Current Actions

Tell Gov. Brown and CA lawmakers: Support immigrant families with One California

California has an opportunity to emerge as a national leader on immigration, help contribute up to $27.5 billion dollars to the state's economy, and lift over 40,000 children out of poverty through One California. One California is a $20 million proposal that helps provide education, outreach, and support to immigrants in CA who are eligible for citizenship or relief from deportation.

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SIGN THE PLEDGE: Don’t buy Nestlé bottled water

Despite delivering over 515,00 petition signatures (including 175,000 from Courage Campaign members) and national headline-making protests at bottling plants in Sacramento and Los Angeles, Nestlé has shown ZERO interest in stopping their egregious bottling operations in California. And now we're going to hit them where it counts -- their financial bottom line. Join us!

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Demand that Wal-Mart stop bottling water from drought-stricken CA!

While Californians are doing their part to reduce their water consumption, Wal-Mart is out there making a huge profit off of the little water the state has left. With a recent report showing that California only has enough water to last the state one more year, it is time for corporations to stop bottling its water before it's too late.

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Tell CA Gov. Brown: Stop Big Oil from poisoning our crops with toxic wastewater

The Los Angeles Times just exposed that California farmers are using oil-contaminated wastewater to grow a portion of our nation’s crops. And the oil industry is making MILLIONS of dollars in profits in return. Meanwhile, the American public has been eating potentially toxic crops. We have to stop this NOW before it’s too late!

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Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Take bold action to overhaul our broken water system

California is facing a drought of historic proportions, and while individuals are being forced to reduce their water usage, big industries are pumping more groundwater than our state can supply. We need a 21st Century water system that adapts to the realities of climate change and is in harmony with nature, farmers, cities, and manufactures.

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Demand that Nestlé stop bottling CA’s water during drought!

California is facing a drought of historic proportions and while individuals are being forced to reduce their water usage, Nestlé is bottling the scarce resource straight from the heart of California’s drought and selling it for profit. With a recent report showing that California only has enough water to last the state one more year, we must put an end to this madness at Nestlé before it’s too late. Join us!

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EMERGENCY PETITION: Tell Gov. Brown to halt fracking in CA NOW!

New reports show that Gov. Brown's appointed regulators have been allowing the oil industry to inject TOXIC wastewater into CA’s fragile water supply. In response, Courage Campaign and over 150 organizations filed a legal petition with the state to demand an immediate halt on fracking, which requires Governor Brown’s response by March 26th. Join us and become a co-signer of our emergency legal petition to the governor!

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Tell Sacramento: Pay Homecare Workers the Overtime they Deserve

Homecare workers have waited 76 years to receive the federal labor protections that most workers take for granted. Last year, CA passed a budget to allow homecare workers to receive overtime pay. However, the state has since delayed its implementation. Join us to stand with homecare workers and demand our state leaders grant them the overtime pay they were promised. These are some of the hardest working Californians in some of the most challenging jobs around. They deserve every penny.

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Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Make Higher Education FREE in California

Nothing is more vital to rebuilding a thriving economy in California than access to affordable higher education. Our state's investment in higher education was central to building the 8th largest economy in the world, but today, our visionary higher education system -- revered by generations of Californians -- is on the brink of extinction. Join us to call on Gov. Brown to stop the downward spiral, honor his father’s legacy, and articulate a renewed vision for higher education in California.

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Demand that Alabama’s anti-gay judges be held accountable!

Alabama just became the 37th marriage equality state. BUT in flagrant defiance of federal law, Chief Justice Moore ordered county judges to illegally deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and many complied. Join us to demand that ALL couples have the right to marry in Alabama!

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Success Stories

VICTORY!!! We stopped the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger!

Thanks to Courage Campaign's 100,000 members and a united effort to prevent Comcast from acquiring Time Warner Cable, the merger has been called off!! Help us celebrate this victory by sharing the news on Facebook.

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WINNER! Courage member wins a new laptop!!

A big congrats to Julie A. of Long Beach who just won our 2014 Fall laptop raffle! And it's a win-win. Julie now has the tools to be an even more courageous activist, and Courage Campaign has the support to fight for a more progressive California and country!

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Prop 47 passes! A HISTORIC win for smarter sentencing in CA.

Californians voted, by HUGE margins, to alleviate prison overcrowding and invest in our schools. This is a big step towards ending the racist, wasteful "War on Drugs" by reducing the lowest-level, nonviolent crimes -- such as simple drug possession and petty theft -- from felonies to misdemeanors.

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CPUC President to step down after PG&E uproar

VICTORY! California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) President Michael Peevey announced that he will not be seeking reappointment after thousands of Courage members called him out for facilitating a dangerous and incestuous relationship between the CPUC and one of the largest utilities it regulates, PG&E. Applaud the courageous activists who kept up the pressure on the CPUC by sharing the news on Facebook.

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Google, Facebook, and Yelp cut ties with right-wing group ALEC

Thanks to the tireless activism of over 90,000 Courage members, Google, Facebook, and Yelp decided to cut ties with the Koch Brothers-backed extremist group ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council). We now must turn our focus to the internet giants eBay, AOL, and Expedia and urge them to join the ALEC Exodus. This is your opportunity to join our exciting campaign and help us build the momentum. CLICK HERE to join the fight!

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Gun Violence Restraining Order passes in CA!

Thanks to the COURAGEOUS activism of thousands of our members and our allies, Gov. Brown signed a critical bill that was written in direct response to the tragic mass shooting near UC Santa Barbara earlier this year, and will allow those closest to a troubled individual -- including friends, family, and intimate partners -- to act when there are warning signs that a person is at risk for violence. Share this big win for gun safety with your friends on Facebook!

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VICTORY: Gov. Brown ends the racist crack/powder cocaine discrepancy!

WE DID IT! Thousands of Courage members like you led the fight to end the racist crack vs. powder cocaine sentencing discrepancy -- sending a barrage of emails, Tweets, and calls to our leaders in Sacramento for months. And thanks to our courage, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Sentencing Act (SB 1010) into law! Celebrate this huge win by sharing the news on Facebook.

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WE DID IT! Big Oil’s latest attack on cap-and-trade is DEAD…for now

Thanks to the courage of tens of thousands of progressive activists, Big Oil’s recent attack on California’s landmark climate change legislation has been defeated! Help us celebrate this victory and show your courage to continue the fight to protect a healthy California by sharing the news on Facebook.

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WE DID IT: Walgreens calls off tax-evading move to Switzerland!

Thanks to over 45,500 members who had the courage to speak out in outrage, Walgreens just backed down from its plan to dodge billions of dollars in taxes by moving its corporate address from Illinois to Switzerland through a tax inversion. This victory is a testament to the power of organizing, and more specifically a testament to the power of Courage members.

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VICTORY: President Obama just announced executive order on ENDA!

We did it! President Obama announced that he would sign an executive order to protect LGBT employees of federal contractors from workplace discrimination. This order will protect 16 million American workers -- making it the single largest expansion of LGBT workplace protections in our nation’s history. One thing is clear. This victory belongs to over 42,000 Courage members and our allies, who have tirelessly fought this battle every step of the way.

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