Economic Justice

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

SIGN THE PLEDGE: I'm fasting for farm workers!

NOTE: FASTING CAN BE DANGEROUS. THOSE WITH HEALTH ISSUES OR CONCERNS THAT MAY BE AFFECTED BY FASTING SHOULD NOT PARTICIPATE. ANYONE UNSURE OR WITH QUESTIONS SHOULD CONSULT THEIR DOCTOR BEFORE PARTICIPATING.

Farm workers are vital to our well-being as a nation. But for nearly 100 years, they’ve been treated like second-class citizens and denied real overtime.

But right now, we have an opportunity to right this wrong with Assembly Bill 1066 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez.

Find a Sprouts National Day of Action Event Near You

Click here to host your own!

On Saturday, July 16, activists from all over the United States will join together to participate in a national day of action to demand that Sprouts Farmers Market (Sprouts) dumps Nestlé.

Host a rally to tell Sprouts Farmers Market to drop Nestlé

On Saturday, July 16, activists from all over the United States will join together to participate in a national day of action to demand that Sprouts Farmers Market (Sprouts) dumps Nestlé.

Remove judge in Stanford rape case from the bench!

A judge just sentenced a Stanford University star athlete -- who was caught in the act of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman -- to only six months in jail.

Why? Because the judge, Aaron Persky, worried that a prison sentence would have a "severe impact on him" -- yes, the rapist -- and said, "I think he will not be a danger to others." It's a horrifying example of rape culture: when a judge is more concerned with the well-being of a rapist than with justice or public safety. This judge has no business staying on the bench.

SIGN THE PETITION: Repeal the Maximum Family Grant

The Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule was created to coerce poor mothers into having less children. This unjust, invasive policy has forced nearly 140,000 of California’s children deeper into poverty simply because they were born poor. And it continues to threaten the reproductive freedom and privacy of thousands of women.

Stand with Elizabeth Warren and fight predatory payday lenders

The payday loan industry is one of the BIGGEST scammers out there. Their entire business model is designed to trap financially vulnerable Americans in a vicious cycle of debt. The average payday loan borrower takes out eight loans a year and pays nearly 400% in interest and fees. 

Tell U.S. Forest Service: Only the most rigorous environmental review will do!

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is proposing to renew Nestlé's expired permit for another FIVE years! To renew the permit, the USFS must follow the National Environmental Policy Act. NEPA requires the USFS to conduct an environmental review of the impacts on our public lands before issuing the permit.

If the USFS conducts a robust environmental review, the science will show that they cannot renew Nestlé's permit, forcing Nestlé to abandon their operations altogether.

Tell you CA Legislators: Help end Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse!

Civil Asset Forfeiture gives police a free pass to impose on people’s civil rights and disproportionately steal from low-income people of color without even charging someone with a crime. In California alone, police pocketed nearly $600 MILLION from Civil Asset Forfeiture between 2006 and 2013.

It’s legalized robbery. And it’s past time for California to put an end to it.

Check out the People's Report Card of CA

The growing influence of corporate money in Sacramento -- from independent expenditures and political action committees --  is making it harder for California to lead as a model for the nation. 

That's why the People's Report Card of California is bringing the information directly to the people by sharing which CA state legislators are out of step with their constituents and are instead deeply aligned with corporate and special interests.

Check out People's Report Card of CA to learn your representatives' grades: www.couragescore.org

Tell Sprouts: Stop selling Nestlé’s bottled water

Sprouts Farmers Market (Sprouts) is one of the largest national grocery stores -- operating over 200 stores, many of them in California -- that cares about sustainability. So awesome! Oh wait, too bad it’s not fully true!
 
The sad reality is that Sprouts sells bottles of Nestlé’s Arrowhead Springs water -- the same water Nestlé pumps illegally from California's drought-stricken San Bernardino National Forest using a permit that expired over 25 years ago. How can Sprouts call this practice green?!

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