Statements & press releases

“We applaud the Senate’s bipartisan work, but it is not enough,” Issue One says following today’s bipartisan January 6th report

In response to today’s bipartisan report from the Senate Homeland Security and Rules committees on the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, Issue One’s Founder and CEO Nick Penniman and Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement: “Today’s bipartisan Senate report offers the public new, troubling details about the intelligence and security failures that contributed to one of the darkest

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“Today was not the end,” Issue One says following today’s Senate vote on the creation of an independent and bipartisan January 6th Commission

In response to today’s Senate vote blocking the creation of an independent January 6th Commission, Issue One’s Founder and CEO Nick Penniman and Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement: Penniman said: “Our hearts broke a bit after today’s vote in the Senate. January 6th was a day of national trauma. Our nation deserves a bipartisan reckoning with what

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Issue One applauds bipartisan House passage of bill creating January 6th Commission; calls on Senate to act

Following today’s bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives to pass legislation that would create an independent January 6th Commission, Issue One CEO and Founder Nick Penniman and Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statements: Penniman said: “Our nation must never again witness such a reprehensible attack on our democracy as we saw on January 6th. Today’s passage of

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“This sets the stage for a bipartisan breakthrough moment in Congress,” says National Council on Election Integrity regarding the House Rules Committee’s vote to bring the creation of a January 6th commission to the floor

In response to today’s committee vote advancing bipartisan legislation that would create an independent and bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th assault on our U.S. Capitol, the National Council on Election Integrity released the following statement: “Today’s action by the House Rules Committee was a critical step towards getting an objective understanding of what happened on January 6th so this never happens

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Issue One ReFormers Caucus co-chairs applaud bipartisan momentum on the Voting Rights Act

In response to the letter from Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sent to congressional leadership in both chambers urging Congress to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act, Issue One ReFormers Caucus Co-chairs Amb. Tim Roemer (D-IN) and Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN) released the following statement: “We applaud Senator Manchin and Senator Murkowski for their leadership in working

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Issue One condemns FEC’s inaction on cases of alleged illegal coordination between 2016 presidential candidates and supportive outside groups

In the wake of the news that the statute of limitations has run out on two cases of alleged illegal coordination with big-money outside groups in the 2016 presidential race that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) had been investigating, Issue One issued the following statement: “It’s shameful that the FEC was missing in action for 15 months during the 2020

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Issue One applauds bipartisan agreement in the House to form an independent commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

Following today’s bipartisan agreement in the House on legislation to form a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Issue One’s Founder and CEO Nick Penniman and Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement: “We are encouraged by today’s agreement between House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Ranking Member John Katko

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Bipartisan National Council On Election Integrity launches new $250,000 advertising campaign calling for a commission to investigate January 6 and prevent future attacks

In response to the need for a thorough investigation into the January 6 assault on our U.S. Capitol, the National Council on Election Integrity has today launched a new $250,000 digital ad buy calling on Congress to create a bipartisan and independent commission to investigate the root causes that led to the attack on our representative democracy and prevent future

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Issue One honors a civil rights hero, calls for the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

In conjunction with today’s day of action to honor the late Congressman John Lewis and his lifetime of fighting for civil rights, Issue One Founder and CEO Nick Penniman issued the following statement in support of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act: “Today, we remember a towering figure in our nation’s history. As a lifelong warrior for civil rights,

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity condemns state bills politicizing election administration

Hundreds of bills have been introduced by state lawmakers that will change voting laws. In response, the National Council on Election Integrity released the following statement: “Across the country, state legislators have introduced legislation that would politicize election administration by taking power away from local election officials and putting it in the hands of partisan state legislators. As a recent

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