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An activist in New York City.
October 21, 2014 - 11:41 AM ET
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Law professor and State Senator Jamie Raskin is planning on introducing a bill that could put a dent in corporations’ ability to influence our elections.  

356,368 severly mentally ill people were imprisoned in 2012 in the US
October 8, 2014 - 3:48 PM ET
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As part of OverCriminalized, our video series produced in partnership with the ACLU and Brave New Films, we're calling on Congress to put the focus of mental health reform where it belongs.

Protest in Ferguson
October 8, 2014 - 1:04 PM ET
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We’ve joined forces with ColorofChange.org, Daily Kos, the Advancement Project and a host of other organizations to call on the executive branch of our federal government to take concrete steps to end racist and abusive policing.

Net neutrality protest
September 10, 2014 - 11:00 AM ET
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We're running out of time to fight for net neutrality.

An Apple store in China
September 9, 2014 - 10:46 AM ET
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A recent investigation of an Apple supplier factory by China Labor Watch and Green America found numerous serious health, safety and human rights violations.

A woman protests police brutality in the wake of Mike Brown's death
September 4, 2014 - 1:58 PM ET
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From making a donation to watching a video to sharing your own story, here are six ways you can support young people at the forefront of the fight for racial justice.

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

Kailash Satyarthi
October 22, 2014 - 1:18 PM ET
Robin Broad
John Cavanagh

The Indian Nobel Peace Prize winner has repeatedly risked his life fighting child labor and sweatshop abuses.

October 21, 2014 - 11:41 AM ET
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Law professor and State Senator Jamie Raskin is planning on introducing a bill that could put a dent in corporations’ ability to influence our elections.  

October 21, 2014 - 11:25 AM ET
Micah L. Sifry

Ganz seems to think my book blames technology alone for the Internet’s failure to democratize politics. That’s far from the case.

October 16, 2014 - 11:12 AM ET
Muna Mire

Faced with police brutality, white hostility and entrenched racism, young activists are showing the world a new kind of resistance.

October 14, 2014 - 5:28 PM ET
StudentNation

Across the country, young people rally, converge and stage sit-ins to end mass criminalization—and more.

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."