Economic Justice

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

End Big Oil's free pass in California

California is the 4th-largest oil-producing state, but it is the ONLY state that does NOT have an oil extraction tax. We could raise $2 billion per year to begin repairing the damage of previous cuts to public education. Study after study shows that since oil is a global market, this will have no affect of gas prices, despite the lies of ExxonMobil and Chevron.

Stop Big Oil from fracking up California

There are 47,000 active fracking sites currently operating in California with almost no regulation. Reports from around the country are chilling: poisoned drinking water, oil spills in residential neighborhoods, and now Exxon Mobil and Shell are targeting California's Monterey Shale. Demand Sacramento take action.

Protect Whistleblowers and Animals - Tell the Assembly to Reject AB 343

Photos and videos of animal abuse play an important role in exposing practices on factory farms. AB 343 would JAIL whistleblowers for recording the abuse of animals in California. Tell your member of the Assembly "No way, no on AB 343. No jail for whistleblowers."

Tell your Representative: "Stand with Bernie: No cuts to Social Security."

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) is not going to let President Obama cut Social Security. Demand that your Member of Congress stand with him!

Tell Gov. Jerry Brown to support full implementation of Obamacare

There's a new threat to Obamacare: Sacramento. Gov. Brown is holding up negotiations on the bill to expand Medicaid coverage to more than one million Californians. Some of his suggestions are worse than those made by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer!

The Big Banks must stop the payday loan scam

The Big Banks’ latest scam: working with payday lenders to intentionally overdraft customer’s account and collect millions in overdraft fees. Federal regulators can stop this — tell them to close the loophole now.

Celeste Greig must resign immediately.

Celeste Greig must resign immediately as head of the California Republican Assembly. Her statements that the chance of pregnancy from rape is lower is offensive and denies scientific reality.

So that's why no bankers went to jail

"Too Big to Jail". That's the message Attorney General Eric Holder just gave the Senate about the big banks. It's his job to prosecute criminals; he needs to get to work.

Tell Congress: "Raise the minimum wage."

In the wealthiest nation on earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty. Tell Congress to raise the minimum wage!

Blue Cross: Discrimination against patients with HIV or AIDS is intolerable.

Recently, Blue Cross required HIV/AIDS patients to end relationships with their local pharmacists starting March 1. Instead, they'll have to start receiving the drugs that keep them alive from a nameless, faceless mail-order pharmacy. Why? So Blue Cross can make more money.

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