SB 649 is a historic & bi-partisan drug sentencing reform bill that will save taxpayer dollars and reduce overcrowding in our prisons by allowing prosecutors to charge non-violent drug possession as a misdemeanor, rather than as a felony. Send an email to Gov. Brown urging him to sign SB 649 to help end the so-called “War on Drugs.”
Gov. Jerry Brown wants to raid the budget surplus created by Prop 30 so he can throw $715 MILLION down the black hole of California's prison system, rather than spend those precious dollars on education and vital services. Gov. Brown claims that his hands are tied. Don't believe the spin. Sign our petition and email the Governor asking him not to waste our tax dollars on short-term strategies that expand prisons. Tell him to develop a long-term solution using common-sense reforms to reduce prison spending and keep our communities safe.
Is Visa's support for LGBT rights real or just a marketing scheme? Tell them to use their influence as a major Olympic sponsor and speak out against Russia's anti-gay laws.
In 2012, the St. Petersburg Assembly led the way for the anti-gay "propaganda" law that, along with other laws, has now led to mass violence, intimidation, and jailing of people who are LGBT or suspected of being so. Los Angeles has a responsibility to educate the Russian people that we will not stand for treatment of our LGBT brothers and sisters this way. This action will make headlines and show Russia that the world community supports equality. Sign our petition and tell the L.A. City Council: Pass a resolution severing Los Angeles' sister city relationship with St. Petersburg until this treatment changes.
Reyna García, a 30-year-old woman working at Albertsons lost her child when her supervisors ignored her doctors and failed to follow proper policy and law regarding her high risk pregnancy. Join the 25,000 who have already signed our petition demanding that Albertsons and its CEO Robert Miller enforce these policies and law, protecting every pregnant employee and her baby.
Republicans continue to use archaic filibuster rules to prevent critical presidential nominations at historically unprecedented levels. They are determined to kill Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s inspiration -- the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- by filibustering the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the agency. California Senators need to stand up to the GOP and support Harry Reid’s filibuster reform efforts.
LGBT people are still discriminated against nationwide. You can help end that with your wedding. Sign up for Courage Campaign's Wedding Registry, providing a way for your guests to help celebrate your special day by making a contribution to help continue the work that made it so. We'll follow up with everything you need.
Jack Hagan and Frank Lindh of the California Public Utilities Commission are putting Big Business first, not safety or justice. They have protected PG&E from fines and intimidated attorneys charged with holding PG&E accountable for the San Bruno disaster. Take a stand and demand their resignation immediately.
Don't let Walmart exploit a loophole in Obamacare to pass its healthcare costs onto taxpayers. Urge your member of the California State Assembly to pass AB 880 and close the Walmart Loophole for large, low-wage employers.
Help end "dark money" -- campaign contributions from undisclosed sources -- in California. Voters have a right to know who is funding our campaigns, ads and politicians. Pass the California DISCLOSE & Sunshine in Campaign Acts.
Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski (pictured) was head of the Air Force's sexual assault prevention program prior to being arrested and charged with sexual battery by the Arlington, Virginia police department. It's become clear that the military is not capable of solving its epidemic of sexual violence. Tell Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to support the Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act (STOP) Act.
Courage Campaign and Forecast the Facts are launching a month-long ad buy on LATimes.com and NYTimes.com to warn readers and subscribers: what they know as journalism will instead become the next FOX News if the Tribune Company is sold to the right-wing Koch brothers. Click here to view our ad, then chip in to help expand our ad buy even further and spark the subscriber revolt!
State Controller John Chiang has the power to help stop the Koch Brothers from buying and destroying the Los Angeles Times. Controller Chiang sits on the board of CalPERS, the largest pension plan in the country with the billions invested in Oaktree and JP Morgan, who control the Tribune Company. Call on Controller Chiang and the board to issue notice to both firms: CalPERS will remove all funds that it can and never invest again with these firms if they sell to the Kochs!
California is the 4th-largest oil-producing state, but it is the ONLY state that does NOT have an oil extraction tax. We could raise $2 billion per year to begin repairing the damage of previous cuts to public education. Study after study shows that since oil is a global market, this will have no affect of gas prices, despite the lies of ExxonMobil and Chevron.
When you vote for Mayor of Los Angeles on May 21st, will you be ready to vote on all 4 ballot propositions? It's seriously confusing this year with three separate medical marijuana propositions. We can help.
Tell Sacramento to pass SB 649 and allow prosecutors to charge non-violent drug possession as a misdemeanor, rather than as a felony. Freeing up taxpayer dollars for drug treatment and reducing prison over-crowding.