Economic Justice

Courage Campaign fights for an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few.

Call your senator and save the bees!

The EPA has approved fifty-nine pesticides that contain neonicotinoids. Hundreds of studies have shown the dangers of these chemicals -- not only by killing many of California's bees, but harming small mammals and birds as well. SB 602 would help to undo the mess that the EPA has created by requiring clear labels on products that use neonicotinoids.

The bill is being voted on this weekWe are up against Big Ag and their claims that there is no proof that these chemicals kill bees. We need your help. Will you call today and ask your senator to support SB 602?

Call NOW to pass the California Money Bail Reform Act

Under California’s broken, unfair money bail system, innocent people are regularly imprisoned for days at a time -- and sometimes even weeks or months -- just because they can’t afford to pay for bail.

The California Money Bail Reform Act would change this reality -- and that makes it one of the most important blows for justice we could make during this legislative session. But the powerful bail industry is doing a full court press in the California Assembly. 

We can stop the bail industry lobbyists with a massive wave of public support -- will you call your assembly member and tell them that you want to pass the California Money Bail Reform Act?

Call your Senator and tell them to pass the RISE Act

The RISE Act -- one of the most consequential pieces of criminal justice reform legislation this year -- urgently needs more public support to guarantee its passage. 

This is an all hands on deck moment. Last year, corporate Democrats -- kowtowing to police unions, district attorney associations, and other law enforcement interest groups -- partnered with reactionary Republicans to help kill the RISE Act in committee. We can’t let the RISE Act fail this year -- will you call your state senator and tell him that you want to pass the RISE Act?

Call your State Senators and ask them to support the Healthy CA Act (SB 562)!

The California State Senate Appropriations Committee just passed single-payer! This was the last step before it's voted on by the entire Senate. But the bill must be passed on the Senate floor by June 2. And your State Senator needs to hear from you! 

You have the power to make a real difference. Legislators listen when they receive phone calls from their constituents. Calls let them know real people, not special interest lobbyists, really care about the issue. One phone call can mean as much as 10 or even 20 emails! Call now -- you can use the sample script provided in the link below.

Tell your Senator to vote YES on the RISE Act!

The RISE Act is one of the most consequential pieces of criminal justice reform legislation this year. The RISE Act would repeal a failed drug war policy that gives drug defendants three extra years in jail for each previous drug sale conviction. It's excessive, it's unnecessary, and it's just plain ineffective. Let's invest in people, not prisons!

It's also expensive. Policies like this have led to severe overcrowding in California’s jails, costing the state and counties $2.5 billion dollars each year. We’re throwing away money that could be spent on affordable housing, job training, or rehabilitation services -- priorities that keep California communities safe and healthy, and that keep people who've committed crimes from reoffending. Let's invest in people, not prisons!

Call your Representative NOW: Hands off our health care!

If Trumpcare passes, 24 million people would lose access to affordable health care. And millions of people with health insurance would be at risk of losing coverage for pre-existing conditions. That's not right. It's not decent. And it's not American.

You have the power to make a real difference. Legislators listen when they receive phone calls from their constituents. Calls let them know real people, not special interest lobbyists, really care about the issue. One phone call can mean as much as 10 or even 20 emails! Call now -- you can use the sample script we've provided by clicking the link below.

Guarantee health care for all! Pass the Healthy California Act.

Every Californian deserves high-quality, guaranteed health care. But even under the Affordable Care Act, over three million Californians are left out and still lack health insurance. They’re our parents, children, grandparents, neighbors, co-workers, and community members.

The Healthy California Act would establish a transparent health care system and a universal standard of safe, quality care -- essentially an improved Medicare for every Californian.

Sign the petition if you agree that health care is a human right and that it’s time every Californian is guaranteed health care.

Tell California Legislators: Pass the California Money Bail Reform Act

California’s bail system is completely and utterly broken. Our state wastes more than $1.8 billion each year jailing people who are waiting for trial -- and ruins the lives of countless people who’ve been accused of a crime but can’t afford exorbitant bail amounts.

New legislation called the California Money Bail Reform Act of 2017 would reform our bail system. Instead of requiring money bail payments in all cases, regardless of a person’s risk, SB 10 and AB 42 would require courts to judge each case individually before setting the terms of release. This reform is a complete no-brainer. And it has a track record of success. 

Call your Representative NOW: Hands off our health care!

If Trumpcare passes, 24 million people would lose access to affordable health care. Older Americans would pay much more for health insurance -- 5 times as much as younger people -- but get way less help paying for insurance because of a $600 billion tax break for the ultra-rich and a $400 million giveaway to insurance executives. It's completely unacceptable.

Trumpcare must be stopped! Call your representative TODAY!

Send a letter to Congress demanding they oppose the American Health Care Act

Trumpcare, or the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was just released to the public -- and, unsurprisingly, it does exactly the opposite of everything Trump promised it would. 

The good news is that we aren’t the only ones who want to keep Trumpcare from passing -- from AARP to the American Hospital Association to Breitbart, Trumpcare faces powerful opposition in Washington. And that means we can beat it if we make sure that every elected official in both houses of Congress hear from their constituents now. Will you send a letter to your representatives telling them to reject the American Health Care Act today? 

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