presidential election

Look Who is Right on the Money

Before Donald Trump was for accepting donations from wealthy donors, he was attacking it. But as one Republican said, “If there is one thing that unites both parties up here, it’s money.” Today, we’re launching a new resource called “Right on the Money” to highlight conservative and Republican research, polling and statements from elected officials, thought-leaders and voters about what we believe

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What Sanders and Clinton get wrong about Citizens United

In one of the most exciting moments of the entire 2016 campaign, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made the case for why money in politics reform is issue one. Yet they continue to focus on the wrong aspects of our broken system: Citizens United. Both candidates have spent months on the campaign trail explaining the insidious connections between

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ReFormer Sen. Alan Simpson to GOP Debate: Discuss Solutions to Money in Politics

Today, Time published an op-ed by Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY), co-chair of Issue One’s Advisory Board and active member of our ReFormers Caucus. In this piece, the former GOP senator urges the Republican presidential candidates participating in tonight’s  debate to seize the moment and share their solutions for the problem they all decry of money’s outsized dominance in our political system:

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ReFormers Caucus airs ad demanding action on campaign finance reform

Today, Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus aired an ad during CNN’s “Newsroom,” Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” programs to introduce the growing bipartisan support for money-in-politics reform and to emphasize solutions to America’s governing crisis. In the 60 second ad, former senator and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and former senator and RNC chair Bill Brock

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ReFormers Caucus tells debate moderators: Ask about money-in-politics reform!

The ReFormers Caucus of more than 100 former members of Congress and governors is bringing greater attention and purpose to money-in-politics reform. That’s why they’re reaching out to debate moderators and pushing them to ask the critical question: what specifically will candidates do to ensure our government is truly of, by and for the people? “The presidential debates are some

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Campaign Finance, a Top Issue to Voters, Undiscussed in Fox GOP Debate

Homeland security, taxes, the size of government, campaign finance. Of these issues, the top four being mentioned on Facebook, only one was left undiscussed in last night’s Fox Business GOP presidential primary debate. Americans care deeply about the level of money in our elections, which makes its omission last night deeply troubling. The debate focused on the economy and business,

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ReFormers Caucus Puts 2016 Candidates on Notice

This week, the ReFormers are issuing a challenge to the 2016 presidential candidates:  Discuss specific solutions they would support to end the dominance of money in politics. In a letter to the Republican and Democratic debate moderators, the ReFormers are demanding that candidates be held accountable for providing substantive policy proposals. Check out the letter below! (click to enlarge)   Issue One’s

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Bipartisan ‘ReFormers Caucus’ Launches in Washington, Demands Action on Money-in-Politics Reform

Yesterday, Issue One’s bipartisan group of more than 100 former members of Congress and governors gathered on Capitol Hill to call for renewed action to enact solutions to money in politics. The ReFormers Caucus is the largest bipartisan group of former elected officials speaking out for comprehensive campaign finance reform ever assembled. Currently, the ReFormers include former representatives, senators, governors,

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Congress needs to act immediately to provide states with the emergency federal funding they need to run safe, secure and credible elections in November. The previous federal funding was an important down payment, but reports from state and local election officials indicate substantially more federal emergency assistance is needed as soon as possible. Issue One and many others are working to convince Senators to vote in July for more funding so that our November elections are safe, secure, and fair.