Courage Campaign fights to hold our political leaders and most powerful corporations accountable to the will of the people.
The United States ranks 138th (out of 172 countries) in voter participation. Unacceptable. Embarassing even. Part of the reason for this fact is that our current election system is based on what made the most sense for farmers in 1845. We think it's time for an update, don't you?
WATCH our new video exposing Asm. Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) as he sells out the middle-class to do dirty work for the Big Banks. Fuentes refuses to back the Homeowners Bill of Rights, despite 381,461 foreclosures in Los Angeles County. $112,475 in campaign donations from the mortgage industry must be very convincing.
Right now, Sacramento legislators are deciding whether to vote for the interests of the middle-class or cave under pressure from the Big Banks. All the key votes will come from Democrats, but unless they know we're watching, they might vote with the banks. Challenge them to do the right thing!
California Attorney General Kamala Harris needs our help. Join her as a co-sponsor of legislation to make the Big Banks stop their abusive treatment of homeowners. Fight the Big Bank CEOs and their lobbyists by demanding real mortgage industry reform.
Just a few months into our campaign to hold House Government and Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa accountable to his constituents and the American public, and already the San Diego County Republican Party has gone into full-attack mode against the Courage Campaign. When I published an Op-Ed challenging Issa's record, it unleashed a barrage of e-mail blasts, blog posts, and letters to the editor smearing us for daring to challenge the GOPs newly minted “Attack Dog in Chief.”
Sunlight is the best disinfectant. And after the Citizens United decision opened the floodgates for corporate money to influence politics, transparency is needed more now than ever.
When Rep. Issa took the reigns of the Oversight Committee, he promised a hearing a day. But he cancelled a hearing on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) at the last minute because his staff found documents that "didn't fit the narrative." We don't need a narrative to investigate this issue. Sign this letter to Issa to demand a hearing.
No member of Congress should use his or her position to increase personal wealth, but that is exactly what Rep. Issa did. He secured $815,000 in earmarks to improve neighborhoods where his family holds real estate investments.
UPDATE: We kept Blackwater out of California! Please take a look at other more recent actions here and and join us in creating more progressive change in California and across the country.