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

Los Angeles Times

Caroline Fredrickson discusses the implications that services like Uber and Lyft have on the American workplace and labor regulations.


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."


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