An unprecedented campaign by independent progressive groups to oust Rep. Duncan Hunter in CA50 has boosted the candidacy of Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar through an aggressive voter outreach drive. Flip the 14’s partnership with the Courage Campaign generated 30,000 phone calls to CA50 voters from California call centers.
There are a few different ways to research how you'll vote. If you're a registered voter, you received a sample ballot in the mail that has information on all the propositions and races you'll be voting on. You can also look at voter guides and endorsements from a group you trust or that aligns with your political views. Check out Courage Campaign's guide: Courage Campaign's California Progressive voter guide
Turning out young voters whom previous campaigns may have ignored is a key component to Courage Campaign-endorsed Joy Silver’s strategy as she attempts to unseat incumbent Republican state Sen. Jeff Stone in the historically conservative 28th Senate District.
California’s state Senate pushed the Golden State one step closer to enacting the Obama-era Federal net neutrality laws that were gutted by the FCC earlier this year.
“With the strongest net neutrality legislation in the country, California now leads the way in guaranteeing access to the internet for all,” said Tim Molina, political director of the California-based Courage Campaign. “Protecting access to the internet and the free flow of information online is critical to our democracy and this bill is an important first step to reinstating net neutrality across America.”
California’s wide-reaching net neutrality bill passed the state assembly on Thursday, in a major victory for campaigners that hailed the bill as the best state-level action in the country.
Courage Campaign and other progressive groups have focused on passing legislation at the state level to mitigate the effects of reversing net neutrality.
For Eddie Kurtz, president of the progressive California-based Courage Campaign, it’s time for Senate Democrats to take extraordinary measures to try to block a nominee they can’t accept.
“In the Congress, there are many ways Democrats could gum up the works and really play hardball, as Republicans have been willing to do,” he said. “And outside, we can have the senators’ backs by making it crystal clear to the public what another right-wing justice would mean to the country on a wide range of issues.”
From Eddie Kurtz, Executive Director of Courage Campaign: “We are deeply disturbed by this abominable Supreme Court decision to favor wealthy corporations and their right-wing allies over the well-being of American workers."
About a hundred Courage Campaign members gathered to show support for the 2,300 children who were separated from their parents at the border.
“This is corruption. Pure and simple.” -- Eddie Kurtz of the Courage Campaign
Eddie Kurtz, Executive Director of California’s leading progressive organization, Courage Campaign, issued the following statement in response to SB 822 changes:
“Chairman Santiago just threw California’s most vulnerable communities and the future of our democracy under the bus. In an unprecedented move, Asm. Miguel Santiago—who is flush with cash from AT&T and the rest of the telecommunications industry—gutted our nation’s most comprehensive net neutrality bill. His actions jeopardize the free flow of information in the 21st Century and an open internet for all. Clearly, Santiago is more concerned with the interests of his corporate donors than with the well-being of his own constituents. Hear us loud and clear, Chairman: Courage Campaign will make sure your actions are remembered.”