Economic Justice

Courage Campaign fights for an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few.

Don’t Let Big Plastic Trash our Oceans

Plastic pollution is wreaking havoc on our marine ecosystems and plastic manufacturers want to dramatically increase U.S. plastic production over the next decade.

We and our partners are demanding the EPA do its job and stop the industry from trashing our oceans and polluting frontline communities as it moves to dramatically expand U.S. plastic production.

Add your name to the petition demanding the EPA protect vulnerable communities and marine wildlife from plastic pollution.

Tell your state senator: YES on AB 5

Last April, the California Supreme Court delivered one of the most pro-worker decisions in decades. The ruling on Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles ensures that companies aren’t misclassifying workers and cheating them out of basic protections like a minimum wage, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation.

AB 5 is a bill that would codify this important decision into law and clarify it to provide certainty to employers and workers alike. 

Sign the petition and ask your State Senator to vote YES on AB 5:

Call your legislator to keep families home

Currently, over half of California's renters have to pay over 1/3 of their income on rent, which is unsustainable for the health and well-being of families, our business climate and the economy, and for our environment. We can't afford to wait longer for change.

The Keep Families Home bill package -- which includes AB 1481 (Bonta) and AB 1482 (Chiu) -- needs to be enacted this year if we hope to reduce the hardship, displacement and homelessness harming Californians. These two bills will help increase stability, security, and affordability for California's renters, by returning more tools to local jurisdictions to stabilize rents and protect renters from unfair evictions.

Call your legislator and ask them to support the Keep Families Home bill package, which includes AB 1481 and AB 1482.

Pledge to defend LA's kids from corporate lobbyists and vote for Measure EE

Measure EE is a progressive parcel tax that primarily asks corporations to fund lower class sizes, and attract and retain quality teachers, counselors, school nurses, librarians, support staff, and principals in LA schools.

Some corporate lobbyists and mega-landlords are opposed to Measure EE because they're more concerned with profits than LA's children. That's why we need your help to get Measure EE passed on June 4.

Sign the pledge to prioritize our children and our classrooms!

Call your legislator to protect Californians' health

Undocumented Californians are considered ineligible for insurance just because of their immigration status, which makes them the largest group of uninsured people in the state. AB 4 can ensure all Californians get the care they need -- but we need your help to make sure it passes. Can you call and let know your legislator know that constituents support AB 4?

Stop corporate lobbyists from underfunding our schools

Earlier this year, the teachers of the Los Angeles Unified School District went on strike to get a better deal for their students. The district, its workers, and other stakeholders came together and acknowledged that the decades-long funding crisis in our public schools must be addressed.

That’s why on the June 4 ballot, Measure EE will ask corporations to pay a little more in taxes to lower class sizes and attract and retain quality teachers, counselors, school nurses, librarians, support staff and principals.

#StopKavanaugh by calling voters in key states

We'll be using a calling tool that allows you to call voters in key states whose Senators have not yet publicly opposed Kavanaugh. You can share the devastating impact of Kavanaugh's nomination and urge them to ask their Senator to oppose Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. You can immediately connect them to their Senator with the click of a button.

Stop Trump’s offshore drilling “plan”

Donald Trump wants to open nearly every inch of the U.S. coast to offshore drilling -- even in California, where drilling hasn't been allowed for 30 years.

But Trump won’t be able to get away with it without the support of Republican members of Congress in coastal states, many of whom are vulnerable in 2018Join us in telling Congress to oppose Trump's offshore drilling plan. 

Find out your legislators Courage Score!

Visit our 2018 Courage Score: the People’s Report Card of California, a one-of-a-kind legislative report card that tells the people of California how well their state legislators are representing their interests in Sacramento.

You have the power to hold your legislators accountable. If they know that their constituents are paying attention to their Courage Scores, they'll be more likely to take courageous votes.

Attorney General Becerra: Join the Exxon Investigation

ExxonMobil has known for decades that fossil fuels cause climate change, but it continues to publicly deny global warming -- harming our environment and people in the process.

The attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York have launched an investigation into Exxon to hold the company accountable for misleading its shareholders and the public about the effects of fossil fuels on our climate. We’re joining with both individuals and organizations across the state to call on California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to join this investigation. 

Sign our letter asking California Attorney General Becerra to join the Exxon investigation. 

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