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The End of Abercrombie & Fitch

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

For the past seven years, people have continued to flock to A&F stores, even though the largest size for women's jeans is a 10 and there are no XL or XXL sizes for women on the shelves. Who is to blame? In part, we are.

Ryan Grim Gets Big Investment | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Petition platform got a $15 million cash infusion last week from The Omidyar Network, an investment firm connected to eBay fo...

Ryan Grim Opens Platform To Small Donors | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- is opening its petition platform to allow small donors to fund the expansion of a grassroots campaign, an effort to diversify...

Online Petition Against Disney's Sexist Avengers T-Shirts Gets Nearly 6,000 Signatures

Daniel Vahab | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Daniel Vahab

A recent online petition to get the Disney Store to "stop selling sexist Avengers T-shirts" has received nearly 6,000 signatures. The shirts in question include one for boys that reads, "Be a Hero," and one for girls that reads, "I Need a Hero."

The Boy Scouts Made Me Gayer!!

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

Before my forced resignation from the BSA, I had never been involved in anything. I had never even been to a gay pride parade!

Slacktivism Makes Not the World a Better Place

Patricia Morizio | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Patricia Morizio

We're not all (nor can we all be) cardiothoracic surgeons, human rights lawyers, or Mother Theresa. That leaves the rest of us critical thinkers scratching our heads about what it is we last did for mankind.

Packaging -- How to Land Yourself on Time Magazine's World's 100 Most Influential People List

Peter Sheahan | Posted 04.22.2013 | Small Business
Peter Sheahan

We've all heard the notion that a single great idea has the capacity to change the world. But in truth, ideas don't manifest change. People do, specifically people who can elevate those ideas by clearly articulating how they can be put into practice in the real world.

Scouting for Equality

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Tyrrell

The BSA is in danger of becoming obsolete. In this ever changing society, scouting is becoming less and less relevant. WE WANT TO HELP! We love scouting and think ALL should be able to enjoy its rewards. How can I help? That is the most asked question I get.

Desmond Tutu Starts Petition To Release Nobel Winner

Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

When Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his dedication to human rights in China, he and his wife were under house arrest. To this day, t...

Paul Blumenthal

Centrist Group Masks GOP Backing | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the influential Campaign to Fix The Debt struck a posture of post-partisan political neutrality this past week, as they swarm...

Petition Calls For Banks To Condemn Uganda's 'Kill The Gays' Bill

Posted 11.27.2012 | Gay Voices

More than 370,000 people have signed a petition calling on Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda's so-called "Kill the Gays" bill. In...

Most Working Women Are Put in a Bind, Not a Binder

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Women deserve pay parity, not parody in comic binders. Study the candidates' voting records on issues important to working women and our families.

Our Work Begins on November 7th

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Ivanley Noisette

Although it does mark the end of long and grueling campaigns, the day after Election Day should not be perceived as the end, but rather, the beginning. We've Seen This Before

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Recently, the Huffington Post reported that has abandoned its progressive roots and apparently planned on doing it without telling anyone, ...

More Than 70,000 People Call For Ann Coulter To Publicly Apologize For 'Retard' Tweet

Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact

A petition urging Ann Coulter to publicly apologize for "constantly using the R-word" has racked up more than 70,000 supporters since its launch. ...

What Changes at Say About us, Online Advocacy, and Our Movements

Isaac Luria | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Isaac Luria

When I first heard the news of's departure from its progressive moorings, I was angry -- but not entirely surprised. The writing has been on the wall for years now that wouldn't remain simply a "progressive" organization.

Kathleen Miles

Innocent, Sick, Behind Bars | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Daniel Larsen, 46, has spent almost 13 years in prison -- even though he was declared innocent by a federal judge two years ago. Now, his life is at r...

The Case for Change

Ben Rattray | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Ben Rattray

After reading this, if it's still not clear to you which version of is accurate, I'd ask you consider suspending final judgment until you see the impact of our actions once the heat of the rhetoric subsides.

"You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train."

Steven Biel | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Steven Biel

After more than 1,000 signatures and a wave of media coverage, Gov. Markell came out against the rules, protecting drinking water for more than 15 million people. That's just the tip of the iceberg, and the movement is growing every day. So how is this different from

Ryan Grim Changing: Site To Drop Progressive Litmus Test For Campaigns, Say Internal Documents | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Read founder Ben Rattray's response to this story here. WASHINGTON --, the online social movement company founded on progress...

Kathleen Miles

Will This New Trend Change Restaurants Forever? | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.11.2012 | Los Angeles

The online petition site could be seen as both a blessing and a curse for restaurants. On the one hand, it's an easy way for customers to c...

Is Vandy Clubbing Seals? You Can Stop Them!

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.08.2012 | College

Someone really, really doesn't like Vanderbilt University's football team. A new petition that popped up this week is petitioning the athle...

University Says Allowing Campus LGBT Club Would Be 'Hypocritical' | Posted 08.08.2012 | College


SLIDESHOW: Top Change-Driven Leaders Of 2012

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.02.2012 | Impact

If you've had it with disparaging political rhetoric, look to this group of true leaders who don't place the blame on one another when times get tough...

Public Education Is for the Common Good

Asher Huey | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Asher Huey

When astroturf groups undermine schools and workers, they are not acting in the best interests of children, parents, teachers or the community.