Current Actions

Tell Gov. Brown and CA lawmakers: Support immigrant families with One California

California has an opportunity to emerge as a national leader on immigration, help contribute up to $27.5 billion dollars to the state's economy, and lift over 40,000 children out of poverty through One California. One California is a $20 million proposal that helps provide education, outreach, and support to immigrants in CA who are eligible for citizenship or relief from deportation.

SIGN THE PLEDGE: Don’t buy Nestlé bottled water

Despite delivering over 515,00 petition signatures (including 175,000 from Courage Campaign members) and national headline-making protests at bottling plants in Sacramento and Los Angeles, Nestlé has shown ZERO interest in stopping their egregious bottling operations in California. And now we're going to hit them where it counts -- their financial bottom line. Join us!

Demand that Wal-Mart stop bottling water from drought-stricken CA!

While Californians are doing their part to reduce their water consumption, Wal-Mart is out there making a huge profit off of the little water the state has left. With a recent report showing that California only has enough water to last the state one more year, it is time for corporations to stop bottling its water before it's too late.

Tell CA Gov. Brown: Stop Big Oil from poisoning our crops with toxic wastewater

The Los Angeles Times just exposed that California farmers are using oil-contaminated wastewater to grow a portion of our nation’s crops. And the oil industry is making MILLIONS of dollars in profits in return. Meanwhile, the American public has been eating potentially toxic crops. We have to stop this NOW before it’s too late!

Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Take bold action to overhaul our broken water system

California is facing a drought of historic proportions, and while individuals are being forced to reduce their water usage, big industries are pumping more groundwater than our state can supply. We need a 21st Century water system that adapts to the realities of climate change and is in harmony with nature, farmers, cities, and manufactures.

Demand that Nestlé stop bottling CA’s water during drought!

California is facing a drought of historic proportions and while individuals are being forced to reduce their water usage, Nestlé is bottling the scarce resource straight from the heart of California’s drought and selling it for profit. With a recent report showing that California only has enough water to last the state one more year, we must put an end to this madness at Nestlé before it’s too late. Join us!

EMERGENCY PETITION: Tell Gov. Brown to halt fracking in CA NOW!

New reports show that Gov. Brown's appointed regulators have been allowing the oil industry to inject TOXIC wastewater into CA’s fragile water supply. In response, Courage Campaign and over 150 organizations filed a legal petition with the state to demand an immediate halt on fracking, which requires Governor Brown’s response by March 26th. Join us and become a co-signer of our emergency legal petition to the governor!

Tell Sacramento: Pay Homecare Workers the Overtime they Deserve

Homecare workers have waited 76 years to receive the federal labor protections that most workers take for granted. Last year, CA passed a budget to allow homecare workers to receive overtime pay. However, the state has since delayed its implementation. Join us to stand with homecare workers and demand our state leaders grant them the overtime pay they were promised. These are some of the hardest working Californians in some of the most challenging jobs around. They deserve every penny.

Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Make Higher Education FREE in California

Nothing is more vital to rebuilding a thriving economy in California than access to affordable higher education. Our state's investment in higher education was central to building the 8th largest economy in the world, but today, our visionary higher education system -- revered by generations of Californians -- is on the brink of extinction. Join us to call on Gov. Brown to stop the downward spiral, honor his father’s legacy, and articulate a renewed vision for higher education in California.

Demand that Alabama’s anti-gay judges be held accountable!

Alabama just became the 37th marriage equality state. BUT in flagrant defiance of federal law, Chief Justice Moore ordered county judges to illegally deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and many complied. Join us to demand that ALL couples have the right to marry in Alabama!

Tell Gov. Brown: Ban fracking in California NOW!

The largest rally against fracking in California history is coming up on February 7th: The March for Real Climate Leadership. Whether or not you can join us in person, we need you to sign the petition demanding Governor Jerry Brown end the toxic and dangerous practice fracking in California now, so we can deliver your demands right to his doorstep in Oakland! Last month, New York's governor took an historic step by completely outlawing fracking – now it's California's turn. THIS is a game-changing moment for the climate movement in California. Join us!

Tell the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Money is not speech. Corporations are not people!

On Wednesday the 21st, thousands of Courage Campaign members and activists are rallying in cities across the country to mark the anniversary of the death of our democracy since the disastrous "Citizens United" decision. And we're targeting one of the worst dark money culprits in our post-Citizens United democracy -- the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- JOIN US!

Tell the CA Supreme Court: Give CA voters the opportunity to overturn Citizens United!

It's been five years since the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision. A decision that has taken our democracy away from the people and handed it over to billionaires and corporations. Hundreds of Courage Campaign members and activists are demanding that Prop 49 be put back on the ballot in California in 2016 -- to allow California voters to decide whether the U.S. Congress and California Legislature should approve a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. JOIN US!

Tell Kaiser CEO: Stop putting patients’ lives in danger!

Kaiser Permanente -- California’s largest health insurer -- CONTINUES to willfully put the lives of mental health patients at risk by not providing timely care. And Kaiser's workers have had enough! After exhausting every tactic, 3,000 mental health workers -- represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers -- are going on strike! And we need to have their backs, JOIN US!

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Make a tax-deductible donation to Courage Campaign Institute so we can continue to fight for a more progressive California and country. We exist because folks like you have the courage to care and to fight. We combine the voices of many, speaking truth to power with one voice and demanding bold leadership to solve our nation's challenges. Your contribution will help us continue this vital work!

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