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?
Sign up now for a short training to learn how you can assist in motivating North Carolinians to vote NO on anti-gay Amendment One.
WATCH our new video exposing Asm. Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) as he sells out the middle-class to do dirty work for the Big Banks. Fuentes refuses to back the Homeowners Bill of Rights, despite 381,461 foreclosures in Los Angeles County. $112,475 in campaign donations from the mortgage industry must be very convincing.
WATCH: Powerful first TV ads in the race to defeat Amendment 1 in North Carolina. Check them out and chip in to help them stay on the air!
Right now, Sacramento legislators are deciding whether to vote for the interests of the middle-class or cave under pressure from the Big Banks. All the key votes will come from Democrats, but unless they know we're watching, they might vote with the banks. Challenge them to do the right thing!
Sen. Juan Vargas is chair of the CA Senate Banking Committee and a key vote on the Homeowner Bill of Rights. He's deciding whether to side with the Big Banks or with the millions of Californians who have or will be foreclosed upon. Hundreds of Courage members have flooded his office with calls demanding he support a strong Homeowner Bill of Rights. But he still doesn't get it. So we thought we could help him understand how it feels to be screwed over by the Big Banks and lose his home -- just like 360,598 people the counties he's supposed to represent.
Know someone in North Carolina? Join our member-voter contact program and pledge to have a Courageous Conversation with them about why to vote NO on anti-gay Amendment 1!
On May 8th, North Carolina will vote on Amendment One, which bans marriage equality and any other form of recognition for same-sex couples. Polls show the public increasingly against Amendment One, but our opponents just began running an ad this weekend that spreads lies about same-sex families and urges a Yes vote on Amendment One. Our side has ads of its own, but we need the money to get them on the air.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris needs our help. Join her as a co-sponsor of legislation to make the Big Banks stop their abusive treatment of homeowners. Fight the Big Bank CEOs and their lobbyists by demanding real mortgage industry reform.
We're launching a campaign to make sure the DNC chips in to fight for equal rights at the ballot in 2012 as they did in 2008 to fight Prop 8. The DNC jointly raised $29.1 million in January alone -- they can chip in a fraction of that to help fight for equal rights. We've had Democrats' backs in the voting booth for years -- help make sure they have ours at the ballot.
Our ballot initiative is THE income tax ballot measure with overwhelming support in California. Van Jones thinks it will electrify a generation! It refunds cuts to education & vital services by asking millionaires to pay 3-5% more. Help us build a massive grassroots movement to make it law!
The 9th Circuit overturned Prop 8, but there's another stay on the decision. People in same-sex couples are literally dying to get married while the Prop 8 trial drags on. Ask the courts to honor Valentine's Day and lift the Prop 8 stay!
We're 2 for 2 in the courts on defeating Prop 8. Now comes the big stage. Our opponents, ProtectMarriage.com and the National Organization for Marriage have already stated they're planning to take this case all the way to the Supreme Court to make sure California same-sex couples remain second-class citizens. They're all in. We have to be too.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris just refused to give in to the Big Banks on the 50-state settlement. Sign our thank-you card!
There is an epic showdown coming next month as our country faces the "fiscal cliff" -- the Bush tax cuts will expire and major budget cuts will be triggered automatically. President Obama backed down on the Bush tax cuts in December 2010, but fresh from winning re-election, we need to make sure he keeps his commitment to end them. We helped put him in the Oval Office twice now, and we need to make sure he knows our priorities.
Millionaires like the Kardashians only pay 1% more in taxes than a middle-class Californian. That’s not OK, especially when budget cuts are decimating our communities. Watch our video that clearly demonstrates the unfairness of the situation. It’s been covered everywhere from CNN, to The Wall Street Journal, to PerezHilton.com.