* In February 2004 Cagan was a guest speaker at a Young Democratic Socialists conference in New York titled “Life After Bush.” Fellow speakers included Cornel West, Frances Fox Piven, Steve Max, and Bertha Lewis.
* Also in 2004, Cagan, a lesbian, was included in Out magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential LGBT people.
* In 2009 Cagan served on the advisory committee of the Independent Progressive Politics Network. That same year, she was a member of the Committee to Celebrate the Life of Luis Miranda Rivas, a strong supporter of Fidel Castro‘s Cuban Revolution.
* Cagan was an endorser of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, along with such notables as Stanley Aronowitz, Ed Asner, Medea Benjamin, Noam Chomsky, Marjorie Cohn, Jodie Evans, David Hartsough, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Michael Lerner, and Cornel West.