Issue One updates

Issue One welcomes Ethan Rome as Chief of Communications, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives

Today, Issue One welcomes veteran advocate Ethan Rome as Chief of Communications, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives. “As Issue One continues to grow, we’re pleased to bring on Ethan who has a sterling track record of innovative and successful strategic campaigns,” said Issue One CEO Nick Penniman. “His skills will be invaluable as we gear up for the clear challenge over

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Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy Meredith McGehee named 2017 Rising Star of Advocacy by Roll Call

Issue One’s Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy Meredith McGehee has been working on government ethics-related issues in Washington for decades. Roll Call just named McGehee one of the Rising Stars of Advocacy on Capitol Hill.   The paper defines the Rising Stars as “people who now wield power and influence in a Washington that has been turned upside down

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Secretaries Tom Ridge, Dan Glickman and Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey join Issue One’s Board of Directors

Issue One is pleased to welcome three prominent new members to its Board of Directors: Sec. Tom Ridge, Sec. Dan Glickman and Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey. “Secretary Tom Ridge, Secretary Dan Glickman and Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey are exactly the kind of principled leaders we need more of in our government today and we could not be happier that they

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Veteran political reporter Michael Beckel joins Issue One

Veteran political reporter Michael Beckel today joined Issue One as manager of investigations, research and policy analysis. In this role, he will lead and manage research projects related to Congress and running for office, as well as unearth the untold stories on and off Capitol Hill that deal with government ethics and political reform. “With his long investigative record, Michael

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Rep. Zach Wamp signs on as ReFormers Caucus Co-Chair

Issue One is excited to announce that former Representative Zach Wamp (R-TN), an ardent conservative from Chattanooga, has agreed to co-chair Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus.  He will serve along with former Representative and Ambassador to India Tim Roemer (D-IN) and former Representative Connie Morella (R-MD). “‘Drain the Swamp’ shouldn’t just be a campaign slogan, but inspiration and guidance for policymaking

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Nation on the Take Now in Paperback!

When Nation on the Take was released last year, we couldn’t have imagined how much more salient its exposés of corruption and congressional inaction would become in 2017. Since the book was first released, our country has been flipped on its head thanks to the surprise election of Donald Trump. His victory, fueled by promises to crack down on corruption

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Meredith McGehee named top grassroots lobbyist by The Hill

Today, The Hill named Issue One Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy Meredith McGehee a top grassroots lobbyist in Washington, D.C. for the tenth year. In her statement below, Meredith explains why she joined Issue One to lead its fight for robust ethics and political reform regulations. Folk wisdom in Washington is that, after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision,

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Issue One turns two!

This week marks Issue One’s second anniversary and we couldn’t be prouder of the progress we’ve made to help unite both parties behind real solutions to our broken campaign finance system.  It’s been a busy two years. Our ReFormers Caucus is 158 members strong, and one-third Republican. Comprised of former governors and members of Congress from both parties, it is the largest

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Top nonprofit advocate Meredith McGehee joins Issue One

Issue One is pleased to announce that leading ethics advocate Meredith McGehee will join Issue One as Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy on October 3. McGehee will lead Issue One’s advocacy efforts to reinvigorate our democratic system. She will also expand the organization’s recruitment of former elected officials and business leaders. She will continue as a strategic adviser with the Campaign Legal

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ReFormers Caucus One Year Recap

In an exciting first year of work the ReFormers have helped move money in politics to the front of the political debate.  One year ago former members of Congress on Issue One’s Advisory Board invited fellow former members to learn more about Issue One’s work, and invited them to join the fight to reduce the power of money in American politics. Twenty-one former

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