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.
The Lincoln Club -- a wealthy right-wing political group -- launched a racist attack ad against mayoral candidate David Alvarez just weeks before the special election to replace the Mayor of San Diego. Their refusal to disavow and stop this despicable ad campaign is pure cowardice, plain and simple. SIGN THE PETITION to demand the Lincoln Club have the courage to end their racist ad campaign immediately and apologize to David Alvarez and the public for their wrongdoing.
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 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?