Human Rights

Courage Campaign works to defend and extend human rights for all people.

Big Banks must divest from immigrant detention

Right now Big Banks like Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, and BlackRock are getting rich off Trump’s heartless ”zero tolerance” that rips breastfeeding infants from their mother’s arms and indefinitely detains immigrants seeking asylum from violence. Big Banks heavily invest in these inhumane private-prison companies and make loans that keep them in business.

Will you sign the petition telling #BackersofHate to divest from immigrant detention?

Tell Congress: End family separations!

Trump's immigration agents have snatched over 11,000 children from their parents this year -- even those asking for political asylum after escaping horrible human rights abuses.

These are children, not bargaining chips. Trump can end family separations with one phone call -- but instead he's holding thousands of kids hostage to his extremist immigration agenda. Will you sign our emergency petition telling your member of Congress to vote NO on the two anti-immigrant GOP bills?

Deliver California Values Act petitions to your city council or mayor

We've automatically delivered petition signatures to mayors around California via email. But there is nothing more powerful than meetings with constituents to encourage elected officials to take action. We'll provide basic support and guidance, including an electronic copy of petition signatures for you to present during your meeting!

Will you meet with your mayor or attend a meeting of your city council or county supervisors?

Call on California mayors and local government officials to support our immigrant communities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is suing California for shielding immigrant communities from the Trump administration’s terroristic immigration policies. And now a number of California cities are voting to attack our immigrant friends and neighbors by undermining the California Values Act.

That’s why we’re calling on California mayors and local government officials to explicitly support the California Values Act. Now more than ever is it imperative that our representatives stand up for immigrant communities under attack and set an example for the country. Sign the petition and ask your mayor and local government officials to support the California Values Act now.

Tell Visa: stop processing assault weapon transactions

Almost 50,000 Courage Campaign members have called on Visa to stop facilitating the sale of assault weapons. 

Can you help us ramp up the pressure on Visa and other credit card companies by helping flood their phone lines this week?

Tell financial services companies to stop enabling assault weapons sales

The shortest path to reduce gun violence and limit the sale of assault weapons won’t run through Congress -- it runs through the banking and financial services industry.

With a simple change to their terms of service, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and other credit card companies and payment processors can stop accepting or processing payments from retailers that sell assault weapons, bump stocks, and other weapons of mass murder. Sign the petition today!

Find out your legislators Courage Score!

Visit our 2018 Courage Score: the People’s Report Card of California, a one-of-a-kind legislative report card that tells the people of California how well their state legislators are representing their interests in Sacramento.

You have the power to hold your legislators accountable. If they know that their constituents are paying attention to their Courage Scores, they'll be more likely to take courageous votes.

Stop Trump from starting nuclear war with North Korea

Only Republicans in Congress can rein Trump in and stop him from blundering the US into a nuclear war. But not a single sitting Republican lawmaker has denounced Trump’s dangerous tweet. 

To us, it’s simple: if GOP lawmakers won’t stand up to the President when he threatens the basic safety and security of our nation, they don’t deserve their jobs.

That’s why we’re launching an emergency petition demanding that every Republican member of Congress denounce Trump’s nuclear aggression and limit his ability to start a nuclear war. Will you sign it now?

Tell Governor Brown to Protect Californians

Currently, there are four gun safety bills on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk awaiting his signature, but Gov. Brown has pandered to NRA supporters and vetoed life-saving gun bills in the past, even after the Sandy Hook massacre in 2013. We must make our voices heard and demand that he sign every one of these bills.

Sign the petition demanding that Governor Brown protect Californians.

Call Governor Brown: End HIV Stigma

Senate Bill 239 -- which would modernize California's HIV criminal laws and significantly improve public health -- has passed the legislature. Now it’s facing its biggest hurdle yet as it heads to Governor Brown’s desk.

California's current HIV laws were written in the 1980's and 90's. It's time we change these laws and stop criminalizing and stigmatizing people living with HIV. Will you place a call to Governor Brown and ask him to sign SB 239 into law and help protect people with HIV? 

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