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Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy

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Paul Perry is an ideal candidate for the Democratic Party. He's a young Black man with an Ivy League education and a compelling life story who is running on a platform of affordable healthcare and better salaries for teachers. But he finds that it takes more than determination, hard work, and a political science degree to defeat his opponents—it takes deep pockets. His campaign comes to a screeching halt, not because of a scandal or a lack of community support, but because he couldn’t raise enough funds.

This is one of the many stories in Unrig. Using short histories, biographical sketches, and current events, journalist Daniel G. Newman and artist George O'Connor paint a complex picture of how wealth and influence are used to shape our democracy.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781250295309
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 05/09/2020
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Graphic novels: true stories & non-fiction
  • Imprint: First Second
  • Pages: 288
  • Price: $44.99

Paul Perry is an ideal candidate for the Democratic Party. He's a young Black man with an Ivy League education and a compelling life story who is running on a platform of affordable healthcare and better salaries for teachers. But he finds that it takes more than determination, hard work, and a political science degree to defeat his opponents—it takes deep pockets. His campaign comes to a screeching halt, not because of a scandal or a lack of community support, but because he couldn’t raise enough funds.

This is one of the many stories in Unrig. Using short histories, biographical sketches, and current events, journalist Daniel G. Newman and artist George O'Connor paint a complex picture of how wealth and influence are used to shape our democracy.

Author Information

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. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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