Past Actions

Take action: Call Gov. Brown and ask him to help end sexual orientation change "therapy" for minors

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!

Courage Members Storm Sacramento

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.

Announcing the Vote for Marriage Ballot

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!

Tell the Log Cabin Republicans: Don't endorse Romney/Ryan!

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!

Who paid to put out Chevron's fire?

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

Fight the Chamber and Help 7 Million Low-Wage Workers Avoid Retirement Poverty

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 launches MittGetsWorse.org

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.

Wells Fargo has blood on its hands. Watch the heartbreaking video and take action.

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!

Help us keep fighting against the power of corporate lobbyists!

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.

Announcing the Breakthrough Conversations Project

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!

9th Circuit denies attempt to rehear Prop 8 case

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.

Tell Congress: Move Election Day to the Weekend

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.

Bring some sanity to the War on Drugs

The so-called "War on Drugs" has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars, given birth to the prison-industrial complex, and destroyed lives and communities. SB 1506 in Sacramento will begin to reform this corrupt system by making drug possession a misdemeanor rather than a felony. Help pass it!

Help more Americans Vote. Tell Congress to Pass the Weekend Voting Act!

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?

Call Out the Vote in NC

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.

NEW VIDEO: What legalized bribery looks like

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.