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Voting Access

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.
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.
Corporations are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations
Jeff Clements examines how Citizens United v. FEC and related cases have fabricated unprecedented rights and power for corporations and money, at the expense of human beings and democracy itself.
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
‍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
‍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.
‍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.
‍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.
‍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
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!
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.
Voting Access: In the News
The latest news and articles relating to Voting Access
The Corporation
This documentary begins with an unusual detail that came from the 14th Amendment: Under constitutional law, corporations are seen as individuals.
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?
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.
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.
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
Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections
Follows Finnish hacker and cyber security expert Harri Hursti as he travels across the U.S. and around the world to show how our election systems remain unprotecte
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.
#5 - Is Our Democracy in Chains?
Democracy does not work for everyone. There are, have been, and always will be people who would be better served by it...
#2 - The Plan to Defeat Democracy
American Democracy is under attack. It is being used to the advantage of a few over the well-being of the many
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.