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Activists deliver a petition to Senator Udall's office
December 5, 2014 - 12:12 PM ET
Pablo Mayo Cerqueiro

Democratic Senator Mark Udall of Colorado could enter the history books as the second lawmaker to read classified controversial government documents into public record.

Protesters demonstrate against abuse of detainees
November 20, 2014 - 3:41 PM ET

Transparency and civil liberties advocates are calling on outgoing Senator Mark Udall to use his privileges as a senator to release the contents of the CIA “torture report” into the Congressional Record.

November 6, 2014 - 5:12 PM ET

The FCC is reportedly considering a “hybrid” plan that could still leave us with exactly what we don’t want: fast lanes for the 1% and slow lanes for everybody else.

An activist in New York City.
October 21, 2014 - 10:41 AM ET

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 - 2:48 PM ET

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 - 12:04 PM ET

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.

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

2014 Progressive Honor Roll
December 22, 2014 - 6:56 PM ET
John Nichols

From the huge climate march in September to racial-justice activism, it was a year that saw renewal of movement-based politics.

December 22, 2014 - 4:04 PM ET

From the classrooms to the streets, the movement keeps growing.

December 22, 2014 - 3:19 PM ET
Leslie Savan

Poet Crystal Valentine: “Maybe politics aren’t Armageddon enough for us”

December 16, 2014 - 4:11 PM ET
Katrina vanden Heuvel

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants his office to be able to prosecute cases in which police officers kill unarmed citizens.

December 11, 2014 - 2:39 PM ET

From Ferguson to Staten Island, a youth uprising.

Activisim Petitions

Community Petitions

Walmart shoppers
July 9, 2013 - 10:57 AM ET

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

Wajeha al-Huwaider and Fawzia al-Oyouni
July 9, 2013 - 10:51 AM ET

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