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Famous Political Activists from the United States

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List of notable or famous political activists from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top political activists born in the United States and even some popular political activists who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American political activists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These political activists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known political activist from the United States is included when available.

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Markos Moulitsas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 47
Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, often known by his username and former military nickname "Kos", is the founder and publisher of Daily Kos, a blog focusing on liberal and Democratic ...more
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Maya Keyes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 33
Maya Jeane Marcel-Keyes is an American social and political activist and daughter of Alan Keyes, a candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. Marcel-Keyes has been involved with ...more
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Meir Kahane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
Dec. at 58 (1932-1990)
Meir David Kahane was a controversial American-Israeli rabbi, ultra-Zionist political figure, and writer, whose work became either the direct or indirect foundation of most modern Jewish ...more
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Michael Lerner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 76
Michael Lerner appeared in the Young, Jewish, and Left documentary film.
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Morgan Spurlock is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 48
Morgan Valentine Spurlock is an American documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, and political activist, best known for the documentary films Super Size Me, Where In ...more
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Ned Touchstone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
Dec. at 62 (1926-1988)
Ned O'Neal Touchstone was a newspaper publisher who was a figure in the "Radical Right" in Louisiana politics during the 1960s. He was born in the village of Florien in Sabine Parish ...more
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Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 90
Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as ...more
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Nomy Lamm is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 43
Nomy Lamm is an actress.
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Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 85
Ralph Nader is an American political activist of Lebanese origin, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, ...more
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Richard Gere is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 69
Richard Tiffany Gere is an American actor and activist. He began acting in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar and a starring role in Days of Heaven. He came to ...more
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Rob Reiner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 71
Robert "Rob" Reiner is an American actor, director, producer, and activist. As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence with the role of Michael Stivic, son-in-law of Archie ...more
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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 75
Robert De Niro is an American actor and film producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly and the Martin Scorsese-directed ...more
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Robert Greenwald is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 75
Robert Greenwald is an American television, feature film and documentary filmmaker, and political activist. Greenwald is founder and president of Brave New Films He has produced and/or directed ...more
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Ron Silver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
Dec. at 63 (1946-2009)
Ronald Arthur "Ron" Silver was an American actor, director, producer, radio host and political activist.
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Stephen Stills is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 74
Stephen Arthur Stills is an American musician and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash. He performed on a professional level in ...more
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Stokely Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
Dec. at 57 (1941-1998)
Kwame Touré, once known as Stokely Carmichael, was a Trinidadian-American revolutionary active in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and later, the global Pan-African movement. Growing up ...more
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Suheir Hammad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 45
Suheir Hammad is an American poet, author and political activist. She was born in Amman, Jordan. Her parents were Palestinian refugees who immigrated along with their daughter to Brooklyn, New ...more
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Susan Sarandon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 72
Susan Abigail Sarandon is an American actress. She is an Academy Award and BAFTA Award winner who is also known for her social and political activism for a variety of liberal causes. She was ...more
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Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 48
Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and activist. Vaughn began acting in the late 1980s. He has appeared in a number of films in the 1990s, ...more
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Vincent Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
Vince Flaherty is an American producer, recording artist, writer, and political activist. As of February, 2014 Flaherty is a candidate to represent California’s District 33 in the U.S. Congress ...more
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Wayne H. Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
Dec. at 66 (1928-1994)
Wayne H. Babbitt was a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Arkansas, who in 1972 became the only member of his party ever to oppose the reelection of entrenched Democratic U.S. Senator ...more
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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
age 63
Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedienne, political activist, writer, producer, and television host. Although Goldberg made her film debut in the avant-garde ensemble film Citizen: I'm ...more