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Not All Power is Equal: How Soft & Hard Power Influences Economic Justice

In 2016, Courage California launched an annual legislative scorecard called Courage Score: The People’s Report Card — a tool designed to help Californians learn about how their elected representatives in the State Assembly and Senate cast their votes on key progressive bills. The scorecard reveals how often legislators stand up for constituents over corporate lobbyists, … Continued

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Download California Recall Explainer

The California Recall Explainer download includes: What a recall is Who is funding the recall Why a recall is happening now Who is running to replace Governor Newsom What is at stake with the recall of Governor Newsom And more… Download Courage California’s explainer of the recall, with a call to action:

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The Corporate-Free Elections Act is coming back next year

Politicians have long been beholden to corporations and their donors rather than their constituents. And here in California, where Democrats have held majorities in the state legislature since 1997, corporations invest in moderate Democrats to hold onto their power. In California, having a “D” next to their name doesn’t mean a legislator is committed to … Continued

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Rise in AAPI Racism: Movements are born of critical connections

People like me and families like mine have experienced anti-Asian racism in the United States for centuries, and especially now with the rise in anti-Asian violence in the last year. The pandemic has become an excuse for people to outwardly direct their racism and hate towards AAPI communities, and it is a painful reminder that there is … Continued

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Stakes are high for California Democratic Party Chair

The California Democratic Party is about to elect its chair for a four-year term, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. The Party Chair is responsible for leading the direction of the Democrats in California. The Chair implements election strategy for nearly 60,000 volunteers, engages California voters, and draws in donors.  There are currently two California … Continued

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This IS America

The tools of government will only take us so far when the government itself has long sanctioned violence against our BIPOC communities. To that end, they have been doing exactly the job they were established to do, protect white interests at all costs.

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Shopping Safely and Locally in 2020

It’s important that we commit to shopping local and stop Amazon from claiming all of the profits during the holiday season. With Courage, We Can #BlackOutBezos and support #SpotLightLocal!

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Change is Not Only Possible, It’s Inevitable

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebratory yet somber time of year. During the first two days of November, families and communities come together to remember, honor, and celebrate those lives who are no longer with us, in their physical form, on earth. You’ll often find oferendas with pictures of … Continued