Caroline Fredrickson

Caroline Fredrickson is the president of the American Constitution Society (ACS), a senior fellow at Demos, and the author of Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over and the forthcoming 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, Caroline 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, Caroline was chief of staff to Senator Maria Cantwell and deputy chief of staff to the 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


Under the Bus "presents the case that there’s still a lot to be done for women and men to be on equal footing."

Shelf Awareness

Under the Bus "serves to illustrate how far systemic policy change could go in creating equal opportunity across the board--improving working situations for women."


In an interview Caroline Fredrickson notes that "feminists and those fighting against income inequality must come together to fuse a more powerful movement."

After Words on C-SPAN

Caroline Fredrickson discusses continued challenges that women face in the workplace.


Books by Caroline Fredrickson

Under the Bus
How Working Women Are Being Run Over

Caroline Fredrickson