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Police wearing riot gear walk toward a man with his hands raised in Ferguson, MO
August 19, 2014 - 8:45 AM ET
Nation Action

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, shed light on the increasing militarization of the police in the United States.

President Obama demands "economic patriotism" from corporations
August 14, 2014 - 11:00 AM ET
Nation Action

Thanks to corporate inversions, many highly profitable companies are stiffing the United States government of billions of dollars that could be used to fund vital social programs. Tell President Obama to stop corporate deserters.

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
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.

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

Columbia Library
August 29, 2014 - 11:19 AM ET
George Joseph

Students fighting to improve campus sexual assault policies face indifference—or worse—from administrators.

August 29, 2014 - 6:48 AM ET
StudentNation

Michael Brown, John Crawford, Reefa Hernandez—and a national youth movement.

August 27, 2014 - 1:58 PM ET
Frank Barat

“Like Nelson Mandela, we must be willing to embrace the long walk toward freedom.”

August 20, 2014 - 1:40 PM ET
Michelle Chen

Labor activists are deepening the conversation about what “justice for Mike Brown” should mean for the impoverished community that now grieves for him.

August 19, 2014 - 8:45 AM ET
Nation Action

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, shed light on the increasing militarization of the police in the United States.

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."