Human Rights

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

Tell President Obama: Take immediate action to prevent gun violence

The NRA has a chokehold on Congress. But President Obama can act right now to prevent the next mass shooting by using his executive authority to expand background checks on gun sales and help stop dangerous people from getting their hands on firearms.

SIGN THE PLEDGE: Don’t buy produce grown with toxic oil wastewater

According to Mother Jones magazine, popular California produce companies -- Sunview, Halos Mandarins, Trinchero, and Bee Sweet Citrus -- may be growing their crops with oil industry wastewater laced with toxic compounds and carcinogens. Join us and pledge to stop buying these potentially contaminated products until these companies prove they are NOT grown with oil wastewater!

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URGENT: Stop CA police from tracking your cell phone without a warrant

California law does NOT protect your electronic information from being accessed by law enforcement WITHOUT a warrant. This means that everything that you share online is at risk for being tracked. Join us to support the California Electronic Communications Act (SB 178) to modernize California’s privacy laws and REQUIRE law enforcement to obtain a warrant before they can access an individual’s personal electronic information.

Tell CA legislators: Support bold climate action!

James Hansen, formerly NASA’s Climate Chief -- just released a terrifying paper that predicts unavoidable sea level rise unless we take major, immediate action. Join us and tell your California Legislators to drastically increase our investment in renewable energy, dramatically reduce car emissions, and make huge increases in energy efficiency!

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SIGN THE PETITION: Support racial justice in CA

California has one of the poorest racial and identity profiling laws in the country. And right now, a landmark bill is working its way through Sacramento that could fundamentally fix the broken law and reduce the epidemic of profiling and police brutality that has been threatening the lives and liberty of far too many people of color and minorities in California. AB 953 (by Assemblymember Shirley Weber) will help eliminate the harmful and unjust practice of racial and identity profiling in CA, and improve law enforcement transparency and accountability.

SIGN ON to support #Health4All!

A majority of Californians support expanding Medi-Cal and Covered California to include all low-income Californians, regardless of their immigration status. Why? Because providing EVERYONE access to affordable, quality health coverage is not only the right thing to do, it is also cost-effective, and good for the economy and the health of our state.

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!

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