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Students protest their school's handling of sexual assault
July 30, 2014 - 4:40 PM ET
Sarah Arnold
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Earlier this month, we joined Know Your IX to call on Congress to give the Department of Education the tools to hold colleges responsible for campus sexual assault. A bill introduced this morning would do just that.

A demonstration for net neutrality
July 14, 2014 - 2:34 PM ET
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The organization is calling out members of the CBC it believes are siding with the telecom industry over the interests of everyday Internet users.

Protest at Amherst College
July 8, 2014 - 3:30 PM ET
Alexandra Brodsky
Dana Bolger
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The Department of Education has never sanctioned a school for sexual-assault related violations. It’s time to change that.

President Obama and solar panels
July 3, 2014 - 1:30 PM ET
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Join The Nation and Green America in calling on Congress to pass the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014.

Iraqi funeral
June 19, 2014 - 12:20 PM ET
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Military intervention in Iraq would inflame sectarian divisions and almost certainly kill civilians.

Elizabeth Warren speaks about student loan debt
June 9, 2014 - 4:33 PM ET
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A bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren would give borrowers a chance to refinance their student loans.

Reporting Back

Reporting Back

Reporting Back

In early July, The Nation partnered with Know Your IX, a national survivor-run campaign to fight campus sexual violence. Together we called on Congress to give the Department of Education the tools to hold colleges accountable for their treatment of sexual assault. At the end of the month, a group of senators introduced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, a bill that would do just that. Although advocates still need to ensure that the bill is passed, members of Know Your IX see its introduction as an important step forward in the quest to hold colleges accountable for campus sexual assault. “We’re glad to see this bipartisan effort, rooted in students’ experiences on the ground and their recommendations, moving forward,” they said. “It’s a promising step toward building campuses that are safe for students of all genders.”

Activism Articles and Video

Articles & Video

July 30, 2014 - 4:40 PM ET
Sarah Arnold
Nation Action

Earlier this month, we joined Know Your IX to call on Congress to give the Department of Education the tools to hold colleges responsible for campus sexual assault. A bill introduced this morning would do just that.

July 22, 2014 - 11:27 AM ET
Chloe Maxmin
StudentNation

In high school, I learned that one person and one group of passionate committed individuals can build a powerful movement.

July 21, 2014 - 4:52 PM ET
Michelle Chen

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 18, 2014 - 2:46 PM ET
Hannah K. Gold
StudentNation

Organized by the New Economy Coalition, CommonBound brought together more than 650 activists, academics, and students to discuss what the “new economy” is and share projects that had been working to further its realization.

anti-choice march
July 18, 2014 - 10:00 AM ET
Moshe Z. Marvit

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

Activisim Petitions

Community Petitions

Walmart shoppers
July 9, 2013 - 11:57 AM ET

The average hourly wage of a Walmart employee is just $8.81. 

Wajeha al-Huwaider and Fawzia al-Oyouni
July 9, 2013 - 11:51 AM ET

Wajeha al-Huwaider and Fawzia al-Oyouni were charged with the crime of "inciting a wife against her husband."