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Fred Wertheimer

Fred Wertheimer

Fred Wertheimer is the founder and president of Democracy 21, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to promote government accountability and integrity.

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Manchin's Filibuster Defense Betrays the Senate Legacy He Claims to Protect

The senator from West Virginia says he sees himself as a defender of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd. If we review Byrd's legacy, however, it's clear Manchin is not doing that.

Fred Wertheimer ·


The For the People Act Must Pass In Whole

"There is nothing to indicate that taking out key democracy reforms from the bill will improve the chances of passing S. 1."

Fred Wertheimer ·


Republican State Officials Are Already Using Trump’s Big Lie as Cover To Pursue New Laws To Make It Harder To Vote

Congress must move quickly to enact H.R. 1, the For The People Act, and H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Fred Wertheimer ·


How a Biden Win Can Sink One of Mcconnell's Top Priorities

A President Biden could make public financing of elections happen early next year—and end the quest he began almost five decades ago.

Fred Wertheimer ·


Mitch 'The Grim Reaper' McConnell: Meet the Man Who Ruined the Senate

The Republican Majority Leader from Kentucky has made the Senate a legislative graveyard

Fred Wertheimer ·


Trump Has Given Us the Ultimate Chinese Import: American Princelings

Princelings Donald Jr. and Eric run President Trump’s worldwide business enterprises, although the president still owns and profits from his businesses

Fred Wertheimer ·


For Donald Trump, A Historic First Year For All the Wrong Reasons

We are unaware of any previous president in the history of the U.S. who has lied so blatantly and debased so dangerously our values and our institutions of self-government.

Karen Hobert Flynn ·


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