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Fair Representation

UNRIG: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy
This stirring nonfiction graphic novel by Daniel G. Newman and artist George O’Connor takes readers behind the scenes where lawmakers scheme to handpick their voters.
Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy
David Daley examines how a small cadre of Republican operatives rigged American elections.
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.
Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It
In this powerful work of reportage, Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman, two vigilant watchdogs, expose legalized corruption and link it to the kitchen-table issues citizens face every day
‍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.
‍On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
By Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come.
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.
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!
Inequality for All
Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses the grave economic and social consequences that may result if the gap between rich and poor continues to widen.
Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes
A fun guidebook to returning the United States government to its People
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.
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
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
Recommended Reading List (Full List)
An aggregated list of all FDF's suggested books to learn more issues relating to improving our Democracy.
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.
The Democracy Rebellion
The story of our fight clean elections, voters rights, gerrymander reform and against dark money, Citizens United, and rigged elections.