Despite our immense political divisions, Americans are nearly united in our belief that something is wrong with our government: It works for the wealthy and powerful, but not for anyone else. Our new book exposes the twisted roots of our broken democracy and highlights the heroic efforts of those unrigging the system to return power to We the People.
Unrig shines a light behind the scenes—from the sweaty cubicles where senators dial corporate CEOs for dollars, to lavish retreats where billionaires boost their favored candidates, to the map rooms where lawmakers scheme to handpick their voters. We also highlight surprising solutions that limit the influence of big money and redraw the lines of political power.
If you’re overwhelmed by negative news and despairing for the direction of our country, Unrig is the tonic that will restore your faith and reveal the path forward to fix our broken democracy.
Daniel G. Newman is a national expert on government accountability and money in politics. He is president and co-founder of MapLight, a nonpartisan nonprofit that promotes transparency and political reform. Newman has appeared in hundreds of media outlets, including CNN, CBS, MSNBC, FOX Business News, and NPR.
George O’Connor is a New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator of the Olympians series as well as such graphic novels as Journey into Mohawk Country and Ball Peen Hammer. In addition to his graphic novel career, O’Connor has published several children’s picture books.