Past Actions

Fight the Chamber and Help 7 Million Low-Wage Workers Avoid Retirement Poverty

Seven million Californians have no access to an employer's retirement plan and half will have to live on $5 a day when they retire, if they can. Support SB 1234 and give low-wage workers a chance at retirement without risking a penny of taxpayer dollars.

Courage Campaign Super PAC launches MittGetsWorse.org

Courage Campaign Super PAC launched MittGetsWorse.org, a partnership with American Bridge 21st Century. MittGetsWorse.org will tell the story of Mitt's record of lies and flip-flopping on LGBT equality dating back to 1994 through oral history, a Facebook timeline and other tools.

Wells Fargo has blood on its hands. Watch the heartbreaking video and take action.

UPDATE: We won! A strong Homeowner Bill of Rights was signed into law on July 11, 2012. All Democrats in the California Legislature supported it!

Help us keep fighting against the power of corporate lobbyists!

We did it! After four years of work, we passed the Homeowner Bill of Rights through the California Legislature. We proved that even in this age of unparalleled corporate power, a smart, creative, and relentless campaign can beat back the corporate lobbyists. It's a proud day, but corporate lawyers are no doubt already concocting new ways to try and work around the rules to gouge homeowners, renters, and the rest of the middle class.

Announcing the Breakthrough Conversations Project

Courage Campaign is proud to partner with 14 other organizations in California to launch an exciting new project that will test-drive new messages to change hearts and minds on LGBT equality. Our coalition has convened four trainings across the state; sign up for one to participate in this unique project!

9th Circuit denies attempt to rehear Prop 8 case

We're 3 for 3 in the courts on Prop 8: on June 5th, the 9th Circuit denied an attempt to rehear and possibly overturn the decision declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional. The case is now set to head to the Supreme Court, the biggest stage of all, and we need your support to win.

Tell Congress: Move Election Day to the Weekend

Voting on a Tuesday is a relic from 1845 based on what worked best for farmers. Today only 55% of Americans vote! Studies show that other countries have dramatically higher rates of turnout -- up to 70 and 80 percent -- when Election Day is on a weekend or holiday.

Bring some sanity to the War on Drugs

The so-called "War on Drugs" has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars, given birth to the prison-industrial complex, and destroyed lives and communities. SB 1506 in Sacramento will begin to reform this corrupt system by making drug possession a misdemeanor rather than a felony. Help pass it!

Help more Americans Vote. Tell Congress to Pass the Weekend Voting Act!

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?

Call Out the Vote in NC

Sign up now for a short training to learn how you can assist in motivating North Carolinians to vote NO on anti-gay Amendment One.

NEW VIDEO: What legalized bribery looks like

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.

Help defeat Amendment 1 in NC!

WATCH: Powerful first TV ads in the race to defeat Amendment 1 in North Carolina. Check them out and chip in to help them stay on the air!

URGENT: Stop Big Bank lobbyists in Sacramento today!

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!

Show Sen. Vargas What Foreclosure Feels Like

Sen. Juan Vargas is chair of the CA Senate Banking Committee and a key vote on the Homeowner Bill of Rights. He's deciding whether to side with the Big Banks or with the millions of Californians who have or will be foreclosed upon. Hundreds of Courage members have flooded his office with calls demanding he support a strong Homeowner Bill of Rights. But he still doesn't get it. So we thought we could help him understand how it feels to be screwed over by the Big Banks and lose his home -- just like 360,598 people the counties he's supposed to represent.

Help defeat Amendment 1 in NC!

Know someone in North Carolina? Join our member-voter contact program and pledge to have a Courageous Conversation with them about why to vote NO on anti-gay Amendment 1!

$1 million to defeat anti-gay Amendment One

On May 8th, North Carolina will vote on Amendment One, which bans marriage equality and any other form of recognition for same-sex couples. Polls show the public increasingly against Amendment One, but our opponents just began running an ad this weekend that spreads lies about same-sex families and urges a Yes vote on Amendment One. Our side has ads of its own, but we need the money to get them on the air.