“America doesn’t suffer from an excess of civic energy that needs to be reined in and disciplined. It suffers from the widespread view that politics is conducted for the benefit of the well-connected few. Voting is the simplest, most electrifying way that ordinary people can make their voices heard. Anything that unduly inhibits it saps a people’s democratic faith. Anything that enables it brings the governed closer to government. The only images from 2020 that conveyed joy were those of the faces of Americans who came out of isolation during the pandemic and lined up to be counted.” The Atlantic’s George Packer on Fred Wertheimer: The Man Who Waited 50 Years for This Moment. “Some things are worth half a century of effort. Fred Wertheimer has been campaigning for good government and against corruption in Washington since 1971.”