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‍Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
American investigative journalist Jane Mayer writes about a network of extremely wealthy conservative Republicans, foremost among them Charles and David Koch.
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits
Based on Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s investigative reporting of the 2016 presidential election for Rolling Stone and BBC television
‍You're More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen's Guide to Making Change Happen
Eric Liu lays out the strategies of reform and revolution to help every reader make sense of our world today.
‍Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
Written by Anand Giridharadas, this book helps us understand some of the egregious abuses of power that dominate today’s news.
How Democracies Die
Written by Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky, this book shows how democracies die—and how ours can be saved.
‍Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for American
Written by Nancy MacLean, this book is an explosive exposé of the right's relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and change the Constitution.
Contract to Unite America: Ten Reforms to Reclaim Our Republic
Written by Neal Simon, Contract to Unite America provides specific, practical solutions for an improved government and a better tomorrow.
Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy
Written by Richard L. Hasen, this book offers concrete steps that need to be taken to restore trust in American elections before the democratic process is completely undermined.
Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America
Written by Gilda R. Daniels, this book warns that a premeditated strategy of restrictive laws and deceptive practices has taken root and is eroding the very basis of American democracy—the right to vote!
‍They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy
Written by Lawrence Lessig, this book charts the way in which the fundamental institutions of our democracy, including our media, respond to narrow interests rather than to the needs and wishes of the nation’s citizenry
‍Vote for Us: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting
Written by Joshua Douglas, this book gives anyone fed up with our current political environment the ideas and tools necessary to affect change in their own communities.
Democracy Research Resources
Excellent and reputable sources to dig deeper into the democratic process and more.
The Democracy Rebellion
The story of our fight clean elections, voters rights, gerrymander reform and against dark money, Citizens United, and rigged elections.
Seattle Clean Elections
The Seattle Clean Elections Ordinance poses the possibility of eliminating Super PACs Nationwide.
Clean Campaigns Act Unanimously Approved by Seattle City Council!
BIG win in Seattle! Two of the three bills that are part of the Clean Campaigns Act passed unanimously.
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote
By Robert Greenwald (2019), this documentary paints an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election in the state of Georgia
Slay the Dragon: End Gerrymandering or Democracy Dies. We Can Stop It.
A secretive, high-tech gerrymandering initiative launched 10 years ago threatens to undermine our democracy
Dark Money
A political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida's electoral rolls.
Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes
A fun guidebook to returning the United States government to its People
Citizen Koch
Citizen Koch is a 2013 film produced and directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, concerning the political influence of American plutocrats on the political process following the US Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC
Hacking Democracy
Follows the tenacious Seattle grandmother / investigator, Bev Harris, and her band of extraordinary citizen-activists as they set out to answer one simple question: How does America count its votes?
A Short History of Fix Democracy First's Work on Money in Politics
An overview of our work toward a system in which citizens’ voices in government are not dependent upon their financial resources
Rigged: The Voter Suppression Handbook
This documentary examines how, since 2008, right-wing groups have worked with certain states, to make it harder to vote, particularly for minority groups and young people
Ranked Choice Voting: In the News
The latest news and articles relating to Ranked Choice Voting
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