Yesterday, Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that she would NOT agree to the current settlement deal with the Big Banks since it is "inadequate for California." She refused to join the settlement -- despite monumental pressure from the Big Banks, as well as the Obama Administration.
October 10, 2012
October 10, 2012
UPDATE: AG Harris eventually signed onto a massively revised national settlement deal in January of 2012. Thanks to AG Harris the deal guaranteed $18 billion for California, a massive improvement over what had been initially proposed.
September 5, 2012
We helped pass a whopping 7 pieces of progressive legislation for California this year, including Election Day Voter Registration, the Homeowner Bill of Rights, a ban on Sexual Orientation Change "Therapy" for Minors, the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program, and Multilingual Ballot Measure Access.
August 8, 2012
Seven million Californians have no access to an employer's retirement plan and half will have to live on $5 a day when they retire, if they can. Support SB 1234 and give low-wage workers a chance at retirement without risking a penny of taxpayer dollars.
April 11, 2012
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!
March 2, 2012
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.
February 16, 2012
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!
January 26, 2012
California Attorney General Kamala Harris just refused to give in to the Big Banks on the 50-state settlement. Sign our thank-you card!
January 1, 2012
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.
December 20, 2011
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.