On Saturday, July 16, activists from all over the United States will join together to participate in a national day of action to demand that Sprouts Farmers Market (Sprouts) dumps Nestlé.
A judge just sentenced a Stanford University star athlete -- who was caught in the act of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman -- to only six months in jail.
Why? Because the judge, Aaron Persky, worried that a prison sentence would have a "severe impact on him" -- yes, the rapist -- and said, "I think he will not be a danger to others." It's a horrifying example of rape culture: when a judge is more concerned with the well-being of a rapist than with justice or public safety. This judge has no business staying on the bench.
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.
The payday loan industry is one of the BIGGEST scammers out there. Their entire business model is designed to trap financially vulnerable Americans in a vicious cycle of debt. The average payday loan borrower takes out eight loans a year and pays nearly 400% in interest and fees.
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.
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is proposing to renew Nestlé's expired permit for another FIVE years! To renew the permit, the USFS must follow the National Environmental Policy Act. NEPA requires the USFS to conduct an environmental review of the impacts on our public lands before issuing the permit.
If the USFS conducts a robust environmental review, the science will show that they cannot renew Nestlé's permit, forcing Nestlé to abandon their operations altogether.
We all know what Trump stands for: bigotry, racism, unfettered violence, sexism, xenophobia, and more. He oozes violence and hate, and he's likely to be the next Republican nominee.
Yet Google -- a company that prides itself on diversity and doing the right thing -- is planning to sponsor a Trump-led Republican National Convention.
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