You Call This Democracy? How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People

Author: Elizabeth Rusch

The political landscape has never been so tumultuous: issues with the electoral college, gerrymandering, voter suppression, and a lack of representation in the polls and in our leadership have led to Americans of all ages asking, How did we get here?

Rather than pointing fingers at people and political parties, You Call This Democracy? looks at flaws in the system and offers a real way out of the mess we're in. Each chapter breaks down a different problem plaguing American democracy, exploring how it’s undemocratic, offering possible solutions (with examples of real-life teens who have already started working toward them), and suggesting ways to effect change – starting now.