California has the power to ban the use of chlorpyrifos in the state, and if it does, it will mean that a huge portion of the country’s food is no longer sprayed with the chemical. Will you place a call to Governor Brown and let him know that Californians will no longer tolerate our food being sprayed with this dangerous chemical?
SB 17 would require pharmaceutical companies to publish reports on how the money they charge for drugs is spent. But PhRMA -- Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a group representing corporations such as Bayer, Merck, and Pfizer -- is trying to stop the bill in its tracks.
Will you sign the petition to pass SB 17 and make Big PhRMA tell us the truth about drug pricing?
Help pass the California Money Bail Reform Act by writing a letter to your local newspaper's editor!
That makes the coming weeks a crucial time to build support across the state for reforming California's broken bail system. One powerful way you can help build support and spark public conversation is by sending a letter to the editor in your local and regional newspapers. If published, your letter could be read by thousands of people in print and online -- expanding the reach of our campaign and demonstrating public support for bail reform.
Will you take a few moments to send a letter to local and regional newspapers to help pass bail reform?
The President of the United States -- the supposed leader of the free world -- just publicly, shamelessly, and embarrassingly stood with the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis who rioted in Charlottesville. There is no longer simply a legal case to impeach Donald Trump. There is now a moral imperative.
Sign the petition calling on the United States Congress to impeach and try Donald Trump.
Approximately 9,000 rape kits are sitting dormant in law enforcement offices all across California -- potentially never to be tested. Survivors of sexual assault endure a four- to six-hour process to collect the DNA of their attackers with no guarantee that the evidence will ever be tested or used to reach a conviction.
AB 41 is a bill that would require a reporting process from law enforcement offices, mandating that they track rape kits and give a reason for those that are left untested. The bill is a key step in ensuring that law enforcement is held accountable to testing these kits, while also giving the state a clearer idea of what resources are necessary to ensure that all kits are tested in the future. It passed through the Assembly and was put on hold in order to go over any potential financial concerns, but the Appropriations Committee can drive it forward. We need to make our voices heard: justice for survivors of sexual assault is worth the financial cost.
Forced into indentured servitude with threats to sign lease-to-own contracts or be fired, truckers spend over 100 hours a week trying to pay off their trucks. Sometimes at the end of a week they end up owing the company!
But major retailers -- like Target and Costco -- who employ these port truckers along their chain of production, can help stop the abuse. By dropping these trucking companies, they set an example for other corporations and let them know that we're watching.
The California Legislature is about to vote on a deeply flawed climate bill that won’t do enough to reduce carbon emissions, while also giving corporate polluters carte blanche to keep poisoning California’s cities -- with poor folks and communities of color paying the biggest toll.
Assembly Bill 398 -- a bill to extend CA's cap and trade system from 2020 to 2030 -- is stuffed with giveaways to Big Oil and other corporate polluters in order to court Republican support. But sources inside the Capitol report that the bill is vulnerable. We can kill this bill if enough Democrats vote no despite the intense political pressure to support it.
California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon just put the Healthy California Act on hold, delaying a critical proposal that would have guaranteed health coverage for every resident of our state. The Speaker has until this Thursday to reverse his decision, so he needs to hear from us now.
The state of California may be on the verge of executing an innocent man. There's overwhelming evidence that the San Bernadino Sheriff's Office tampered with/planted evidence, lied to a jury, and withheld crucial evidence from defense attorneys in order to pin a grisly 1983 murder on Kevin Cooper.
We need the truth about what happened. That's why Cooper's attorneys aren't asking Brown to pardon Cooper or to commute his sentence -- they just want a fair reevaluation of the evidence using modern technology.
Trumpcare would take health insurance away from 23 million people, destroy Medicaid, defund Planned Parenthood, increase premiums for seniors, force low-income people to go without care, and punish those with pre-existing conditions. Yet Senate Republicans continue to keep the bill hidden while pushing for a vote that could destroy millions of lives.
Senate Democrats have strategies available to them to fight this bill, and have begun to do so. However, we need to ensure that their efforts are not simply a media stunt.