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Money in Politics

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".
Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy
This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of electoral politics in America's municipalities.
‍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.
‍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
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.
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.
#7 - Corporations and Democracy
The primary source of big money in First World countries is the control of consolidated and potentially immortal artificial entities -- corporations.
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
Introduction to the Problem of Money in US Politics
Great disparity in the wealth of citizens has been a problem for the conduct of democracy since ancient Athens. At the outset of the American experiment in democracy only wealthy males over 21 could vote.
Money in Politics: In the News
The latest news and articles relating to Money in Politics
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
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
What is Democracy
Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted.
Recommended Reading List (Full List)
An aggregated list of all FDF's suggested books to learn more issues relating to improving our Democracy.
Summary - What Does It All Mean?
Brief summary of the series by Ken Dammand about our democracy, how we got here, and what can be done.
#6 - The Myths that Blind Us
Ken Dammand breaks down popular myths about democracy, capitalism, and more...
#1 - The Short Story of Democracy’s Demise
Democracy is all about equality in political power. But this doesn’t work for everybody.
Democracy Story: Introduction
A series about our democracy, how we got here, and what can be done.
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.
The Democracy Rebellion
The story of our fight clean elections, voters rights, gerrymander reform and against dark money, Citizens United, and rigged elections.