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!
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!
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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Are you ready to vote on November 4th? Check out our Progressive Voter Guide to learn what California's most trusted progressive organizations think about each of the SIX measures on this election's ballot. We encourage you to print it out and take it to the polls with you on Nov. 4th! Please share it with your friends!
The Federal Communications Commission is currently debating whether or not to ensure equal access to the internet and the decision could rest on California's shoulders. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has a major vote coming up that will have a significant impact on the FCC’s ultimate decision on Net Neutrality for the nation. Californians need to come together to help secure the CPUC’s support for Net Neutrality.
We did it! After a long, hard year of fighting, Google, Facebook and Yelp cut their ties with the extreme right-wing group ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council). But internet giants eBay, AOL, and Expedia continue to contribute to ALEC's extremist agenda! If major corporations like Google, Microsoft, Yelp, Facebook and Yahoo had the courage to drop ALEC, then eBay, AOL, and Expedia should have the guts to follow suit. Join us to keep up the pressure on these companies to say NO to ALEC!
Kaiser has admitted guilt and now faces a near record-breaking fine of $4 million for willfully putting the lives of thousands of mental health patients at risk by not providing timely care. But Kaiser still refuses to staff their mental health departments sufficiently enough to handle the overflow of cases. We must ask Gov. Brown to stand up for mental health patients in need of timely treatment, and ensure that Kaiser Permanente makes patient care its number one priority.
Everything we suspected about the relationship between PG&E and their regulator is true. A string of emails just released reveal inappropriate, unethical and dangerous back-channel communications between PG&E and the CPUC in the continuing legal fallout over the 2010 San Bruno gas explosion that killed 8 people and destroyed 38 homes. We must stand together to hold CPUC and PG&E accountable for their incestuous relationship and demand justice for the victims of San Bruno!