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

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."


Elle reviews Under the Bus: "This is a damn fine book that I will reference frequently and at length, forever."


Books by Caroline Fredrickson

Under the Bus
How Working Women Are Being Run Over

Caroline Fredrickson