The following is an exclusive excerpt from upcoming graphic novel Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy, published by First Second of Macmillan publishing and out on July 7. The author is Daniel G. Newman of MapLight, a non-profit focused on government transparency.
The book outlines key problems in American democracy, proven solutions, and stories of activists working to effect change. It documents the influence of money in politics, gerrymandering, voter suppression, the failings of the electoral college, our current voting methods and more—and the format makes the content widely accessible. It's illustrated by acclaimed cartoonist George O'Connor.