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Issue One announces Louisa Imperiale as its new chief advancement officer

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Cory Combs

Director of Media Relations

Issue One is thrilled to welcome Louisa Imperiale as its new chief advancement officer, where she will lead and elevate Issue One’s fundraising efforts.

Louisa comes to Issue One with more than two decades of experience as a nonprofit and public sector development leader. Most recently, she served as vice president for development at Common Cause, where she was the principal fundraiser for both Common Cause and the Common Cause Education Fund.

“Issue One is thrilled to have Louisa Imperiale join our crosspartisan mission to bolster U.S. elections, build a healthier digital information environment for our democracy, and modernize Congress,” said Founder and CEO Nick Penniman.

“Issue One has been fortunate to have had diligent and talented staff to guide our fundraising growth,” said Issue One board Chair Whitney Hatch. “Coincident with our growing ambitions and commitment to the cause of democracy, Louisa Imperiale has the depth and breadth of experience we need to move forward. We are thrilled she has joined our terrific team and look forward to working closely with her to raise the resources needed to fuel our important work.”

Before working for Common Cause, Louisa served as the chief advancement officer at the School of Communication at American University. She has also played significant roles with the Republican National Committee and National Republican Senatorial Committee from April 2005 to November 2012, managing high-dollar donor programs and significantly increasing major donor revenue.

“This is such an exciting time of growth at Issue One and I’m honored to join the Issue One family,” said Imperiale. “The confidence placed in Issue One by our funders is truly awe-inspiring — they know that Issue One is leading the movement to fix our broken political system. I look forward to engaging with them as we scale our efforts to create a more functional and inclusive democracy.”

Louisa resides in Washington D.C.

Issue One is the leading crosspartisan political reform group in Washington, D.C. We unite Republicans, Democrats, and independents in the movement to fix our broken political system, strengthen U.S. elections, address the harms that social media is having on our democracy, limit the influence of big money over politics, and improve the ability of Congress to solve problems.