Caroline Fredrickson

Caroline Fredrickson is the president of the American Constitution Society (ACS) and the author of Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over and The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections (both from The New Press). She has been widely published on a range of legal and constitutional issues and is a frequent guest on television and radio shows. Before joining ACS, Fredrickson served as the director of the ACLU’s Washington legislative office and as general counsel and legal director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. In addition, she was chief of staff to Senator Maria Cantwell and deputy chief of staff to then Senate democratic leader Tom Daschle. During the Clinton administration, she served as special assistant to the president for legislative affairs. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

News and Reviews

Washington Post

“Fredrickson does a persuasive job of making connections that span decades.”

MSNBC's The Shift

Dorian Warren of MSNBC talks to Caroline Fredrickson - author of Under the Bus - and Sarah Jaffe about the labor movement.

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Author Caroline Fredrickson discusses marriage equality, the Supreme Court, and the Living Constitution.

Washington Independent Review of Books

Linda Jenning calls Under the Bus, "A call to action for women who have been left behind in the fight to secure fair labor standards."


Books by Caroline Fredrickson

The Democracy Fix
How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections

Caroline Fredrickson

Under the Bus
How Working Women Are Being Run Over

Caroline Fredrickson