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Civic Engagement

A People's History of the United States
Howard Zinn presents a different side of history from the more traditional "fundamental nationalist glorification of country".
Who Stole the American Dream?
Written by Hendrick Smith, this book describes the consolidation of wealth in the United States, and the dismantling of the middle class.
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.
‍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.
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
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
Recommended Reading List (Full List)
An aggregated list of all FDF's suggested books to learn more issues relating to improving our Democracy.
#4 - Class War and Democracy
Buffet is right. Wealth is concentrated in the hands of a mindbogglingly small fraction of the population and this phenomenon is accelerating
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.
Seattle Clean Elections
The Seattle Clean Elections Ordinance poses the possibility of eliminating Super PACs Nationwide.