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.
Whistleblowers have risked their careers to contribute to a report describing an unmistakable pattern of illegal and deceptive practices in Kaiser Permanente's delivery of mental health services. Click to demand Gov. Brown push for an investigation!
With your help, last month we kept the FAIR Education Act from a ballot referendum. Now, its opponents have filed for 2012 initiative to repeal it. So it's time to put the band back together and stop them once again. Click below for more details and learn what you can do to help!
Join Rep. Patrick Murphy and Courage: Tell Senate leadership to hold DADT vote before time runs out!
Veterans Day coming up on Thursday and only a few weeks left until the Senate’s lame-duck session ends, the clock is running out on on repeal -- perhaps for years to come. Now we're asking you to help me finish the job. With the lame-duck session starting Monday, we need you to sign the our petition today:
In the last month, over 100 members have signed up as monthly donors to help Dump DOMA for as little as $5/month. Join them and you'll receive this free Dump DOMA button!
While he golfs with rich donors, help us fly a banner over Republican House Speaker Boehner that says: "GOP JOBS PLAN = OCCUPY GOLF COURSE?" This will accompany a petition signed by 25K CC members demanding he hold a vote on the American Jobs Act.
House Republicans refuse to help the millions of Americans out of work. They want to keep the economy in the gutter through next year's election. Speaker Boehner won't even hold a vote on the American Jobs Act! We need to make him. Join the Courage Campaign and hold Republicans accountable.
Just a few months into our campaign to hold House Government and Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa accountable to his constituents and the American public, and already the San Diego County Republican Party has gone into full-attack mode against the Courage Campaign. When I published an Op-Ed challenging Issa's record, it unleashed a barrage of e-mail blasts, blog posts, and letters to the editor smearing us for daring to challenge the GOPs newly minted “Attack Dog in Chief.”
Sunlight is the best disinfectant. And after the Citizens United decision opened the floodgates for corporate money to influence politics, transparency is needed more now than ever.
When Rep. Issa took the reigns of the Oversight Committee, he promised a hearing a day. But he cancelled a hearing on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) at the last minute because his staff found documents that "didn't fit the narrative." We don't need a narrative to investigate this issue. Sign this letter to Issa to demand a hearing.
No member of Congress should use his or her position to increase personal wealth, but that is exactly what Rep. Issa did. He secured $815,000 in earmarks to improve neighborhoods where his family holds real estate investments.
UPDATE: We kept Blackwater out of California! Please take a look at other more recent actions here and and join us in creating more progressive change in California and across the country.
UPDATE: Proposition 19 failed to pass in November of 2010, but sign this page to receive our updates on state cannibis legislation.
UPDATE: PG&E has implemented the majority of the safety changes recommended by the NTSB.
UPDATE: We won! Proposition 23 was defeated in November 2010 with 61.1% of the vote!