On Tax Day, 2015, WhyNotBooks and I were thrilled to publish Unlock Congress. The release date was no accident — the central metaphor of the book depicted a defective government product that we as American taxpayers are compelled to pay for. Meanwhile, between seven and 11 percent of us have confidence in the U.S. Congress.
Our recourse? The civic warranty spelled out in the U.S. Constitution that allows us to band together, when necessary, to reform the rules — in order to restore the system.
I do not write today about the extraordinary progress that’s been made by the reform community or the steep challenges that we still face. Instead, I write simply to thank each and every one of you whom I’ve had the honor and pleasure to meet and work with over the last five years.
It’s hard to describe just how grateful I am to readers, scholars, professors, researchers, reformers, organizers, students, journalists, program hosts, legislative staff and members of the U.S. Congress.
For all of the inspiration and memories you have afforded me along this exhilarating journey, my deepest and most sincere thanks!
Out of many, one,