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Gov. Brown: Commit to Sign the Stronger California Women's Agenda Bills

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, which marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. It is a day to recognize and lift up women’s political and economic power and an opportunity for Governor Brown to demonstrate his continuing commitment to women and families throughout the state.

Keep Wall Street Honest: End Forced Arbitration

Think consumers should be able to sue corporations that have wronged them? Today’s the day to speak up.

Buried in many contracts you’ve signed -- for loans, credit cards, and even Pokemon Go -- you’ll find a “ripoff clause” in the very, very, very fine print. These clauses stipulate that consumers cannot band together in a class action suit to protest unfair fees, seek damages due to dangerous products, or otherwise protest wrongdoing. As pointed out in the New York Times, “Without the ability to pool resources, most people abandon their claims and never make it to arbitration.”

SIGN THE PLEDGE: I'm fasting for farm workers!

NOTE: FASTING CAN BE DANGEROUS. THOSE WITH HEALTH ISSUES OR CONCERNS THAT MAY BE AFFECTED BY FASTING SHOULD NOT PARTICIPATE. ANYONE UNSURE OR WITH QUESTIONS SHOULD CONSULT THEIR DOCTOR BEFORE PARTICIPATING.

Farm workers are vital to our well-being as a nation. But for nearly 100 years, they’ve been treated like second-class citizens and denied real overtime.

But right now, we have an opportunity to right this wrong with Assembly Bill 1066 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez.

SIGN THE PETITION: Investigate relationship between Trump and Russia

Something smells fishy about the relationship between Donald Trump and Russian dictator, Vladimir Putin.

First, there were widespread reports that Russia may have been behind the recent cyber attacks on Democratic political organizations, as well as leaks that seemed uniquely timed to help Trump’s campaign. Then Trump asked the Russian government to spy on the United States. Now there are questionable reports about financial ties between Trump and Russian oligarchs with close connections to Putin, and longstanding relationships between high-ranking Trump advisors and pro-Russian politicians.

SIGN THE PETITION: No national security briefings for Donald Trump

Donald Trump just asked Vladimir Putin, Russia's dangerous dictator, to commit espionage on Secretary Hillary Clinton and publicize state secrets that could threaten the security of the United States. Trump’s unprecedented request is not only dangerous, it may also violate federal law. What’s even more horrifying is that, as the Republican Nominee for President, Trump is scheduled to start receiving classified national security briefings as early as tomorrow. 

Donald Trump is a very real, dangerous, and serious threat to our national security. And he should not be let within 10 feet of any classified security information. We must join together and raise a massive outcry NOW before it’s too late!

Find a "Building Courage" neighbor-to-neighbor project in person training Event Near You

YOUR state representative made Courage Campaign's Hall of Shame in our People's Report Card of California for putting corporate interests over the needs and interests of their constituents. And on the weekend of July 23 and 24th, Courage members from Long Beach, Los Angeles, Stockton, and San Bernardino will join together to help launch our new "Building Courage" neighbor-to-neighbor project to hold them accountable. We will train members on how to plan, recruit for, and lead in-district meetings with their state representatives.

No More Super-Delegates: Party leaders should never trump the will of the voters

Under the current Democratic Party nominating rules, 712 "super-delegates" -- elected officials and well-connected members of the party -- are free to support any candidate for the presidential nomination at the party's national convention. They have the power to overrule the will of voters in a close contest. 

The super-delegate system is unrepresentative, contradicts the purported values of the party and its members, and reduces the party’s moral authority.

SIGN THE PLEDGE: Don't Serve in Judge Persky's Court

Judge Aaron Persky -- from the Brock Turner rape case -- is so toxic that California residents are literally refusing to serve as jurors for cases he presides over.

These jurors are sending a powerful message: The California public has lost complete faith in Judge Persky. You can join them.

Tell Apple CEO Tim Cook: Don't fund hate!

Just two days after Apple announced that it would not support a Republican National Convention led by Donald Trump and his hate-filled campaign, news broke that Apple's CEO Tim Cook was planning to host a private fundraiser for GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan and other House Republicans in Menlo Park, CA.

It is saddening to see that just days after taking the courageous stand to not align with Trump's brand of racism, vitriol and misogyny, Apple CEO Tim Cook is planning to help raise money for the same Republicans that are backing Donald Trump.

Stop Arming Fear

The Orlando shooting was an act of mass violence against the LGBTQ community, largely Latino, by a man fueled with hate. A man who should never have been able to walk into a store and purchase an assault rifle. No civilian should have the right to buy a weapon specifically designed to kill as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.

Whether it’s Donald Trump inciting fear of Latinos and Muslims to get votes, gun makers inciting fear of violence to sell guns, or bigots inciting fear of LGBTQ people to preserve power, fear and the hate it engenders are a threat to our fundamental values as a nation.

JOIN US to send an overwhelming message to our national leaders saying: #StopArmingFear.

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