May 15, 2017

The RISE Act -- one of the most consequential pieces of criminal justice reform legislation this year -- urgently needs more public support to guarantee its passage. 

May 9, 2017

The RISE Act is one of the most consequential pieces of criminal justice reform legislation this year. The RISE Act would repeal a failed drug war policy that gives drug defendants three extra years in jail for each previous drug sale conviction.

January 12, 2017

Your energy is needed to make sure on January 20 the Courageous Resistance's agenda is heard loud and clear. To be successful, it’ll take dozens of rallies from Redding to San Diego outside of the offices of our elected officials. Will you host an Inauguration Day action to hold your representatives accountable?

December 7, 2016

As part of the Courageous Resistance against the incoming Trump administration, we’re calling for statewide emergency community meetings in cities and towns across California to bring together friends, family, and neighbors to start organizing for the future.

Find a meeting in your area or create your own event! 

November 11, 2016

A Trump presidency is a direct threat to our safety and well-being. The next four years will require extreme courage from those of us who believe in justice and equality. And we’ll need you - your energy, time, and talent. Will you commit to joining the fight?

September 8, 2014
This is our LAST CHANCE to rollback California's catastrophic "War on Drugs." Thanks to thousands of Courage members who have been leading the fight for months, the bill to end the racist crack vs. powder cocaine sentencing discrepancy is now sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk! But with the Nov. election around the corner, Gov. Brown might be tempted to veto it.
May 29, 2014
Crack and powder cocaine are the same drug, with nearly identical effect on the body. But crack cocaine is punished much more harshly and that doesn’t make any sense. These disparate sentencing guidelines have resulted in a pattern of institutional racism in our prisons.
October 15, 2013
Governor Brown vetoed a historic, bi-partisan bill that would have begun to rollback California's catastrophic "War on Drugs." In doing so, he confirmed our worst fears that he cares more about appearing "tough on crime" than advancing good solutions for California, as he prepares to run for re-election.
September 23, 2013
SB 649 is a historic & bi-partisan drug sentencing reform bill that will save taxpayer dollars and reduce overcrowding in our prisons by allowing prosecutors to charge non-violent drug possession as a misdemeanor, rather than as a felony. Send an email to Gov. Brown urging him to sign SB 649 to help end the so-called “War on Drugs.”
April 22, 2013
Tell Sacramento to pass SB 649 and allow prosecutors to charge non-violent drug possession as a misdemeanor, rather than as a felony. Freeing up taxpayer dollars for drug treatment and reducing prison over-crowding.

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