The Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule was created to coerce poor mothers into having less children. This unjust, invasive policy has forced nearly 140,000 of California’s children deeper into poverty simply because they were born poor. And it continues to threaten the reproductive freedom and privacy of thousands of women.
Courage Campaign works to defend and extend human rights for all people.
Current CA law bars our access to information related to serious use of force, like officer-involved shootings, or police misconduct, including instances of racial profiling, sexual misconduct, and planting evidence. In other words, officers who have unjustly killed, harassed, or incriminated Californians may still be policing our neighborhoods, and we are none the wiser.
Senate Bill 1286 would change that by cracking open police misconduct and use of force records to the public.
Civil Asset Forfeiture gives police a free pass to impose on people’s civil rights and disproportionately steal from low-income people of color without even charging someone with a crime. In California alone, police pocketed nearly $600 MILLION from Civil Asset Forfeiture between 2006 and 2013.
It’s legalized robbery. And it’s past time for California to put an end to it.
The growing influence of corporate money in Sacramento -- from independent expenditures and political action committees -- is making it harder for California to lead as a model for the nation.
That's why the People's Report Card of California is bringing the information directly to the people by sharing which CA state legislators are out of step with their constituents and are instead deeply aligned with corporate and special interests.
Check out People's Report Card of CA to learn your representatives' grades: www.couragescore.org
Anti-choice extremists are waging an all-out war against women in California. For years, they’ve set up fake abortion clinics across California, deceptively called Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), which pose as medical facilities and use coercion and shame to limit women’s access to accurate information about abortion and reproductive healthcare. Governor Jerry Brown signed a law last year to help stop CPCs deceptive practices, but now anti-choice bullies are launching legal attacks to scare local authorities from enforcing the law.
Oakland police killed Hernan Jaramillo and hid the video of his killing from the public for 2 and half years. The officers beat him to the ground in street, dragged his body 20 feet, and pinned him down with all of their weight on top him -- ignoring him as he repeatedly cried out, “I can’t breathe...they’re killing me,” for 15 minutes -- until his body laid lifeless on the sidewalk in handcuffs.
Enough with this madness. If the FBI considers you too dangerous to board a plane, you should not be able to purchase a gun. Period.
Gun violence in America is out of control. We cannot sit back while Congress refuses to act.
There is a 2016 ballot initiative in California that can set the gold standard for meaningful reforms to stop gun violence, creating a model that could be applied everywhere.
FOUR MILLION children, women, and families have fled from war-torn Syria to ESCAPE violent extremism, NOT to spread it. But right-wing Republicans and some Democrats are being overpowered by fear and bigotry -- not logic, tolerance, and goodwill. They refuse to even consider allowing refugees to enter the United States, and are fast-tracking legislation to slam our doors on those who need refuge most!
SIGN THE PETITION: Ask California’s leaders to provide IMMEDIATE relief to 4 million people without access to water
Four million people in California are without reliable access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water. That’s more people than ALL of Los Angeles.