The Millionaires Tax campaign is over. After mobilizing massive grassroots support for the initiative, we convinced Gov. Brown to combine his proposed initiative with ours creating Proposition 30, which passed with 55% of the vote in November 2012!
Watch the video and see how Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) treats bank lobbyists in comparison to his constituents.
California's Attorney General, Kamala Harris, announced a new package of bills dubbed the Homeowners Bill of Rights, a powerful step toward ending the mortgage nightmare the Big Bank's have inflicted on California's homeowners.
Yesterday, Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that she would NOT agree to the current settlement deal with the Big Banks since it is "inadequate for California." She refused to join the settlement -- despite monumental pressure from the Big Banks, as well as the Obama Administration. Kamala Harris is a hero -- the spirit of courage -- fighting for right even if the establishment and conventional wisdom are against her.
UPDATE: AG Harris eventually signed onto a massively revised national settlement deal in January of 2012. Thanks to AG Harris the deal guaranteed $18 billion for California, a massive improvement over what had been initially proposed.
If you have a computer and a phone, you can help same-sex couples in Washington win the respect, dignity and rights all loving couples deserve.
Courage Campaign members helped get SB 1172 onto Gov. Brown's desk, which would prevent mental health professionals in California from practicing sexual orientation change "therapy" on LGBT youth in California. Take a minute to call Gov. Brown: ask him to do the right thing and sign SB 1172 promptly!
We helped pass a whopping 7 pieces of progressive legislation for California this year, including Election Day Voter Registration, the Homeowner Bill of Rights, a ban on Sexual Orientation Change "Therapy" for Minors, the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program, and Multilingual Ballot Measure Access.
The Courage Campaign Vote for Marriage Ballot will help decide which states with same-sex marriage initiatives on the ballot in 2012 should get the biggest commitment from Courage Campaign’s more than 750,000 members. Courage is a grassroots-funded, grassroots-led organization. Our job in all we do is to amplify your voice, volunteer hours and donations. Therefore, we need you to tell each other and us where to invest the most resources to support equality in 2012. You can cast your vote once each day through 11:59 PM PST on August 28th, 2012. Click for more details, what the campaign with the most support will receive, and to vote!
In 2004, the Log Cabin Republicans withheld their endorsement from President Bush because of his support for a Federal Marriage Amendment and other anti-gay policies. There is no daylight between Bush and the Romney/Ryan ticket -- Romney and Ryan would set our movement for full LGBT equality back decades. Join the Mitt Gets Worse campaign in respectfully calling on the Log Cabin Republicans to withhold their endorsement from the Romney/Ryan campaign!