Watch the video and see how Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) treats bank lobbyists in comparison to his constituents.
California's Attorney General, Kamala Harris, announced a new package of bills dubbed the Homeowners Bill of Rights, a powerful step toward ending the mortgage nightmare the Big Bank's have inflicted on California's homeowners.
Yesterday, Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that she would NOT agree to the current settlement deal with the Big Banks since it is "inadequate for California." She refused to join the settlement -- despite monumental pressure from the Big Banks, as well as the Obama Administration. Kamala Harris is a hero -- the spirit of courage -- fighting for right even if the establishment and conventional wisdom are against her.
UPDATE: AG Harris eventually signed onto a massively revised national settlement deal in January of 2012. Thanks to AG Harris the deal guaranteed $18 billion for California, a massive improvement over what had been initially proposed.
If you have a computer and a phone, you can help same-sex couples in Washington win the respect, dignity and rights all loving couples deserve.
Courage Campaign members helped get SB 1172 onto Gov. Brown's desk, which would prevent mental health professionals in California from practicing sexual orientation change "therapy" on LGBT youth in California. Take a minute to call Gov. Brown: ask him to do the right thing and sign SB 1172 promptly!
We helped pass a whopping 7 pieces of progressive legislation for California this year, including Election Day Voter Registration, the Homeowner Bill of Rights, a ban on Sexual Orientation Change "Therapy" for Minors, the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program, and Multilingual Ballot Measure Access.
The Courage Campaign Vote for Marriage Ballot will help decide which states with same-sex marriage initiatives on the ballot in 2012 should get the biggest commitment from Courage Campaign’s more than 750,000 members. Courage is a grassroots-funded, grassroots-led organization. Our job in all we do is to amplify your voice, volunteer hours and donations. Therefore, we need you to tell each other and us where to invest the most resources to support equality in 2012. You can cast your vote once each day through 11:59 PM PST on August 28th, 2012. Click for more details, what the campaign with the most support will receive, and to vote!
In 2004, the Log Cabin Republicans withheld their endorsement from President Bush because of his support for a Federal Marriage Amendment and other anti-gay policies. There is no daylight between Bush and the Romney/Ryan ticket -- Romney and Ryan would set our movement for full LGBT equality back decades. Join the Mitt Gets Worse campaign in respectfully calling on the Log Cabin Republicans to withhold their endorsement from the Romney/Ryan campaign!
More than 80 firefighters from six Bay Area cities fought Chevron's refinery blaze for five hours before it was extinguished. Does Chevron pay enough state taxes to cover this huge public expense? Help us pass Corporate Tax Transparency (AB 2439) so we can find out
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 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.