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Atlas is the global political movement pushing to create a united, equitist world. At Atlas, we believe that we must work together across borders to tackle the biggest challenges of today and tomorrow. We dream to create an equitist society, where equitism is a political, social, and economic doctrine promoting the idea that to maximize peoples’ well-being, society must ensure equitable rights and opportunities for all.

Founded in July 2021 by Andrea Venzon and Colombe Cahen-Salvador, Atlas counts more than 20,000 supporters in 130 countries of which 1,500 active members, and counts on 19 national chapters.

Atlas is the global equitist political movement.

🌏 Global, because the founding belief of Atlas is that our future is global and cannot be tackled by working alone, and hence we must unite to seize opportunities and tackle challenges.

⚡️ Equitist, because Atlas is committed to working for a world that is equitable, where people are treated fairly, where individual, collective, and future well-being are society’s priority.

🎯 Political, because Atlas strives to impact change at the grassroots level, from outside and inside the halls of power. 

Our Story | Context 

Atlas is working to develop a comprehensive political philosophy that can change society for the better. Starting from the progressive values of its founders, the movement identifies Equitism - as the way forward. Equitism is the political, social, and economic doctrine promoting the idea that to maximize peoples’ well-being, society must ensure equitable rights and opportunities for all.

What's Equitism?

Altas is anchored and driven by the defense and promotion of the following five cardinal values:

🗳️ Democracy,

🌈 Human Rights & Freedoms (including LGBTQ+ rights, abortion rights etc),

⚙️ Free, Fair & Sustainable Economy,

🤝 Solidarity, and

🌱 Ecologism.

Global Governance 🇺🇳  | Atlas is working to develop a democratic global governance to achieve its vision of a united and equitable world. To do so, it has initiated the project of founding the first transnational digital state of the history of humankind! 

Activism | Atlas is pushing activism campaigns to achieve change, through advocacy campaigns (by pressuring decision-makers via grassroots mobilization) and “proof of concepts” campaigns (aka. walking the talk).

Elections 🏃🏾‍♀️| Atlas is working to get people in power to create the change we want. Depending on the setting (case by case), Atlas files candidates in other movements/parties lists, builds coalitions with other movements/parties, or runs as a movement.

Atlas does the work that cannot possibly be done today: it joins forces across borders, political lines, and issues to bring about simultaneous and radical change. As the movement present everywhere in the world, it leverages people-power and innovative campaigns to challenge the status quo across the globe.

 

1️⃣ Because the way the world works is not fair, it’s not right, and benefits the few. It's high time to maximize peoples’ well-being, 🦁 by ensuring equitable rights and opportunities for all.

2️⃣ Because the future is global: climate change, pandemics, authoritarianism, space exploration 🛰️, artificial intelligence - no way our countries can deal with this alone. We need to unite fast.

3️⃣ Because this is the right time: after a storm, sunshine breaks through 🌤️. Let’s challenge the status quo on the streets and in the halls of power, everywhere.

 

Atlas, through its previous work as NOW! and Forward (see our story) already had many successes. It for example: 

🚀 Launched 5 activism campaigns on topics such as democracy, vaccines, women’s rights, and climate. Had a success: the director of WHO promised to push our vaccines campaign,

🚀 Run a political campaign challenging the U.N. Secretary-General Selection process and elected a former head of state as a candidate, which was discussed at the U.N. General Assembly,

🚀 Reached more than 4 million people on social media & recruited +20,000 supporters,

🚀 Organized hundreds of events, protests & actions across the world,

🚀 Built a coalition of leading politicians from 4 continents, and involved leading influencers including Joshua Wong, Vanessa Nakate, the EU Commissioner for Environment, and the Chief Scientist of the WHO, and

🚀 Appeared in leading publications such as The New York Times, BBC, Vice, The Economist, Al Jazeera, The Independent, Euronews, Hong Kong Free Press, tv stations and gave a TED talk, which supported the further growth of the movement.

Team

Andrea Venzon | Co-founder
Andrea Venzon | Co-founder
Colombe Cahen-Salvador | Co-founder
Colombe Cahen-Salvador | Co-founder
Zoe Leung | Campaigner
Zoe Leung | Campaigner

Leadership Council

Linda Messmer | Editorial & USA Teams Leader
Linda Messmer | Editorial & USA Teams Leader
Jamal Andrew | Social Media & Netherlands Teams Leader
Jamal Andrew | Social Media & Netherlands Teams Leader
Aurora Pinelli  | Community Team Leader
Aurora Pinelli | Community Team Leader
Jonathan Tanguay | Fundraising & Canada Teams Leader
Jonathan Tanguay | Fundraising & Canada Teams Leader
Fatima Huskic | Media Relations Team Leader
Fatima Huskic | Media Relations Team Leader
Jonatas Passarelli | Brazil Team Leader
Jonatas Passarelli | Brazil Team Leader
Muskaan Goyal  | India Team Leader
Muskaan Goyal | India Team Leader
Robin Bartmann | Policy Team Leader
Robin Bartmann | Policy Team Leader
Ina	Köller  | Tech & Denmark Teams Leader
Ina Köller | Tech & Denmark Teams Leader
Gianluca Boccato  | Italy Team Leader
Gianluca Boccato | Italy Team Leader
Naima Mohamed | Kenya Team Leader
Naima Mohamed | Kenya Team Leader
Francesco Zatelli | Community & Netherlands Teams Leader
Francesco Zatelli | Community & Netherlands Teams Leader
Belen Estrella | Media Relations & Ecuador Teams Leader
Belen Estrella | Media Relations & Ecuador Teams Leader
Bharat Saini | India Team Leader
Bharat Saini | India Team Leader
Sara Zingaretti | Italy Team Leader
Sara Zingaretti | Italy Team Leader
Santiago Ardisson | Election Strategy & Argentina Teams Leader
Santiago Ardisson | Election Strategy & Argentina Teams Leader
Dhoha Ayed | Tunisia Team Leader
Dhoha Ayed | Tunisia Team Leader
Simon Pastor | Tech & Data Team Leader
Simon Pastor | Tech & Data Team Leader
Daniela Schneevogt | Translations Team Leader
Daniela Schneevogt | Translations Team Leader
Clive Donnley | Kenya Team Leader
Clive Donnley | Kenya Team Leader
Vera Horton | Belarus Team Leader
Vera Horton | Belarus Team Leader
Jesse Colzani | Legal Team Leader
Jesse Colzani | Legal Team Leader
Sam | USA Team Leader
Sam | USA Team Leader
Filipe Macedo | Branding & Marketing Team Leader
Filipe Macedo | Branding & Marketing Team Leader
John | Hong Kong Team Leader
John | Hong Kong Team Leader
Kyle Flanders | USA Team leader
Kyle Flanders | USA Team leader
Niklas Borg | Denmark Team Leader
Niklas Borg | Denmark Team Leader
Juan Maldonado | Spain Team Leader
Juan Maldonado | Spain Team Leader