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2021 Election ALERT · [email protected]
October 25, 2021 at 7:22 PM

Virginia could use some Courage right now

We must keep this state Blue. Friend -- Did you see our email last week? We have just days to help keep Virginia blue, and we need all hands on deck. Will you help? Click here to sign up for a virtual phone bank with New Virginia Majority. Dear Friend, One of our progressive movement's …
2021 Election ALERT · [email protected]
October 16, 2021 at 5:17 PM

Virginia is in need of some Courage right now

We must keep this state Blue. Dear Friend, One of our progressive movement's biggest victories of the last decade was turning Virginia blue -- but Democrats are at risk of losing the governorship and control of the legislature's House of Delegates. Former Governor Terry McCauliffe is run…
Hold Them Accountable · [email protected]
September 29, 2021 at 6:11 PM

Our legislature blew it

The legislature let us down this year. Friend, California elected a Democratic supermajority in the state legislature last November, setting up a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fulfill progressive values we’ve been fighting for. And then our legislature completely squandered that op…
Irene Kao, Courage California · [email protected]
September 27, 2021 at 8:42 PM

The results are in! Celebrate with us

We defeated the recall! Now let's celebrate. Friend -- I want to make sure you saw this invitation. We hope to see you on Wednesday! Click here to RSVP for a virtual post-Recall celebration especially for our Courage California members. Drag queen activist Lil Miss Hot Mess will MC the c…
Irene Kao, Courage California · [email protected]
September 24, 2021 at 7:16 PM

CALL ALERT: Stop Joe Manchin from tanking the budget

We have just days to convince the Senate to pass a progressive budget. Dear Friend, The $3.5 trillion budget plan being negotiated in Congress right now has some of the most progressive steps forward in a generation: Universal pre-K and a childcare benefit for working families Tuition-…
Stop Amazon · [email protected]
September 21, 2021 at 4:57 PM

Amazon is out of control

Amazon is planning on hiring 125,000 new workers. Friend, Amazon has just announced plans to hire a staggering 125,000 more workers, mostly in warehouses.(1) And depending on Governor Gavin Newsom’s actions over the next few weeks, the new employees in California could be protected from …
Irene Kao, Courage California · [email protected]
September 15, 2021 at 9:45 PM

The results are in!

We defeated the recall! Now let's celebrate. Dear Friend, We defeated the recall! As of this morning, the count shows that 42% of eligible voters voted in the election, and 64% said No to the Recall. This is a win for California, and it’s time to celebrate the power of our vote! Click he…
Irene Kao, Courage California · [email protected]
September 14, 2021 at 8:56 PM

From the desk of the Executive Director

The Recall election has never just been about Governor Gavin Newsom. Dear Friend, Today is Recall election day. We will hear early election results tonight, and we'll likely know the outcome of this election in a matter of days. The Recall election has never just been about Governor Gavi…
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
September 9, 2021 at 6:58 PM

We have just days left

We must defeat this Recall. Friend, The Washington Post just published a list of the biggest lies that right-wing extremist Larry Elder has told to win the Recall campaign, and it’s jaw-dropping.(1) He has repeated the Big Lie that the 2020 election was fraudulent. He says kids are immu…
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
September 2, 2021 at 10:46 PM

Our anti-Recall strategy is working

We have just 12 days. Friend, With just 12 days to go, about 1 in 4 voters have returned their Recall ballots.(1) If we are going to defeat the Recall, we need turnout to be a lot higher. But so far, the messaging about the election is just not speaking to younger generations and people …
Stop Nestlé · [email protected]
August 28, 2021 at 3:06 PM

58 million gallons of water, gone

The climate crisis is being worsened by bottled water. Friend, The latest UN-organized climate report is shocking: We are no longer facing a pending climate crisis. It’s already here. According to the world’s best research, we are not going to avoid the 1.5 degrees Celsius limit the Pari…
Jay Chotirmal, Courage California · [email protected]
August 27, 2021 at 7:02 PM

Can you volunteer to defeat the Recall?

We need just a few minutes of your time. Dear Friend, Today's headline says it all, "Latest Polls Show Newsom Recall Is Too Close to Call."(1) This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. We cannot let an extremist Republican become the governor of California next month. Click here to sign up to…
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
August 26, 2021 at 5:13 PM

UPDATE: The anti-Recall strategy that works

We’re targeting the exact voters we need to win. Friend -- The response to our social media campaign targeting unlikely voters has been outstanding, and we want to make sure we reach as many people as possible. Will you chip in $5 to help expand put our social media images and videos in …
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
August 24, 2021 at 4:33 PM

Their anti-Recall strategy isn't working. Here’s what will.

We’re targeting the exact voters we need to win. Friend, FiveThirtyEight’s analysis of recent polls shows that 48.8% of voters are against the recall, and 47.6% are for it.(1) Republican Larry Elder has a solid, double-digit lead ahead of the rest of the Recall candidate field. If the el…
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
August 21, 2021 at 3:06 PM

Their anti-Recall strategy is not working. Here’s what will.

We’re targeting the exact voters we need to win. Friend, FiveThirtyEight’s analysis of recent polls shows that 48.8% of voters are against the recall, and 47.6% are for it.(1) Republican Larry Elder has a solid, double-digit lead ahead of the rest of the Recall candidate field. If the el…
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
August 17, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Don’t let this conspiracy theorist become governor of California

Larry Elder is going to lead us into the worst COVID outbreak ever. Friend, Right-wing talk radio host Larry Elder is one of the most dangerous COVID-19 conspiracy theorists in California. And he’s on the verge of becoming the next governor of the largest state in the union.(1) Elder h…
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
August 15, 2021 at 4:52 PM

We’ve got just one month to stop the recall

We’re running ads to motivate voters and stop the right-wing recall. Friend, The Recall polls are showing it's a toss up regarding whether Gavin Newsom will be replaced next month.(1) It’s going to come down to voter turnout, and our problem is that Republicans are WAY more motivated to…
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
August 7, 2021 at 3:06 PM

This conspiracy theorist is close to replacing Gov. Newsom

Larry Elder is going to lead us into the worst COVID outbreak ever. Friend, In the middle of a surge of the ultra-contagious, deadly Delta variant of the coronavirus, Larry Elder sent this tweet: This would be ludicrous, except for one thing: Talk-show host Elder is the leading candida…
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
August 4, 2021 at 4:30 PM

This conspiracy theorist is close to replacing Gavin Newsom

Larry Elder is going to lead us into the worst COVID outbreak ever. Friend, In the middle of a surge of the ultra-contagious, deadly Delta variant of the coronavirus, Larry Elder sent this tweet: This would be ludicrous, except for one thing: Talk-show host Elder is the leading candida…
End the Filibuster · [email protected]
August 3, 2021 at 6:44 PM

Dianne Feinstein, do you get it now?

This is a five-alarm fire for our democracy Friend, Last week, Capitol Police officers shared harrowing testimony of how white supremacists were “sent by Trump” to attack the U.S. Capitol and prevent the peaceful transfer of power on January 6. But most Republicans refused to listen to t…
Molly Watson, Courage California · [email protected]
July 28, 2021 at 12:34 AM

Last Call: A special evening with courageous friends

Join our exclusive event on July 29! Dear Friend, Last call!! Our annual virtual fundraiser is on Thursday at 5:30 pm PST. If you haven't gotten your tickets, please register HERE now. The cost of your ticket goes towards supporting our work to mobilize voters to defeat the September 14…
End the Filibuster · [email protected]
July 23, 2021 at 12:57 AM

You cannot be serious, Dianne Feinstein

Sen. Feinstein issues a faint sign she might vote to end the filibuster. Friend, Last month, Dianne Feinstein said that she would only support ending the filibuster "if democracy were in jeopardy … and I don't see it being in jeopardy right now."(1) Unbelievable. But now, after months of…
LisaMarie Betancourt, Courage California · [email protected]
July 20, 2021 at 11:44 PM

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Calling all courageous storytellers

There's still time to submit! Friend, Have you submitted your story of courage?  Send your 1 minute video by July 24th for a chance to be featured in our event The Power of Courage. See the email below for more details! -- LisaMarie Friend, Is there a time where you had to act courageo…
Stop Nestlé · [email protected]
July 17, 2021 at 8:48 PM

California is in severe drought. Nestlé is STILL taking our water.

California is in a brutal drought but Nestlé is STILL taking millions of gallons of water. Friend, California is suffering through a severe drought. Wildfires have already destroyed three times more land than was burned by this point in last year's record-setting season. Governor Gavin N…
LisaMarie Betancourt, Courage California · [email protected]
July 17, 2021 at 1:12 AM

Submit your “Story of Courage”

What advice would you give to others about being courageous? Friend, Is there a time where you had to act courageously? What advice would you give to others about being courageous? What we do now in California matters -- in the aftermath of the racial justice uprisings and the January …
Molly Watson, Courage California · [email protected]
July 8, 2021 at 7:45 PM

INVITATION: A special evening with progressive warriors

Join our exclusive event with Dolores Huerta on July 29! Dear Friend, Register now to join us for “The Power of Courage,” a conversation with activists Dolores Huerta, Nadya Okamoto, and Aria Sa'id on July 29, at 5:30 pm, a fundraising event to benefit Courage California! We will be spea…
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
July 6, 2021 at 4:05 PM

The extremist GOP plan to win the Recall

The Recall movement has a plan to scare away voters. Friend, The date of the Recall has been announced! Voters will go to the polls on September 14, which is right around the corner. Republicans are getting desperate, and so they’re resorting to what they do best: voter suppression. They…
Stop Nestlé · [email protected]
July 3, 2021 at 7:53 PM

California is going to run dry

We need to protect the San Bernardino Forest. Friend, The new owner of Nestlé’s water operation, BlueTriton Brands, is snapping up water rights across the country. In states like Arkansas, Colorado, and Florida, BlueTriton is securing permits previously held by Nestlé so it can continue …
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
July 1, 2021 at 10:27 PM

The extreme right-wing plan to win the Recall

The Recall movement has a plan to scare away voters. Friend, The date of the Recall has been announced! Voters will go to the polls on September 14, which is right around the corner. Republicans are getting desperate, and so they’re resorting to what they do best: voter suppression. They…
Stop Nestlé · [email protected]
June 26, 2021 at 5:53 PM

California is running dry

We need to protect the San Bernardino Forest. Friend, The new owner of Nestlé’s water operation, BlueTriton Brands, is snapping up water rights across the country. In states like Arkansas, Colorado, and Florida, BlueTriton is securing permits previously held by Nestlé so it can continue …
Protect our Democracy · [email protected]
June 24, 2021 at 3:52 PM

Republicans’ massive power grab

Our senior senator sat back and watched the Senate kill voting rights. Friend, Senate Republicans have filibustered S. 1, the For the People Act, the landmark voting rights legislation already passed by the House that would overrule almost 400 voter suppression bills that are sweeping th…
Hold Feinstein Accountable · [email protected]
June 17, 2021 at 8:45 PM

Did you read the Chronicle this morning?

Dianne Feinstein needs to step up or step down. Friend, Senator Dianne Feinstein just told Forbes, “If democracy were in jeopardy, I would want to protect it. I don’t see it being in jeopardy right now.”(1) Seriously?! Mitch McConnell is holding the Senate hostage with the filibuster, s…
Stop Amazon · [email protected]
June 16, 2021 at 2:43 PM

Call out Amazon for its terrible behavior

The world needs to know how bad Amazon is. Dear Friend, Amazon’s profits increased 200 percent during the pandemic, and the company is using that money in part to expand its reach into every aspect of our lives.(1) There are 250,000 more employees working for Amazon than there were in Fe…
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
June 12, 2021 at 3:06 PM

Could the Central Valley and Inland Empire take Newsom down?

New polls reveal that Newsom is showing serious weaknesses. Friend, We could be headed for disaster. National Republican groups are pouring millions of dollars into the effort to smear and recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, and the Sacramento Bee is warning that the GOP has “a real shot at kicki…
Stop Nestlé · [email protected]
June 10, 2021 at 10:33 PM

Wildfires are coming, but Nestlé is still taking our water

BlueTriton Brands is still taking water out of San Bernardino Valley. Friend, More than a month after the California State Water Resources Control Board ordered BlueTriton Brands -- formerly Nestlé -- to stop taking water out of the San Bernardino forests, the company is still draining t…
Irene Kao, Courage California · [email protected]
June 9, 2021 at 7:19 PM

URGENT: No new water permit for Nestlé!

We're running out of time to stop Nestlé from stealing our water. Dear Friend -- The U.S. Forest Service is on the verge of making a decision of whether to re-approve Nestlé's San Bernardino water permit for its spin-off company, BlueTriton Brands. We have just over 40,000 petition signe…
Stop Amazon · [email protected]
June 5, 2021 at 3:07 PM

Amazon admits it hurts its workers

Amazon has gotten further out of control. Friend, People inside and outside Amazon have been demanding more protections for workers. And after Amazon was cited for using unlawful worker practices -- including implementing production standards that cause injuries and delivery requirements…
Stop Nestlé · [email protected]
May 29, 2021 at 3:05 PM

We’re ramping up our campaign to save California’s water

A shady megacorporation is trying to siphon away California’s water. Here’s how we’re fighting back. Friend, California is experiencing an extreme water crisis -- and megacorporations like Nestlé have made the drought crisis even worse by siphoning away the little water the state has. …
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
May 25, 2021 at 8:16 PM

Newsom is in trouble

The media circus has begun. Friend, Gov. Gavin Newsom is in trouble. A new poll shows that just under 49% oppose his recall, and 15% remain undecided.(1) And now a new frontrunner has emerged with Trump support -- former San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer. If a majority of voters don’t reje…
Irene Kao, Courage California · [email protected]
May 24, 2021 at 9:13 PM

SIGN: No new water permit for Nestlé!

We have a chance to stop Nestlé from stealing our water. Dear Friend, We just had a huge development in our fight to stop Nestlé from stealing California’s water. Staff of the state’s water resources board said the company's spin-off that now bottles Arrowhead brand, BlueTriton Brands, …
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
May 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Newsom’s in trouble

The media circus has begun. Friend, Gov. Gavin Newsom is in trouble. A new poll shows that just under 49% oppose his recall, and 15% remain undecided.(1) And now a new frontrunner has emerged with Trump support -- former San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer. If a majority of voters don’t reje…
Irene Kao, Courage California · [email protected]
May 19, 2021 at 10:43 PM

SIGN: No new water permit for Nestlé's spin-off!

We have a chance to stop Nestlé from stealing our water. Dear Friend, We just had a huge development in our fight to stop Nestlé from stealing California’s water. Staff of the state’s water resources board said the company's spin-off that now bottles Arrowhead brand, BlueTriton Brands, …
Dump Tucker Carlson · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 10:16 PM

OMG, Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson is incredibly dangerous. Friend, Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson is now the #1 most-watched host in cable news -- and he’s going to get someone killed.(1) As he’s gained in popularity, Carlson’s racist and anti-science rhetoric has gotten more out of control. Just last…
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
May 6, 2021 at 3:06 PM

It is official, the extremists won

The media circus has begun. Friend, Just hours after the news broke that the Republican Recall campaign officially submitted the signatures required to trigger a recall election, the Sacramento Bee published an op-ed blaming not the right-wing radicals behind the recall, but California G…
Tax Corporations Now · [email protected]
May 5, 2021 at 5:17 PM

SIGN: Pass Biden's Made in America Tax Plan

This plan should pass NOW. Friend, While most of us struggled during the pandemic, 45 of the 50 biggest corporations -- like Amazon, Cisco, and AT&T -- turned big profits.(1) Where did the cash go? Not their employees. The majority of these big companies laid off workers during the p…
Irene Kao, Courage California · [email protected]
May 1, 2021 at 9:23 PM

Elon Musk is fooling everyone

Elon Musk has thus far escaped the public spotlight for putting his workers at risk during COVID-19. Dear, In November 2015, Donald Trump hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL) giving him a platform to promote his presidential campaign, joke about his plan to build a wall between the United S…
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
April 28, 2021 at 11:00 PM

It’s official, the extremists won

The media circus has begun. Friend, Just hours after the news broke that the Republican Recall campaign officially submitted the signatures required to trigger a recall election, the Sacramento Bee published an op-ed blaming not the right-wing radicals behind the recall, but California G…
Irene Kao, Courage California · [email protected]
April 21, 2021 at 4:14 AM

What is true justice?

Friend, A jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd. The verdict feels like a partial relief because, too often until now, there have been no consequences for the murders of Black, Indigenous, and brown people at the hands of law enforcement. The…
Say NO to the Recall · [email protected]
April 15, 2021 at 11:08 PM

This is incredibly dangerous

The Recall effort is a movement by the same fringe elements that supported Donald Trump. Friend, What do Mike Huckabee, QAnon conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have in common? They’re all among the key backers of the campaign to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom.(1) The Republ…
End Corporate Donations · [email protected]
April 8, 2021 at 10:55 PM

California can have corporate-free elections

California’s elections are being sold to the highest corporate bidder. Dear, In 2020, Californians went to the polls to decide, among other issues, whether to pass Prop 22 and classify rideshare and delivery gig workers as employees. From the very start, it wasn’t a fair fight. Uber, Lyf…