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

After Words on C-SPAN

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

The Cycle on MSNBC

Watch Caroline Fredrickson on The Cycle, discussing workplace equality laws.


Katie McDonough interviews Caroline Fredrickson on discrimination against working women.


"The most refreshing part about her book is the way Frederickson connects this narrative with her own personal story — that even she, as a policy advocate, didn’t think about low-wage workers until recently."


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