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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity Launches New $150,000 Ad Buy Urging Congress to “Honor the Will of the People” on January 6th

Ahead of the joint session of Congress on January 6 to affirm the votes of the Electoral College, the bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — has launched a new $150,000 digital ad buy urging Congress to “honor the will of

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Issue One welcomes the renewal of the House modernizing committee

Today, Speaker Pelosi announced that the House will renew the bipartisan Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress for the 117th session. In response, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement:  “Issue One applauds Speaker Pelosi’s decision to renew the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. In these highly divisive times, the American people desperately need

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity statement on 2020 presidential race

The bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — issued the following statement in the wake of major news outlets calling the 2020 presidential race for Democrat Joe Biden: “There is now an apparent winner in the presidential contest. We can all

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Senator Rubio’s ‘safe harbor’ election bill merits bipartisan support and action

Last week, a group of 40 experts on elections and democracy released a letter imploring Congress to support a bill that would give states more time to tally election results. The letter noted that delays due to close races, legal disputes, and the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots expected during the COVID-19 pandemic could prevent states from being able to

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Issue One praises new bipartisan proposal to bring transparency to foreign-backed social media content

Today, Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY) introduced H.R. 8464, the bipartisan Foreign Agent Disclaimer Enhancement (FADE) Act. The bill would require political social media content to include disclaimers if it’s produced or transmitted by foreign adversaries or their agents. In response, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement: “Year after year, national security experts

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Modernization committee approves bold, bipartisan recommendations to improve Congress

Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement in the wake of the news that the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress unanimously approved 40 new recommendations today to improve Congress for the American people: “With this strong package of recommendations, the modernization committee has built upon its earlier momentum to dig deep into innovative solutions to

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For the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, it’s important to focus on the work ahead

100 years ago this week, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote in our nation. Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement:  “This is an important milestone in the ongoing effort to become a more perfect union. But, let’s be clear: almost as soon as the 19th Amendment was enacted,

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President Trump must cease his attacks on the post office and our election process

Today, President Trump explicitly stated that cuts to the United States Postal Service (USPS) were an effort to curb mail-in voting. In response, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement: “President Trump must end his war on the United States Postal Service and our democratic institutions. A vibrant and fully operational postal service is critical to our

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Issue One applauds the introduction of the bipartisan Lobbying Disclosure Reform Act of 2020 to increase transparency

Today, Reps. Ben Cline (R-VA) and Dean Phillips (D-MN) introduced H.R. 8022, the Lobbying Disclosure Reform Act of 2020 (LDA). This is the first substantive update of the LDA in over a decade, and helps reflect what lobbying looks like in 2020. Significantly, it was crafted and introduced in a bipartisan manner.  Since 2007, there has been a marked overall

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Stop playing politics and fund safe and secure elections

As coronavirus stimulus negotiations appear to have reached an impasse in Congress, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement:  “House Republicans have called for additional federal funding for safe and secure elections. Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt has called for additional emergency federal funding. Election officials across the country have called for additional federal funding. It’s

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