Elections & Campaign Finance Reform
Every American citizen’s inalienable right to vote in free and fair elections continues to be under threat on numerous fronts, from restrictive voting laws in various states to the ever-growing influence of corporations and the wealthy on our democracy. Courage Campaign organizes to make our elections process more accessible, transparent, and responsive to the will of the American people.
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.
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.
The Courage Campaign waged a massive multimedia campaign to target 1.1 million independent "Decline-to-State" voters in California's Democratic Party primary on Super Tuesday and then won an unprecedented voting rights victory after tens of thousands of Los Angeles County voters were disenfranchised by a flawed "double bubble" ballot.Read More
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?