Social Activists

Social activists work to bring about change in the social, political, economic, religious, environmental, or military policies of society or of an organization, by rallying social support for their cause. By building broad support, they are able to distribute information and represent the shared concerns of many citizens, thereby acting not only for their own interests but also in the interest of creating a better society. The desired improvement could be more jobs, higher wages, lower prices, safer working conditions, voting rights, more equitable laws or law enforcement, environmental protection, product labeling, consumer safety, gun control, the end of military action, or any other goal perceived to be vital to the well-being of society. These particular goals were among the motivating forces for significant social ...

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