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A demonstration for net neutrality
July 14, 2014 - 2:34 PM ET
Nation Action

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
Nation Action

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
Nation Action

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
Nation Action

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
Nation Action

A bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren would give borrowers a chance to refinance their student loans.

Richard Martinez
June 4, 2014 - 11:00 AM ET
Nation Action

Just a day after his son was killed, Richard Martinez asked people across the country to send postcards to their elected representatives with the simple phrase “Not one more.”

Reporting Back

Reporting Back

Reporting Back

In early February, Jessica Valenti reported that TED Talks, the host of conferences and videos watched by millions, did not organize discussions on abortion and did not believe the issue fit into “wider issues of justice, inequality and human rights.” Shortly after the story broke, we launched a petition demanding a policy change. After less than 24-hours of pressure from NARAL Pro-Choice America and Nation readers, TED backtracked, claiming that their words were taken out of context and that they welcomed discussions of “abortion as a social justice issue.” To hold TED to its word, head to TED’s website to suggest your favorite reproductive justice activists and writers as possible speakers.

Activism Articles and Video

Articles & Video

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

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

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.

July 16, 2014 - 2:30 PM ET
Michelle Chen

The bill purports to target only those who purchase sex, but threatens to indirectly criminalize many of the services, spaces and personal interactions that would make it possible for sex workers to openly do business.

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."