Human Rights

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

Sign the petition for debt-free college

Our goal is for presidential candidates and the entire Democratic Party to make debt-free college central to 2016 messaging -- and it's working. Presidential candidates are starting to talk about the issue. But we need your help to build on this momentum!

Tell Gov. Brown and CA lawmakers: Support immigrant families with One California

California has an opportunity to emerge as a national leader on immigration, help contribute up to $27.5 billion dollars to the state's economy, and lift over 40,000 children out of poverty through One California. One California is a $20 million proposal that helps provide education, outreach, and support to immigrants in CA who are eligible for citizenship or relief from deportation.

Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Make Higher Education FREE in California

Nothing is more vital to rebuilding a thriving economy in California than access to affordable higher education. Our state's investment in higher education was central to building the 8th largest economy in the world, but today, our visionary higher education system -- revered by generations of Californians -- is on the brink of extinction. Join us to call on Gov. Brown to stop the downward spiral, honor his father’s legacy, and articulate a renewed vision for higher education in California.

Demand that Alabama’s anti-gay judges be held accountable!

Alabama just became the 37th marriage equality state. BUT in flagrant defiance of federal law, Chief Justice Moore ordered county judges to illegally deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and many complied. Join us to demand that ALL couples have the right to marry in Alabama!

Tell Kaiser CEO: Stop putting patients’ lives in danger!

Kaiser Permanente -- California’s largest health insurer -- CONTINUES to willfully put the lives of mental health patients at risk by not providing timely care. And Kaiser's workers have had enough! After exhausting every tactic, 3,000 mental health workers -- represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers -- are going on strike! And we need to have their backs, JOIN US!

Ask Blue Shield: Where are my tickets to the 49ers skybox?

If Blue Shield is going to play games with our money, then we are going to play games with them! The so-called “non-profit” insurance company just bought a $2.5 million luxury skybox at the 49ers' new Levi’s stadium with YOUR health care premiums and tax dollars. They claim that the skybox is for “customer events,” but we aren’t buying it. If Blue Shield is going to party in box seats all season using our hard-earned money, we think it’s worth asking for an invite. Don’t you?

Gov. Brown: Dont veto the California Fair Sentencing Act

This is our LAST CHANCE to rollback California's catastrophic "War on Drugs." Thanks to thousands of Courage members who have been leading the fight for months, the bill to end the racist crack vs. powder cocaine sentencing discrepancy is now sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk! But with the Nov. election around the corner, Gov. Brown might be tempted to veto it. Now more than ever we must join together and speak out as loud as we can to let our governor know where we stand.

Ask Attorney General Kamala Harris: Block health insurers from wasting taxpayer dollars

Blue Shield just bought a $2.5 million luxury skybox at the 49ers' brand spanking new Levi’s stadium with Californians' healthcare premiums and tax dollars! Healthcare insurers, like Blue Shield, are abusing their "non-profit” tax status by spending billions of taxpayer dollars -- in corporate tax breaks and rising premiums -- on lavish entertainment for corporate VIPs and hefty bonuses for company executives, not patient care. Attorney General Kamala Harris has the authority to hold insurers accountable.

Tell Congress: Don’t send children back into a war-zone

Our country is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Thousands of starving and traumatized children have fled to our borders seeking refuge from Central American countries devastated by extreme drug and gang violence. And now Congress is trying to pass a bill that would fast track the deportation of these innocent children. We must have the courage to protect them.

Tell Congress: Drop Hobby Lobby or we’ll drop you!

The Supreme Court's "Hobby Lobby" decision -- which gave employers the right to impose their religious beliefs on employees and stripped the right to affordable birth control from women -- was one of the largest setbacks for women's health in decades. We must act now and demand our leaders in Washington stand up for the rights of women and support a bill that was just introduced to override the disastrous Hobby Lobby decision.

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