Economic Justice

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

Call your Senator and tell them to pass the RISE Act

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. 

This is an all hands on deck moment. Last year, corporate Democrats -- kowtowing to police unions, district attorney associations, and other law enforcement interest groups -- partnered with reactionary Republicans to help kill the RISE Act in committee. We can’t let the RISE Act fail this year -- will you call your state senator, Steven Glazer, and tell him that you want to pass the RISE Act?

Tell your Senator to vote YES on the RISE Act!

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. It's excessive, it's unnecessary, and it's just plain ineffective. Let's invest in people, not prisons!

It's also expensive. Policies like this have led to severe overcrowding in California’s jails, costing the state and counties $2.5 billion dollars each year. We’re throwing away money that could be spent on affordable housing, job training, or rehabilitation services -- priorities that keep California communities safe and healthy, and that keep people who've committed crimes from reoffending. Let's invest in people, not prisons!

Call your Representative NOW: Hands off our health care!

If Trumpcare passes, 24 million people would lose access to affordable health care. And millions of people with health insurance would be at risk of losing coverage for pre-existing conditions. That's not right. It's not decent. And it's not American.

You have the power to make a real difference. Legislators listen when they receive phone calls from their constituents. Calls let them know real people, not special interest lobbyists, really care about the issue. One phone call can mean as much as 10 or even 20 emails! Call now -- you can use the sample script we've provided by clicking the link below.

Guarantee health care for all! Pass the Healthy California Act.

Every Californian deserves high-quality, guaranteed health care. But even under the Affordable Care Act, over three million Californians are left out and still lack health insurance. They’re our parents, children, grandparents, neighbors, co-workers, and community members.

The Healthy California Act would establish a transparent health care system and a universal standard of safe, quality care -- essentially an improved Medicare for every Californian.

Sign the petition if you agree that health care is a human right and that it’s time every Californian is guaranteed health care.

Tell California Legislators: Pass the California Money Bail Reform Act

California’s bail system is completely and utterly broken. Our state wastes more than $1.8 billion each year jailing people who are waiting for trial -- and ruins the lives of countless people who’ve been accused of a crime but can’t afford exorbitant bail amounts.

New legislation called the California Money Bail Reform Act of 2017 would reform our bail system. Instead of requiring money bail payments in all cases, regardless of a person’s risk, SB 10 and AB 42 would require courts to judge each case individually before setting the terms of release. This reform is a complete no-brainer. And it has a track record of success. 

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!

Send a letter to Congress demanding they oppose the American Health Care Act

Trumpcare, or the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was just released to the public -- and, unsurprisingly, it does exactly the opposite of everything Trump promised it would. 

The good news is that we aren’t the only ones who want to keep Trumpcare from passing -- from AARP to the American Hospital Association to Breitbart, Trumpcare faces powerful opposition in Washington. And that means we can beat it if we make sure that every elected official in both houses of Congress hear from their constituents now. Will you send a letter to your representatives telling them to reject the American Health Care Act today? 

Find a Courageous Resistance Women's March Delegations Event Near You

Are you ready to march against Trump in California? We’re calling for Courage Campaign members like you to join a Courageous Resistance delegation at your community's Women's March. 

Find a march and sign up to join your local delegation.

March in D.C. with the Courageous Resistance

We will not sit by quietly while Donald Trump dismantles our rights. The Courageous Resistance is hitting the streets of Washington D.C. on January 21 with thousands of feminists and declaring our resistance to the pussy-grabber-in-chief! 

With a platform based on inclusivity and intersectionality, the march is already poised to draw more buses of people than Trump's inauguration likely will itself -- 1,000 more buses. We need to make sure our collective voices are heard loud and clear, and the only way to do that is to make sure thousands of people show up. 

Host an Inauguration Day Action

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?

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