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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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Three Key Roles The Jan. 6 Committee Should Play In Its Upcoming Public Hearings

The 2022 congressional elections could serve as proving grounds for attempting to steal the 2024 presidential election.

Fred Wertheimer ·


GOP Attacks on Voting Already Impacting 2022 Primaries

All possible resources must be marshaled in the cause of fair, safe, and secure elections.

Fred Wertheimer ·


Voting Rights Fight Must Be Won to Conquer GOP 'Big Lie'

Trump set off a disastrous domino effect in 2020. Here are some of the biggest inaccuracies and myths being told about the Senate's vital voting rights legislation.

Fred Wertheimer ·


It's Not Too Late To Save Democracy. Senate Showdown On Voting Rights Coming In January

To put it simply: Republican officeholders in the states, backed by Republican Senators in Washington, are in the process of destroying our system of free and fair elections and imposing irreparable damage on our democracy for their own purely political advantage.

Fred Wertheimer ·


Mitch McConnell's Unquenchable Thirst For Obstruction

McConnell's career has been devoted to preventing the Senate from functioning whenever the Democrats have power in Washington.

Fred Wertheimer ·


No Senate Recess Until Voting Rights Protected

There is an urgent need for action to protect the vote and our democracy, and it’s time that our leaders started acting like they understand this.

Fred Wertheimer ·


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 ·

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