The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections


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New Press
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5.8 X 1.0 X 8.6 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author

Caroline Fredrickson is the president of the American Constitution Society (ACS) and the author of Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over. She has been widely published on a range of legal and constitutional issues and is a frequent guest on television and radio shows. Before joining ACS, Caroline served as the director of the ACLU's Washington legislative office and as general counsel and legal director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. In addition, Caroline was chief of staff to Senator Maria Cantwell and deputy chief of staff to the then Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle. During the Clinton administration, she served as special assistant to the president for legislative affairs. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.


Praise for The Democracy Fix
"Fredrickson does a persuasive job of making connections that span decades."
--Washington Post

"Offering a 'real world' blueprint for political success in the era of Trump and the forthcoming 2020 elections, The Democracy Fix should be on the personal reading list of every political activist seeking a restoration of American values."
--Midwest Book Review
"A call to action for her left-of-center colleagues. . . . Fredrickson pulls no punches about the amount of effort it will take for the progressive wing of the Democratic party to regain significant power at the national level in this well-conceived, timely offering on countering the current political environment."
--Library Journal "Fredrickson exposes the powerful, wealthy string-pullers manipulating American politics with dark money, fake science, front groups, and--increasingly--amenable judges. Knowledge is power, and this book will help empower us to reclaim our country."
--Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, author of Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy

"A cogent, timely, and urgent analysis of what ails American democracy, coupled with a thoughtful, effective prescription for how we defend this bedrock of our nation's value system."
--Stacey Abrams, former Georgia House Minority Leader and founder and chair of Fair Fight Action

"A timely, important book on a topic that has never been more relevant. Fredrickson uses her brilliant mind and legal expertise to make a compelling case for the urgency of democracy reform."
--Cecile Richards, former president, Planned Parenthood

"How can we make change to ensure access to the vote for all Americans, build a more equitable democracy, and win on progressive issues? The Democracy Fix offers provocative new ideas to achieve these goals and more. A must-read for anyone who cares about a progressive future."
--Vanita Gupta, president and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

"Caroline Fredrickson has devoted her life to righting wrongs. Her latest book provides a blueprint for others with a similar calling."
--Eva Paterson, president and co-founder, Equal Justice Society
"Caroline Fredrickson is the rare legal scholar whose research and insights are matched by practical experience in government and policy, which makes her ideas for revitalizing democracy especially relevant, whether one agrees with them or not. At a time when Americans across the spectrum are questioning how money, inequality and corporate power may undercut their voice, this is a book that confronts how the rules are being gamed--and what to do about it."
--Ari Melber, MSNBC host and chief legal correspondent