Human Rights

Courage Campaign works to defend and extend human rights for all people.

Find a #CourageousResistance Emergency Community Meetings Event Near You

As part of the Courageous Resistance against the incoming Trump administration, we’re calling for statewide emergency community meetings in cities and towns across California to bring together friends, family, and neighbors to start organizing for the future.

Find a meeting in your area or create your own event! 

Tech companies must say NO to Trump’s national Muslim registry

A journalist for The Intercept asked nine major tech companies whether they would help Donald Trump’s administration build a national Muslim registry -- and only one, Twitter, clearly refused.

Targeting Muslims in the ways Trump has proposed isn’t just ineffective in keeping the country safe -- it’s immoral. Tech companies must not empower violations of human rights or dignity by providing the technology or data to help make it happen.

Tell Kevin McCarthy to condemn the appointment of Stephen Bannon

California's House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is supporting President-elect Donald Trump's appointment of a racist, misogynistic, anti-Semitic, homophobic, transphobic, anti-immigrant, white supremacist as Senior Advisor and Chief Strategist: Stephen Bannon.

This is unacceptable. There is no place for support of an alt-right white supremacist in California politics. 

Join the Courageous Resistance

A Trump presidency is a direct threat to our safety and well-being. The next four years will require extreme courage from those of us who believe in justice and equality. And we’ll need you - your energy, time, and talent. Will you commit to joining the fight?

Ensure affordable housing in Alameda -- YES on Measure M1 and NO on Measure L1

Rent in Alameda is increasing, on average, at 10 times the rate of inflation. Household income, however, has not kept pace. As a result, more and more Alameda residents are unable to afford housing thanks to skyrocketing rents and the rising crisis of “no-cause” evictions. This is unacceptable.

University of California: Don't support anti-LGBT hate

Next year the University of California football team is slated to play in North Carolina, which recently passed “the most extreme anti-LGBT [law] in the country.” The law, called HB2, mandates discrimination against transgender people and even stops North Carolina cities from banning employment or housing discrimination against LGBT folks.

The University of California should neither legitimize nor support North Carolina’s bigotry by bringing its money, its fans, or its football team to the state. 

Vote YES on Prop 62. Vote NO on Prop 66.

Your vote in the fall election could literally be a matter of life or death. Since 1973, 153 people who were sentenced to die have been exonerated, including 3 in California. The fact is that even in a progressive state like ours, the death penalty comes with a real risk of putting innocent people to death.

November's ballot provides a real chance to end the barbaric, failed, and costly death penalty.

SIGN THE PETITION: Stand with Colin Kaepernick

Black Americans and their allies around the country are protesting persistent mistreatment by police. Now one famous athlete -- Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers -- is standing up for black lives by sitting down during the national anthem.

Kaepernick's statement shows real courage. And it has been powerfully effective, elevating the central narrative of the Movement for Black Lives in the press. But it's also made him a target of racist hate and conservatives in the media who have the audacity to question his patriotism.

Gov. Brown: Commit to Sign the Stronger California Women's Agenda Bills

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, which marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. It is a day to recognize and lift up women’s political and economic power and an opportunity for Governor Brown to demonstrate his continuing commitment to women and families throughout the state.

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.

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