California-based Groups Hold Week of Action At CA Legislators’ Offices Across the State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2019
Contact: 
Madison Donzis | madison@unbendablemedia.com | (210) 488-6220

The Week of Action Will Include More Than 25 Events in an Effort to Hold Legislators Accountable for Their Votes on the State’s Most Critical Bills

CALIFORNIA -- This week, starting today and running through Saturday, March 16, the California-based Courage Campaign, Indivisible CA State Strong, and ACCE Action will band together to host a week of actions across California holding state legislators accountable at their respective offices. The week of action will feature over 25 in-district events, and comes on the heels of Courage Campaign’s release of their fourth annual Courage Score report card, a report card that grades California state legislators on how courageously they have represented their constituents against the corporations that seek to exploit them.

Activists will use Courage Score as their north star in urging California legislators to vote in-line with their constituents on critical legislation -- spanning from environmental protections, to criminal justice reform, to health care and housing, to workers’ rights, to immigration and democracy in California.

WHERE: Senator Beall’s Office, 2105 S Bascom Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
WHEN: Today, March 11, 10:00 AM PT & Wednesday, March 12, 2:00 PM PT
EVENT LINKS: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/965
http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/956
LOCAL CONTACTS: Erin Salter, erin.salter@gmail.com; Dawn Zilla, dawnzr@comcast.net

WHERE: Senator Allen’s Office, 2512 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
WHEN: Today, March 11, 11:00 AM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/943
LOCAL CONTACT: Jennifer Tanner, jjtanner18@gmail.com

WHERE: Courage Score All-Star Senator Atkins & Asm. Gloria, 1350 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101
WHEN: Today, March 11, 11:30 AM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/959
LOCAL CONTACT: Nancy Cottingham, nancymoved@gmail.com

WHERE: Asm. Lorena Gonzalez’s Office, 1350 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101
WHEN: Today, March 11, 2:00 PM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/939
LOCAL CONTACT: Jean-huy Tran, sandiegoindivisiblecentral@gmail.com

WHERE: Asm. Low’s Office, 20111 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, 9504
WHEN: Today, March 11, 2:00 PM & Tuesday, March 12, 11:00 AM PT
EVENT LINKS: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/955
http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/964
LOCAL CONTACTS: Leslie Alcantar, lesliefalcantar@gmail.com; Karen Schuler, karenschuler@sbcglobal.net

WHERE: Asm. Burke’s Office, 1 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
WHEN: Tuesday, March 12, 12:00 PM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/944
LOCAL CONTACT: Vlad Popescu, contactvlad@gmail.com

WHERE: Asm. Berman’s Office, 5050 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022
WHEN: Tuesday, March 12, 12:00 PM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/942
LOCAL CONTACT: Elaine Davis, edaviscaputo@gmail.com

WHERE: Courage Score All-Stars Senator Monning & Asm. Stone, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 10:00 AM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/960
LOCAL CONTACT: Faye Johnson, fayedj@berkeley.edu

WHERE: Senator Hertzberg’s Office, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401
WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 2:30 PM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/936
LOCAL CONTACT: Kayla Owens, owenskayla@gmail.com

WHERE: Courage Score Hall-of-Shamer Asm. Aguiar-Curry’s Office, 600 A St, Ste. D, Davis, CA 95616
WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 4:00 PM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/963
LOCAL CONTACT: Francesca Fitzgerald, francescapf@icloud.com

WHERE: Senator Bradford’s Office, 1 West Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 10:00 AM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/963
LOCAL CONTACT: Diane Mielke, dlrmielke@gmail.com

WHERE: Asm. Waldron’s Office, 350 W. 5th Avenue Escondido, CA 92025
WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 11:00 AM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/958
LOCAL CONTACT: Maureen Gupta, maureen.gupta@gmail.com

WHERE: Courage Score Hall-of-Shamer Asm. Gipson’s Office, 879 W.190th Street Suite #920, Gardena, CA 90248
WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 11:00 AM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/941
LOCAL CONTACT: Molly Watson, molly@couragecampaign.org

WHERE: Asm. Gabriel’s Office, 6150 Van Nuys Boulevard Suite 306, Van Nuys, CA 91401
WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 7:30 PM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/938
LOCAL CONTACT: Colleen Toumayan, colleen@trnindivisible.org

WHERE: Courage Score Hall-of-Shamer Asm. Cooper’s Office, 9250 Laguna Springs Drive, Suite 220, Elk Grove, CA 95758
WHEN: Friday, March 15, 12:00 PM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/935
LOCAL CONTACT: Tim Molina, tim@couragecampaign.org

WHERE: Courage Score All-Star Asm. Kalra’s Office, 100 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA
WHEN: Friday, March 15, 10:00 AM PT & Friday, March 15, 2:30 PM PT
EVENT LINKS: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/966
http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/937
LOCAL CONTACTS: Erin Salter, erin.salter@gmail.com; Rebecca Elliot, Rebelliot408@gmail.com

WHERE: Courage Score All-Star Asm. Chiu’s Office, 455 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA
WHEN: Friday, March 15, 1:00 PM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/953
LOCAL CONTACT: Jiggy Athilingam, jiggy@indivisible.org

WHERE: Asm. Levine’s Office, County of Marin Civic Center Building, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 412, San Rafael, CA 94903
WHEN: Friday, March 15, 1:00 PM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/952/?source=taf
LOCAL CONTACT: Lisa Bennett, lisabpolitics@gmail.com

WHERE: Asm. Santiago’s Office, 90033 Boyle Heights., Boyle Heights, CA 90033
WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 9:00 AM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/950
LOCAL CONTACT: Jennifer Tanner, jjtanner18@gmail.com

WHERE: Senator Hill’s Office, 1528 S. El Camino Real, Suit 303, San Mateo, CA 94402
WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 2:00 PM PT
EVENT LINK: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/attend-couragescore-indistrict-meeting/949
LOCAL CONTACT: Jennifer Tanner, jjtanner18@gmail.com

“Last month, with the release of Courage Score, Courage Campaign promised it would work to hold state legislators accountable to making real, bold progress on the array of challenges California faces -- and with this week of action, we’re doing just that,” said Eddie Kurtz, Executive Director of Courage Campaign. “It’s easy for politicians to say they’ll stand up for the people. But talk is cheap. When they’re called on to cast tough votes on our state’s toughest issues, we expect California legislators to have the political courage to stand up to corporate lobbyists. Now is the time for politicians in Sacramento to deliver.”

“Struggling communities across California who do not have lobbyists swarming the halls of Sacramento count on lawmakers to do what is in their best interest, and it is their right to know when their representatives are voting in line with corporate interests and wealthy power players instead of the communities they were elected to fight for,” said Christina Livingston, Executive Director of ACCE Action. “Courage Score exposes legislators who are voting against the interest and will of their constituents, and we plan to use that information as we talk to voters this week about what is at stake across California.”

“Grassroots Indivisible groups across the state know that being a Democrat in California isn’t enough -- we know that special interest money can fill the pockets of our friends in the legislature and undermine their will to take courageous votes to stand up for the people of California,” said Jiggy Athilingam, Co-founder of Indivisible CA: StateStrong and State & Local Policy Manager at Indivisible Project. “Our statewide coalition, Indivisible CA: StateStrong aims to empower California constituents to make their voices heard by their elected officials in Sacramento, and the Courage Score is the perfect tool for state legislator accountability. Indivisibles are looking forward to thanking their All-Star legislators for voting like progressive champions and calling out the Hall of Shamers for voting against our progressive values this week. We’ll use the score to send the message loud and clear that we expect them to vote in the best interest of their constituents, not corporate special interests.”

A full list of the bills used to calculate the 2019 CourageScore.org can be found here: https://www.couragescore.org/bills

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