Speaker Boehner's shutdown is kicking ABUSED WOMEN onto the street. Domestic violence shelters and rape crisis programs across the country have begun losing the federal funding they need to keep their doors open, forcing out vulnerable women and children. SIGN THE PETITION HERE.
Courage Campaign works to defend and extend human rights for all people.
Key bills from the LIFE (Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement) Act sit on Gov. Brown's desk -- including a loophole-free assault weapons ban and background checks for ammunition purchases. With the stroke of a pen, he could give California the smartest, safest gun laws in the nation, but he has a poor track record when it comes to gun safety. We must convince Gov. Brown to sign these laws to protect Californians from more senseless gun violence.
SB 649 is a historic & bi-partisan drug sentencing reform bill that will save taxpayer dollars and reduce overcrowding in our prisons by allowing prosecutors to charge non-violent drug possession as a misdemeanor, rather than as a felony. Send an email to Gov. Brown urging him to sign SB 649 to help end the so-called “War on Drugs.”
Is Visa's support for LGBT rights real or just a marketing scheme? Tell them to use their influence as a major Olympic sponsor and speak out against Russia's anti-gay laws.
Reyna García, a 30-year-old woman working at Albertsons lost her child when her supervisors ignored her doctors and failed to follow proper policy and law regarding her high risk pregnancy. Join the 25,000 who have already signed our petition demanding that Albertsons and its CEO Robert Miller enforce these policies and law, protecting every pregnant employee and her baby.
Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski (pictured) was head of the Air Force's sexual assault prevention program prior to being arrested and charged with sexual battery by the Arlington, Virginia police department. It's become clear that the military is not capable of solving its epidemic of sexual violence. Tell Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to support the Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention (STOP) Act.
Tell Sacramento to pass SB 649 and allow prosecutors to charge non-violent drug possession as a misdemeanor, rather than as a felony. Freeing up taxpayer dollars for drug treatment and reducing prison over-crowding.
Four Democrats just voted against universal background checks for gun purchases. Background checks are supported by more than 90% of Americans, and three of these Senators are up for re-election in 2014. Pledge: "I won't donate a dime or lift a finger for any Democrat who opposes universal background checks -- or any party committee like the DSCC or DNC that spends money to get them elected."
On April 16th, the NRA is going to descend on the Capitol in Sacramento expecting to enjoy another day spouting lies and waving signs that depict President Obama as a dictator. Well, we've got a surprise for them. Air Courage is on the way, and it will make them face the facts. 61% of California support stronger guns laws like the LIFE (Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement) Act. So, we're going to fly a plane with a banner that says "61% WANT STRONGER GUN LAWS = LIFE ACT". Can you help get this banner in the air?
News just broke that Sen. Feinstein (D-CA) helped broker a key deal between farmworkers and growers on immigration reform. Thank her and ask her to use her influence to push PROGRESSIVE principles going forward.