town-hall style debate at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri on Sunday, it is important to remember they agree on one thing: special interests are stifling our democracy. The outsize influence of money in politics is something voters feel acutely. Daily stories of pay-to-play politics abound—from EpiPen price hikes, the revolving

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ReFormers Caucus: Presidential candidates must debate democracy first

Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus is urging Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to spell out their plans to fix our out-of-control campaign finance system at their first presidential debate. The text of the Caucus’ statement is below, and available here (PDF). STATEMENT OF REFORMERS CAUCUS: CANDIDATES MUST ADDRESS MONEY IN POLITICS AT FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE As Secretary Hillary Clinton

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First debate democracy

The first presidential debate on September 26 is expected to be the most watched debate in history and is quickly approaching. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump must prove to the voters who is best fit to lead our country by putting aside partisan mudslinging and presenting policies that reflect their core values to the viewing public. The most critical issue

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Does Hillary Clinton really want to be president?

Issue One Advisory Board member and former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush asked Hillary Clinton the only question that matters in the discussion about the Clinton Foundation: Do you really want to be president? In his New York Times column, Richard Painter reminds leaders, advocates and everyday Americans alike that he has encountered ethical situations similar to

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Our broken campaign finance system in two charts

The Washington Post just explained how broken our campaign finance system is in two charts. For background: in 2014, Congress slipped in a few legal changes to adjust how much the Republican and Democratic parties can raise for the 2016 general election and what they can spend the money on, like legal expenses and the party headquarters (as seen in

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