Holding Politicians & Corporations Accountable

Courage Campaign seeks to hold elected officials and corporations accountable when they mislead the American public, engage in unethical activity, or worse. We seek to use the power of grassroots organizing to highlight these misdeeds and leverage public pressure in search of justice.

Current Actions

SIGN THE PETITION: Support racial justice in CA

California has one of the poorest racial and identity profiling laws in the country. And right now, a landmark bill is working its way through Sacramento that could fundamentally fix the broken law and reduce the epidemic of profiling and police brutality that has been threatening the lives and liberty of far too many people of color and minorities in California. AB 953 (by Assemblymember Shirley Weber) will help eliminate the harmful and unjust practice of racial and identity profiling in CA, and improve law enforcement transparency and accountability.

Join Moby to tell Gov. Brown: Stop Corporate Agribusinesses from tapping out CA’s precious water!

Corporate agribusinesses are growing more and more water-intensive crops and guzzling down California’s precious water supply. It's taken centuries to build up California's groundwater reserves, and if we draw it down, we won’t be able to get it back. Join Moby, Courage Campaign, and Food & Water Watch to ask Governor Jerry Brown to realign California’s water rights now!

SIGN THE PLEDGE: Don’t buy Nestlé bottled water

Despite delivering over 515,00 petition signatures (including 175,000 from Courage Campaign members) and national headline-making protests at bottling plants in Sacramento and Los Angeles, Nestlé has shown ZERO interest in stopping their egregious bottling operations in California. And now we're going to hit them where it counts -- their financial bottom line. Join us!

Demand that Wal-Mart stop bottling water from drought-stricken CA!

While Californians are doing their part to reduce their water consumption, Wal-Mart is out there making a huge profit off of the little water the state has left. With a recent report showing that California only has enough water to last the state one more year, it is time for corporations to stop bottling its water before it's too late.

Tell CA Gov. Brown: Stop Big Oil from poisoning our crops with toxic wastewater

The Los Angeles Times just exposed that California farmers are using oil-contaminated wastewater to grow a portion of our nation’s crops. And the oil industry is making MILLIONS of dollars in profits in return. Meanwhile, the American public has been eating potentially toxic crops. We have to stop this NOW before it’s too late!

Demand that Nestlé stop bottling CA’s water during drought!

California is facing a drought of historic proportions and while individuals are being forced to reduce their water usage, Nestlé is bottling the scarce resource straight from the heart of California’s drought and selling it for profit. With a recent report showing that California only has enough water to last the state one more year, we must put an end to this madness at Nestlé before it’s too late. Join us!

EMERGENCY PETITION: Tell Gov. Brown to halt fracking in CA NOW!

New reports show that Gov. Brown's appointed regulators have been allowing the oil industry to inject TOXIC wastewater into CA’s fragile water supply. In response, Courage Campaign and over 150 organizations filed a legal petition with the state to demand an immediate halt on fracking, which requires Governor Brown’s response by March 26th. Join us and become a co-signer of our emergency legal petition to the governor!

Tell Sacramento: Pay Homecare Workers the Overtime they Deserve

Homecare workers have waited 76 years to receive the federal labor protections that most workers take for granted. Last year, CA passed a budget to allow homecare workers to receive overtime pay. However, the state has since delayed its implementation. Join us to stand with homecare workers and demand our state leaders grant them the overtime pay they were promised. These are some of the hardest working Californians in some of the most challenging jobs around. They deserve every penny.

Demand that Alabama’s anti-gay judges be held accountable!

Alabama just became the 37th marriage equality state. BUT in flagrant defiance of federal law, Chief Justice Moore ordered county judges to illegally deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and many complied. Join us to demand that ALL couples have the right to marry in Alabama!

Tell Gov. Brown: Ban fracking in California NOW!

The largest rally against fracking in California history is coming up on February 7th: The March for Real Climate Leadership. Whether or not you can join us in person, we need you to sign the petition demanding Governor Jerry Brown end the toxic and dangerous practice fracking in California now, so we can deliver your demands right to his doorstep in Oakland! Last month, New York's governor took an historic step by completely outlawing fracking – now it's California's turn. THIS is a game-changing moment for the climate movement in California. Join us!

Demand PG&E & CPUC be held accountable for unethical relationship!

Everything we suspected about the relationship between PG&E and their regulator is true. A string of emails just released reveal inappropriate, unethical and dangerous back-channel communications between PG&E and the CPUC in the continuing legal fallout over the 2010 San Bruno gas explosion that killed 8 people and destroyed 38 homes. We must stand together to hold CPUC and PG&E accountable for their incestuous relationship and demand justice for the victims of San Bruno!

Ask Blue Shield: Where are my tickets to the 49ers skybox?

If Blue Shield is going to play games with our money, then we are going to play games with them! The so-called “non-profit” insurance company just bought a $2.5 million luxury skybox at the 49ers' new Levi’s stadium with YOUR health care premiums and tax dollars. They claim that the skybox is for “customer events,” but we aren’t buying it. If Blue Shield is going to party in box seats all season using our hard-earned money, we think it’s worth asking for an invite. Don’t you?

Stop PG&E from raising utility rates for safety measures you ALREADY paid for!

Pacific Gas and Electric just received approval to raise California utility rates by $8 a month. Now they're asking for another $5 a month to pay for safety improvements that Californians already paid for! We must hold PG&E accountable for the hundreds of millions of dollars they have already received and demand that they not pass ANOTHER increase onto ratepayers.

Ask Attorney General Kamala Harris: Block health insurers from wasting taxpayer dollars

Blue Shield just bought a $2.5 million luxury skybox at the 49ers' brand spanking new Levi’s stadium with Californians' healthcare premiums and tax dollars! Healthcare insurers, like Blue Shield, are abusing their "non-profit” tax status by spending billions of taxpayer dollars -- in corporate tax breaks and rising premiums -- on lavish entertainment for corporate VIPs and hefty bonuses for company executives, not patient care. Attorney General Kamala Harris has the authority to hold insurers accountable.

Tell Sen. de Leon: Stop non-profit hospitals from putting PROFITS before patient care

Non-profit hospitals in California have made a mockery of their tax-exempt status for far too long. Every year these so-called charitable hospitals bring home billions of dollars in profits, avoid billions in taxes, and cheat poor communities out of desperately needed care. It’s outrageous and we must have the courage to hold these hospitals accountable! Sign the petition to stop non-profit hospitals from robbing taxpayers blind.

Tell Walgreens: If you abandon America, we’ll abandon you!

Walgreens -- “the pharmacy America trusts” -- wants to sell out American taxpayers and YOU can help stop it. In a shameful move of corporate greed, Walgreens is on the verge of exploiting a tax loophole and moving their corporate address to Switzerland in an attempt to dodge paying their fair-share of taxes in the US. And it will cost American taxpayers $4 BILLION. Join the fight!