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California’s Largest Progressive Organization Endorses Slate of Propositions Ahead of the Statewide Midterm Election

Los Angeles —  Courage California announced its endorsements of propositions 1, 28, 30, and 31 – a slate that will positively impact the health of all Californians and make our communities more resilient. The statewide, multi-issue organization and its 1.4 million members, will work from now until election day to ensure voters understand the value of the endorsed propositions and are passed in the November 8 election.   

  • Proposition 1, Right to Reproductive Freedom: Would amend the California State Constitution to prohibit the state from denying or interfering with an individual’s reproductive health decisions, including their right to choose to have an abortion and their right to choose or refuse contraceptives.
  • Proposition 28, Art and Music K-12 Education Funding Initiative: Would require the state to set aside a share of its revenue — likely between $800 million to $1 billion per year — for arts and education classes in public schools.
  • Proposition 30, Clean Cars and Clean Air Act: Would impose a new 1.75% tax on any individual’s income of more than $2 million per year to raise between $3 billion to $4.5 billion annually to fund greenhouse gas reducing initiatives, including zero-emission vehicle incentives and wildfire prevention.
  • Proposition 31, Flavored Tobacco Products Ban Referendum: Would uphold a 2020 law banning the sale of all flavored tobacco products. 

This November, Californians will be voting on transformative ballot propositions that will protect a person’s right to choose on abortion and contraception [Prop 1], address the threats of wildfires, climate change [Prop 30], and Big Tobacco [Prop 31], and dedicate critical funding to arts and music education in public schools [Prop 28]. Courage California is confident that voters will overwhelmingly support the restorative propositions we have endorsed because Californians are committed to making progress, expanding rights, and investing in our communities,” said Irene Kao, Executive Director of Courage California. “Californians need to turnout and vote to protect rights, fund the future, and reaffirm California’s commitment to equity and justice and reject the regressive policies spearheaded by Republican leaders. We will mobilize our members, now through election day, to inform voters statewide of the opportunity to directly set transformative policies that will serve Californians, with our ballots this November.”  

Courage California works with local and statewide partners to campaign in support of endorsed ballot measures that champion community-driven issues and solutions.

Voters can learn more about propositions in Courage California’s 2022 Voter Guide,, starting early October for the November 8 midterm election. 

Courage California, formerly Courage Campaign, works to unite communities organizing for progressive change, fight the forces of corruption, and hold our representatives to account in order to ensure that California’s elected officials act with courage. Our community of members envision California as a model of progressive, equitable, and truly representative democracy that sets the standard for our country.


Angela Chavez