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  Gun Safety NOW · [email protected]
June 24, 2022 at 3:03 PM

SIGN: Red flag laws save lives!

Congress is considering cutting red flag provisions from the gun safety bill. Friend, A new study shows that California's red flag law may have prevented as many as 58 mass shootings since it was initiated in 2016.(1) Red flag laws save lives. So why is the Senate considering cutting the…
  Abortion Care Not Cuffs · [email protected]
June 21, 2022 at 7:35 PM

SIGN: Tell Google to protect abortion seekers and delete their location data!

Companies like Google are putting people seeking abortions at increased risk of criminalization. Friend, When the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, people who want abortions will need to travel to states like California, where abortion will still be protected. But anti-abortion state…
  January 6 ALERT · [email protected]
June 18, 2022 at 6:39 PM

How we defeat the Big Lie

Republican legislatures are leaning into the Big Lie to strangle voting rights. Dear Friend, The January 6 commission is laying out in stark relief how deep the Big Lie of election fraud goes. Witness after witness has proven that there is just no evidence of votes stolen from Donald Tru…
  Lindsay West, Courage California · [email protected]
June 15, 2022 at 3:21 PM

This is not good. Really, really not good.

If we don’t make up our budget shortfall right now, we won’t have the resources we need to win. Dear Friend, My name is Lindsay West, and I’m the Operations Director at Courage California. You don’t usually hear from me. I stay behind the scenes, managing the budget and payroll and keepi…
  Courageous Voter ALERT · [email protected]
June 14, 2022 at 7:47 PM

[[100% MATCH]] Our sure-fire tactic for defeating election disinformation

The Big Lie is threatening elections. Dear Friend, The January 6 hearings are proving an incontrovertible point: The idea that the 2020 election was fraudulent is alive and well. Voters are being fed disinformation on a regular basis -- lies about where and how they can vote and even if …
  Courageous Voter ALERT · [email protected]
June 13, 2022 at 7:15 PM

GOP recruiting an “army” to challenge election results

It has never been more important to elect representatives who are willing to defend our democracy against this slow-moving coup directly tied to the January 6 insurrection. Dear Friend, The GOP plan to take the House and the Senate in November has leaked, and it’s terrifying. Republicans…
  Show Your Courage · [email protected]
June 12, 2022 at 4:12 PM

This could be the last fundraising email

I know you hate getting emails asking for money. Dear Friend, I know you hate getting emails asking for money. I hate writing them. However, Courage California’s people-powered campaigns are only made possible because we don’t have corporate sponsorship -- our members donate to keep us g…
  Show Your Courage · [email protected]
June 11, 2022 at 4:11 PM

DOUBLE your impact for Courage California!

We rely on small donations to keep the lights on at Courage California. Dear Friend, When I took over as Executive Director of Courage California two years ago, I came with a vision to turn the organization into the political hub and home for the millions of progressives fighting for a b…
  CA Early Primary Election Results · [email protected]
June 9, 2022 at 4:48 PM

What we know and what we still need to learn about June 7

Early results from the June 7 primary elections are in, and a significant percentage of ballots still need to be counted. Friend, Early results from the June 7 primary elections are in, and a significant percentage of ballots still need to be counted. Here’s what we know so far, and wha…
  Gun Safety Alert · [email protected]
June 4, 2022 at 5:36 PM

Dianne Feinstein must act

The filibuster has blocked gun safety over and over. Dear Friend, Right now, a bipartisan group of senators is discussing gun safety reform in the wake of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.(1) But unless the Senate votes to end the filibuster, the chance of passing meaningful gun legisl…
  Stop Louis DeJoy · [email protected]
May 29, 2022 at 9:30 PM

DeJoy’s plan to ruin the post office in hyperdrive

Louis DeJoy is pushing forward with plans to close mail centers. Dear Friend, BREAKING: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy just announced plans to close dozens of mail processing centers across the country.(1) DeJoy is going to slow the mail and put thousands of people out of work just as he…
  Gun Violence Alert · [email protected]
May 27, 2022 at 5:52 PM

UPDATE: Sign our petition re: gun safety

Our hearts hold a depth of sadness and rage. Friend -- The Senate has formed a working group for gun safety legislation, and we must keep the pressure on so that our senators don't give up on protecting our children. Sign our petition calling on the Senate to pass gun safety bills now! …
  Gun Violence Alert · [email protected]
May 25, 2022 at 10:07 PM

Sign our petition re: gun safety

Our hearts hold a depth of sadness and rage. Friend, Here we are again. As victims from Buffalo, NY, and Laguna Woods, CA, are still being mourned, the death toll from gun violence in the United States has risen yet again. Our hearts continue to hold an all too familiar depth of sadness …
  Stop Fox News · [email protected]
May 22, 2022 at 12:01 PM

400 instances of hate speech

Carlson trafficks in stoking fear and anger. Dear Friend, Tucker Carlson once said, “I lie if I’m cornered or something. I lie.”(1) He is certainly lying now. Confronted with his culpability in spreading racist, hateful “replacement” rhetoric to his millions of viewers, Carlson is saying…
  Stop Amazon Now · [email protected]
May 18, 2022 at 6:58 PM

SIGN: Amazon shareholders can change the world

Amazon has paid just 5% in taxes the last four years. Friend, Inflation continues to trouble working families, costing the average household an extra $341 a month.(1) And Amazon is partly to blame. Billion-dollar corporations, including the mega retailer, are directly responsible for exp…
  Stop Fox News ! · [email protected]
May 16, 2022 at 10:09 PM

SIGN: Shut down Tucker Carlson NOW

Fox "News" must be taken off the air to prevent more violence. Friend, Just before shooting 10 people in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, NY, on Saturday, Payton Gendron posted a 180-page violent, white supremacist manifesto online.(1) Gendron's deadly rampage was fueled by…
  Roe v. Wade Alert · [email protected]
May 12, 2022 at 2:27 PM

Mitch McConnell floats NATIONWIDE abortion ban

The Supreme Court has voted to fully overturn Roe v. Wade and end the constitutional right to abortion, according to a leaked copy of the opinion. Dear Friend, With the Supreme Court on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade, the anti-abortion movement has already announced that they will …
  Roe v. Wade Alert · [email protected]
May 11, 2022 at 9:44 PM

JOIN the biggest abortion rights rally ever

We need to fight back against the Supreme Court's decision. Dear Friend, The Supreme Court is on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade. The Senate just voted down the Women's Health Protection Act, which would have codified abortion protections nationwide.(1) And Senate Majority Leader M…
  Amber Washington, Courage California · [email protected]
May 10, 2022 at 11:29 PM

SAVE THE DATE: "Courageous Voices, One Movement"

Join us this fall for an annual fundraiser benefitting Courage California Dear Friend, Join us on September 14 at 5:30 pm PST for a virtual fundraiser benefitting Courage California. Your support will help deliver victories in this year's general election. We look forward to your attenda…
  Roe v. Wade Alert · [email protected]
May 10, 2022 at 5:32 PM

URGENT: Sign to tell Collins and Murkowski to vote for Roe v. Wade TOMORROW

Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski claim to support abortion rights. Now's the time to prove it. Friend, For years, Republican Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have claimed to be for abortion rights. They have won reelection on the strength of pro-choice voters who trusted them to…
  Big Pharma ALERT · [email protected]
May 8, 2022 at 3:14 PM

SIGN NOW: Congress needs to rein in Big Pharma

This year, 112,000 retirees will die from not being able to afford their medications. Friend -- Did you see our email from last week? We need to rein in Big Pharma and stop seniors from suffering under exhorbitant prescription prices. Tell Congress to stop ballooning prescription drug pr…
  Stop Kevin McCarthy · [email protected]
May 6, 2022 at 5:47 PM

Katie Porter under attack

Kevin McCarthy's Super PAC just bought in TV ads targeting House Democrats including Katie Porter and Mike Levin Dear Friend, A Republican super PAC aligned with Kevin McCarthy just bought $125 million in TV ads to attack House Democrats like Katie Porter and Mike Levin in an effort to t…
  Roe v. Wade Alert (via Courage California) · [email protected]
May 3, 2022 at 8:59 PM

The Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. What now?

The Supreme Court has voted to fully overturn Roe v. Wade and end the constitutional right to abortion, according to a leaked copy of the opinion. Dear Friend, Last night, news broke that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, opening the door for abortion to be banned in 2…
  Breaking Supreme Court News (via Courage California) · [email protected]
May 3, 2022 at 4:31 AM

Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court has voted to fully overturn Roe v. Wade and end the constitutional right to abortion, according to a leaked copy of the opinion. Dear Friend, The Supreme Court has voted to fully overturn Roe v. Wade and end the constitutional right to abortion, according to a leaked co…
  Stop Fox News · [email protected]
April 30, 2022 at 4:16 PM

Tucker Carlson: No aid to Ukraine

Former president Barack Obama is joining the call. Dear Friend, More than 150,000 people have joined our call to take Fox "News" off cable, and now former president Barack Obama is joining the call against disinformation as well. In a speech, President Obama talked about the problem wit…
  Big Pharma ALERT · [email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 6:32 PM

SIGN NOW: Congress must rein in Big Pharma

This year, 112,000 retirees will die from not being able to afford their medications. Friend, Billion-dollar pharmaceutical corporations have been jacking up prices, hitting people 65 and older the hardest. Prescription drug prices for the most common conditions suffered by seniors have …
  Irene Kao, Courage California · [email protected]
April 27, 2022 at 8:08 PM

This is news you can use

Welcome to our newsletter! A Note From Executive Director Irene Kao In this newsletter you will get updates on what has been keeping our team busy in 2022, and also information about our annual Voter Guide to help you in adv…
  Stop Fox News · [email protected]
April 26, 2022 at 4:24 PM

President Obama sounds the alarm about Fox "News"

Former president Barack Obama is joining the call. Dear Friend, More than 150,000 people have joined our call to take Fox "News" off cable, and now former president Barack Obama is joining the call against disinformation as well. In a speech, President Obama talked about the problem wit…
  Stop Amazon · [email protected]
April 24, 2022 at 7:36 PM

You are paying for Amazon’s misdeeds

Amazon will hit sellers with a 5% surcharge starting next week. Dear Friend, Amazon has announced that it will start charging third-party sellers an extra 5% starting next week -- an unreasonable “fuel and inflation" surcharge that will be passed on to us.(1) This price jump comes just a…
  Stop Fox News · [email protected]
April 7, 2022 at 5:46 PM

WTF, Tucker Carlson?!

Tucker Carlson’s lies about Ukraine are horrifying. Dear Friend, As Congress and President Biden grapple with how to help the Ukrainian people defend themselves against Russian atrocities, Fox “News" pundit Tucker Carlson is spreading pro-Russia propaganda to turn public opinion against …
  Irene Kao, Courage California · [email protected]agecampaign.org
April 6, 2022 at 3:16 PM

SIGN: Billionaires must pay their fair share!

Billionaires are taking advantage of us. Dear Friend, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that working families are cutting back on essentials as inflation runs rampant.(1) As families try to get by on lower-quality food and fewer diapers for our children, the picture for the United Sta…
  Protect Workers' Rights · [email protected]
March 30, 2022 at 10:42 PM

SIGN: Starbucks must be allowed to unionize!

The coffee powerhouse is putting money into trying to stop the union effort. Dear Friend, Starbucks’ profits increased by 31% at the end of 2021.(1) Employees, however, aren’t seeing any of that profit come their way. Instead, average wages increased by one cent in the last month.(2) An…
  Courage at the Polls · [email protected]
March 26, 2022 at 3:06 PM

Democrats can't hold the House, unless . . .

To keep control of Congress, Democrats need to win big in the Central Valley and Orange County. Dear Friend, Election experts are predicting a red wave in the 2022 midterms, with the GOP winning control of the House and even the Senate -- an utter nightmare for all the progressive cause…
  Fire Louis DeJoy · [email protected]
March 23, 2022 at 7:27 PM

SIGN: No gas guzzlers for the USPS!

Louis DeJoy’s gas guzzling trucks are going to pollute the environment. Dear Friend, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is barreling ahead with his plan to spend $11.3 billion on a new fleet of 165,000 gas-guzzling mail delivery trucks that will stay on the roads for decades.(1) These truck…
  Save USPS · [email protected]
March 14, 2022 at 9:38 PM

VICTORY for the post office!

The Senate just passed this landmark bill. Dear Friend, HUGE NEWS: The Senate has passed the Postal Service Reform Act! Thanks to overwhelming support from you, our Courage California members, and a coalition of millions of people across the country, Congress has funded the U.S. Postal…
  Corporate Abuse ALERT · [email protected]
March 11, 2022 at 7:38 PM

SIGN: Corporations must pay their fair share!

Corporations are posting record profits and not paying taxes on them. Dear Friend, Working families are struggling under skyrocketing gas prices and food costs that have jumped as much as 16% -- while the average wage has only risen one cent in the last month.(1,2) You know who hasn’t fe…
  SCOTUS Alert · [email protected]
March 9, 2022 at 5:26 PM

The racist attacks on Ketanji Brown Jackson begin

The right wing is setting the stage to block Judge Jackson from the Supreme Court. Dear Friend, The right-wing attacks on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson have begun. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said that her nomination to the Supreme Court has “humiliated and degraded” our nation, turning the U…
  Supreme Court ALERT · [email protected]
March 3, 2022 at 10:35 PM

UPDATE: GOP plan to block Biden’s SCOTUS nominee

Now the work begins. Friend -- Confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will begin on March 21, and we need to ensure that the GOP can't shut her down. Sign our petition telling Democratic senators: No holdups on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation! Dear Friend, Fant…
  Save the Post Office · [email protected]
March 2, 2022 at 1:56 AM

You can still view our special USPS event!

Find out how you can save the post office. Dear Friend, Last month, we showed an exclusive sneak peak of The Great Postal Heist and discussed the film with its director, Jay Galione, and postal organizer Ron Williams.  Our panel spoke to how destruction of the post office is a national …
  Supreme Court ALERT · [email protected]
February 25, 2022 at 8:01 PM

The GOP plan to block Biden’s SCOTUS nominee

Now the work begins. Dear Friend, Fantastic news: President Joe Biden has just nominated D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court! Judge Jackson will be the first Black woman on the highest court in the land. She previously worked as a public defender and has spent h…
  Roe v. Wade ALERT · [email protected]
February 23, 2022 at 10:00 PM

ACT NOW: Tell your senator to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act!

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is scheduling a vote on the WHPA next week. Dear Friend, Oklahoma is sending a bill to the governor that would establish a database of pregnant people so that state officials can track and try to deter them from obtaining abortions.(1) You read that c…
  Stop Fox News · [email protected]
February 20, 2022 at 3:16 PM

The momentum is growing: Deplatform Fox News

Fox "News" threatens our health and democracy. It's time to stop the lies. Dear Friend, Truth matters. Tucker Carlson, the most-watched Fox "News" host, just had a guest on who compared COVID-19 vaccinations to Nazi experiments and claimed the FDA was using the vaccine as a way to collec…
  Stop Citizens United · [email protected]
February 15, 2022 at 6:36 PM

Petition: Get foreign money out of U.S. elections

This Citizens United loophole helped foreign lobbyists buy millions of dollars of direct access to American politicians. Dear Friend, Donald Trump crony Igor Fruman was just sentenced to a year in prison for helping to funnel more than $1 million from powerful businessmen from Ukraine an…
  Save the Post Office · [email protected]
February 11, 2022 at 7:50 PM

Register now: Private screening event!

A special event on February 17 Dear Friend -- Our screening event is filling up, so grab your spot now! Click here to register for our special sneak peek of The Great Postal Heist on February 17. Dear Friend, The U.S. Postal Service is one of our nation's oldest institutions, and it's …
  Stop Fox News · [email protected]
February 9, 2022 at 8:51 PM

Act now: Robert Reich calls on Comcast to stop supporting Fox News

Fox News is a major reason why we’re still dealing with COVID-19. Dear Friend, Dan Bongino had nearly one million YouTube followers when the platform permanently banned him last month for spreading COVID-19 disinformation.(1) But Bongino still has his own show on Fox News. So does Tucker…
  Supreme Court ALERT · [email protected]
February 7, 2022 at 11:35 PM

SIGN: We need a progressive Black woman on the Supreme Court!

The yet-to-be-named SCOTUS nominee is already at risk. Dear Friend, Biden hasn’t even named his Supreme Court choice yet, but Republicans -- including Senator Mitch McConnell, Tucker Carlson, and Representative Lauren Boebert -- are already attacking Biden’s nominee as radical and unqual…
  Save the Post Office · [email protected]
February 5, 2022 at 5:15 PM

Register today: Private screening event!

A special event on February 17 Dear Friend, The U.S. Postal Service is one of our nation's oldest institutions, and it's a lynchpin of our communities -- allowing us to communicate with one another affordably, vote from our homes, and receive necessary supplies. But if privatizers in Co…
  Fire DeJoy via Courage California · [email protected]
February 4, 2022 at 2:58 PM

Louis DeJoy’s newest ally

The narrative around Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is changing. Dear Friend, The narrative around Trump's Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is changing, and it's not good for our country's oldest service. Despite a dismal on-time mail rate and a thoroughly burned out workforce, media…
  Protect the Post Office! · [email protected]
January 25, 2022 at 6:14 PM

The abuse of the post office ramps up

Postal workers are rallying to save the post office. Dear Friend, The Board of Governors overseeing the U.S. Postal Service just acted to solidify Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s position, and workers are fighting back. Postal employees gathered in the cold outside USPS headquarters to …
  Senate Emergency · [email protected]
January 20, 2022 at 9:27 PM

Biden: "What are Republicans for?"

The GOP just blocked voting rights. Dear Friend, Last night, the Republican party filibustered a bill to protect the voting rights of millions of people. And then Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema sided with the GOP.(1) President Joe Biden -- and the vast majority of voters -- want…