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.
Courage Campaign fights to hold our political leaders and most powerful corporations accountable to the will of the people.
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
Nike didn't blink before dropping Manny Pacquiao for his abhorrent remarks about same-sex couples. But when Donald Trump calls women "fat pigs," mocks a disabled reporter, calls Mexicans criminals and “rapists,” and insults a prisoner of war, Nike does NOTHING.
Think it has anything to do with Nike spending a whopping $200 MILLION to lease Niketown in Trump Tower?
It’s a disgrace that any of our country’s elected leaders would do anything other than speak out and wholeheartedly disavow the violence stirred up by Trump’s hate and bigotry, especially those who represent California -- the most diverse state in the nation. The fact that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other GOP leaders are trying to put a positive spin on Trump is not only irresponsible and out of touch, it’s dangerous.
Anti-choice extremists are waging an all-out war against women in California. For years, they’ve set up fake abortion clinics across California, deceptively called Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), which pose as medical facilities and use coercion and shame to limit women’s access to accurate information about abortion and reproductive healthcare. Governor Jerry Brown signed a law last year to help stop CPCs deceptive practices, but now anti-choice bullies are launching legal attacks to scare local authorities from enforcing the law.