Caroline Fredrickson at Capital Books
June 20, 2019
- 6:30 p.m.
Capital Books
1011 K Street,
Sacramento CA

Event co-hosted by The New Press and American Constitution Society.

Despite representing the beliefs of a minority of the American public on many issues, conservatives are in power not just in Washington, DC, but also in state capitals and courtrooms across the country. They got there because, while progressives fought to death over the nuances of policy and to bring attention to specific issues, conservatives focused on simply gaining power by gaming our democracy. They understood that policy follows power, not the other way around.

Now, in THE DEMOCRACY FIX: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections (April 23, 2019; $25.99), Caroline Fredrickson—who has had a front-row seat on the political drama in DC for decades while working to shape progressive policies—argues that it’s time for progressives to focus on winning. She shows us how we can learn from the Right by having the determination to focus on judicial elections, state power, and voter laws without stooping to their dishonest, rule-breaking tactics. They must be ruthless in thinking through how work to change the rules of the game to regain power, expand the franchise, end voter suppression, win judicial elections, and fight for transparency and fairness in our political system.

There is no better time than now to grapple with how to win power and develop the strategies and tactics for long-term success, and Caroline Fredrickson shows the Left how.

TICKETS: You may reserve a seat in the front section with purchase of THE DEMOCRACY FIX from Capital Books with purchase of her book. Once the books arrive at the store, we’ll announce it here and on our social media. We’ll email your ticket to you, you can come into the store prior to the event to purchase her book, or you can purchase the book on the day of the event.

CAPACITY: We will sell out seats when we reach fifty. Any leftover seats will go to walk-ins for general seating in the non-reserved area.