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


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

Mother Jones

Caroline Fredrickson's debut book "offers up fixes for this broken, exclusive system."

The American Prospect

Read a piece by Caroline Fredrickson on how the legacy of slavery and prescribed gender roles continues to rob millions of their fair share.

HuffPost Women

Caroline Fredrickson argues that "workplace laws threw women of color under the bus from the beginning, but we will all get run over if we don't reinvent our system to get everyone on board" in her piece for HuffPost Women.


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