Human Rights

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

Bring some sanity to the War on Drugs

The so-called "War on Drugs" has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars, given birth to the prison-industrial complex, and destroyed lives and communities. SB 1506 in Sacramento will begin to reform this corrupt system by making drug possession a misdemeanor rather than a felony. Help pass it!

Call Out the Vote in NC

Sign up now for a short training to learn how you can assist in motivating North Carolinians to vote NO on anti-gay Amendment One.

Help defeat Amendment 1 in NC!

Know someone in North Carolina? Join our member-voter contact program and pledge to have a Courageous Conversation with them about why to vote NO on anti-gay Amendment 1!

$1 million to defeat anti-gay Amendment One

On May 8th, North Carolina will vote on Amendment One, which bans marriage equality and any other form of recognition for same-sex couples. Polls show the public increasingly against Amendment One, but our opponents just began running an ad this weekend that spreads lies about same-sex families and urges a Yes vote on Amendment One. Our side has ads of its own, but we need the money to get them on the air.

Tell the DNC: Pony up to fight for 2012 marriage equality ballot initiatives!

We're launching a campaign to make sure the DNC chips in to fight for equal rights at the ballot in 2012 as they did in 2008 to fight Prop 8. The DNC jointly raised $29.1 million in January alone -- they can chip in a fraction of that to help fight for equal rights. We've had Democrats' backs in the voting booth for years -- help make sure they have ours at the ballot.

Honor Valentine's Day, lift the Prop 8 stay

The 9th Circuit overturned Prop 8, but there's another stay on the decision. People in same-sex couples are literally dying to get married while the Prop 8 trial drags on. Ask the courts to honor Valentine's Day and lift the Prop 8 stay!

BREAKING: Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional by 9th Circuit!

We're 2 for 2 in the courts on defeating Prop 8. Now comes the big stage. Our opponents, ProtectMarriage.com and the National Organization for Marriage have already stated they're planning to take this case all the way to the Supreme Court to make sure California same-sex couples remain second-class citizens. They're all in. We have to be too.

Kaiser Permanente's breaking the law. Tell Gov. Brown to Investigate!

Whistleblowers have risked their careers to contribute to a report describing an unmistakable pattern of illegal and deceptive practices in Kaiser Permanente's delivery of mental health services. Click to demand Gov. Brown push for an investigation!

Defend the FAIR Education Act again!

With your help, last month we kept the FAIR Education Act from a ballot referendum. Now, its opponents have filed for 2012 initiative to repeal it. So it's time to put the band back together and stop them once again. Click below for more details and learn what you can do to help!

Join Rep. Patrick Murphy and Courage: Tell Senate leadership to hold DADT vote before time runs out!

Veterans Day coming up on Thursday and only a few weeks left until the Senate’s lame-duck session ends, the clock is running out on on repeal -- perhaps for years to come. Now we're asking you to help me finish the job. With the lame-duck session starting Monday, we need you to sign the our petition today:

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