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Swamp Stories Episode 20: Firewall

 “Already the council has made numerous national television appearances and penned several op-eds, laying the groundwork for a greater role in educating the public, and advocating for patience and trust in our institutions in the days that lie ahead.” COVID-19 has changed many aspects of everyday life, including the way many Americans are voting. Because of this, people have increasingly

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Swamp Stories Episode 19: Recounting 2000

“As for the 2020 election, there’s been a lot of talk in the media about how close it’s going to be, about how contested it will be, and all the things both sides are going to do. But for our part as members of the public and patriotic Americans, it’s our job to be patient and peaceful and let the

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Swamp Stories Episode 18: Conversations: Justin Giboney

Swamp Stories recently introduced a periodic series of episodes where host Weston Wamp has longform conversations with leaders in the political reform movement. In the second episode of this “Conversations” series, Weston is joined by AND Campaign’s Co-founder Justin Giboney to discuss the intersection of faith and politics, separating identity from political party, and how people of faith can put

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Swamp Stories Episode 16: Whistleblowers

“You might ask, ‘How much does the voice of a former politician matter?’ Well, one politician, maybe not a lot. 10? You might be getting somewhere. 100? That’s pretty hard to ignore. But 200 former members of Congress all working together to clean up Washington is historic. It has not happened before.” Across the country, people are disillusioned with politics

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Swamp Stories Episode 14: Conversations: Nick Penniman

Swamp Stories is excited to introduce a new periodic series of episodes where host Weston Wamp has longform conversations with leaders in the political reform movement. For the first episode of this “Conversations” series, Weston is joined by Issue One’s Founder and CEO Nick Penniman to discuss how he became involved in the political reform space, the current moment that

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Swamp Stories Episode 13: Hidden Trillions

“So if a normal year of government spending justifies a multi-billion dollar lobbying industry, you can just imagine what happened when the CARES Act came into focus. It was a lobbyist’s dream buffet.” In March, lawmakers passed the CARES Act to assist with the crippling effects of COVID-19 on America’s economy. While this massive government stimulus package was an important

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