Accountability

Courage Campaign fights to hold our political leaders and most powerful corporations accountable to the will of the people.

Tell Gov. Brown: Ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos!

In 2015, the EPA announced that after years of study, it couldn’t guarantee the safety of chlorpyrifos, and recommended banning it. Then Trump came into office and put Scott Pruitt -- a climate change denier and enemy of environmental regulation -- in charge of the EPA. Now the EPA is just ignoring its own findings and refusing to ban this dangerous chemical.

California Governor Jerry Brown can order the California Department of Pesticide Regulation to ban this chemical -- but he needs to hear from more of the public. Gov. Brown is considering his environmental legacy, and he's promised to resist the Trump administration. Ask him to ban chlorpyrifos now to help protect consumers, farmworkers, and communities around the nation.

Call your senator and save the bees!

The EPA has approved fifty-nine pesticides that contain neonicotinoids. Hundreds of studies have shown the dangers of these chemicals -- not only by killing many of California's bees, but harming small mammals and birds as well. SB 602 would help to undo the mess that the EPA has created by requiring clear labels on products that use neonicotinoids.

The bill is being voted on this weekWe are up against Big Ag and their claims that there is no proof that these chemicals kill bees. We need your help. Will you call today and ask your senator to support SB 602?

Presidential candidates must release tax information

Donald Trump was the first major party presidential candidate to refuse to release his tax returns since Richard Nixon was president. That makes it impossible to know whether Trump’s policy decisions are being made to benefit the public, or his bank account -- and that’s a huge problem. 

The Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act (SB 149) would require all presidential candidates to file their last five income tax returns with the state in order to have their name placed on the ballot. It is up to us to make sure it passes by letting our legislators know, loud and clear, that we support a transparent presidency free of any conflicts of interest.

Tell Senate Democrats: Shut down the senate until a special prosecutor is appointed!

Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey threatens our democracy. It’s an emergency, and it requires a forceful, unequivocal response from Democratic leaders.

If the President is allowed to squash an investigation into potential crimes committed by his campaign -- and possibly the President himself -- then he’s putting himself above the law. That’s something that happens in dictatorships, not democracies.

Are your state legislators really representing you?

If California is going to stand up to similar attacks by the GOP and Donald Trump's dangerous agenda, then we need to have high expectations of our elected officials. They need integrity. They need diligence. They need courage. And if legislators can't live up to those expectations, they need to be held accountable.

That's why we're launching the 2017 People's Report Card of California -- it clearly shows which California state legislators have taken courageous votes for the public interest and which ones are putting corporate interests first.

Are your state legislators champions of the people -- or are they in the Hall of Shame? Find your representatives' grades at CourageScore.org!

Host a single-payer house party

In partnership with SEIU and Health Access, Courage is planning actions over the next few weeks to make it clear that Californians demand their reps stand up to Trump and vote to protect the ACA. At the same time, we’re also working to pass a bill to guarantee health care for ALL Californians. The Healthy California Act would contain rising health care costs, and, most importantly, save lives.

We’re calling for statewide house parties on Saturday, April 1 in cities and towns across California to bring together friends, family and neighbors to build awareness and support for single-payer. 

Call your Representative NOW: Hands off our health care!

If Trumpcare passes, 24 million people would lose access to affordable health care. Older Americans would pay much more for health insurance -- 5 times as much as younger people -- but get way less help paying for insurance because of a $600 billion tax break for the ultra-rich and a $400 million giveaway to insurance executives. It's completely unacceptable.

Trumpcare must be stopped! Call your representative TODAY!

Demand Rep. Devin Nunes to resign from the House Intelligence Committee

Rep. Devin Nunes -- the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, whose job it is to investigate President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia -- is one of Trump's most committed allies, a clear conflict of interest.

Rep. Nunes can't and won't give us the investigation we all deserve. He is on Team Trump, when he should be fighting for the truth. That's why we're asking Nunes to step down from his role as chair of the House Intelligence Committee.

Tell Congress to remove Bannon from the National Security Council

Donald Trump's decision to seat extremist, white nationalist Steve Bannon on the National Security Council, while downgrading the standing of our military and intelligence leaders, is dangerous for America and the world.

Congress must be a check on this dangerous politicization of our nation's security and immediately pass legislation or take other action to keep Steve Bannon off the National Security Council.

Tell California Legislators: Support the California Values Act to Protect Immigrant Communities

Donald Trump’s Presidency poses a direct threat to immigrants, Muslims, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, women and many others. And he's not wasting any time to take executive action that attacks undocumented people, refugees, the muslim community, and more. California legislators must do all they can to aggressively disrupt Trump’s plans and stand with our must vulnerable communities.

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