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.
There are 47,000 active fracking sites currently operating in California with almost no regulation. Reports from around the country are chilling: poisoned drinking water, oil spills in residential neighborhoods, and now Exxon Mobil and Shell are targeting California's Monterey Shale. Demand Sacramento take action.
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.
Stop the Los Angeles Times from becoming the next Fox News. Tell The Tribune Company "No sales to propagandists."
Four Democrats just voted against universal background checks for gun purchases. Background checks are supported by more than 90% of Americans, and three of these Senators are up for re-election in 2014. Pledge: "I won't donate a dime or lift a finger for any Democrat who opposes universal background checks -- or any party committee like the DSCC or DNC that spends money to get them elected."
On May 4th, 2013, we'll have a drawing for a brand new, current generation, Apple iPad. With your donation, you're automatically entered to win. Your donations fund all the work that we do -- and for each donation, Courage will donate $2.62 to the Red Cross to support relief efforts in Boston.
Photos and videos of animal abuse play an important role in exposing practices on factory farms. AB 343 would JAIL whistleblowers for recording the abuse of animals in California. Tell your member of the Assembly "No way, no on AB 343. No jail for whistleblowers."
On April 16th, the NRA is going to descend on the Capitol in Sacramento expecting to enjoy another day spouting lies and waving signs that depict President Obama as a dictator. Well, we've got a surprise for them. Air Courage is on the way, and it will make them face the facts. 61% of California support stronger guns laws like the LIFE (Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement) Act. So, we're going to fly a plane with a banner that says "61% WANT STRONGER GUN LAWS = LIFE ACT". Can you help get this banner in the air?
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) is not going to let President Obama cut Social Security. Demand that your Member of Congress stand with him!
Kick off Netroots Nation 2013 right! Join us on June 19th at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, with special cocktails and guests, a California-themed photo booth, robots and virtual reality! Click below for details and to register for Netroots Nation 2013.
News just broke that Sen. Feinstein (D-CA) helped broker a key deal between farmworkers and growers on immigration reform. Thank her and ask her to use her influence to push PROGRESSIVE principles going forward.
First it was Tea Party funders David and Charles Koch. Now their radical right-wing buddy, Fox News CEO Rupert Murdoch, has joined the race for the Los Angeles Times. Tell the FCC "No waiver for Rupert Murdoch."
Our immigration system is broken. It's forcing our friends and neighbors to live in the shadows, reducing economic growth, and making the American Dream a criminal offense. Rather than rely on votes from House members in Mississippi or Iowa, California's 15 Republican members of Congress must get on board, especially since 90% of Californians support a path to citizenship.
There's a new threat to Obamacare: Sacramento. Gov. Brown is holding up negotiations on the bill to expand Medicaid coverage to more than one million Californians. Some of his suggestions are worse than those made by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer!