Past Actions

URGENT: Stop Big Bank lobbyists in Sacramento today!

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!

Show Sen. Vargas What Foreclosure Feels Like

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.

Help defeat Amendment 1 in NC!

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!

$1 million to defeat anti-gay Amendment One

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.

Co-Sponsor the Homeowners Bill of Rights

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.

Tell the DNC: Pony up to fight for 2012 marriage equality ballot initiatives!

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.

Millionaires Tax of 2012 is taking California by storm!

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!

Honor Valentine's Day, lift the Prop 8 stay

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!

BREAKING: Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional by 9th Circuit!

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Kamala Harris Rejects Bogus Settlement

California Attorney General Kamala Harris just refused to give in to the Big Banks on the 50-state settlement. Sign our thank-you card!

Tell President Obama to End the Bush Tax Cuts

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.

Tell Kim Kardashian to Pay Her Fair Share

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.

Kaiser Permanente's breaking the law. Tell Gov. Brown to Investigate!

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!

Defend the FAIR Education Act again!

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:

Become a monthly donor, get a free Dump DOMA button!

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!