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2020 Multi-Issue, Down-Ballot Voter Guide Released In California

Courage California’s Multi-Issue Voter Guide Informs Californians How To Vote Their Values In The 2020 General Election 


CALIFORNIA Today, Courage California launched its 2020 General Election Courage California Voter Guide, a first-of-its-kind down-ballot, multi-issue guide detailing recommendations on how to VOTE for a California, and nation, that works for everyone. 

The Courage California Voter Guide aggregates the insights and endorsements of California’s most trusted statewide and regional advocacy groups and organizations to develop multi-issue recommendations for a more representative democracy reflecting the values of Californians, down the ballot.

The 2020 Courage California General Election Voter Guide offers recommendations including:

  • All Congressional, State Senate, and State Assembly races
  • Recommendations for select local races
  • Statewide Ballot Measures
  • Select local Ballot Measures

Courage California’s Primary Election voter guide covered 193 races and propositions — the Courage California General Election Voter Guide covers a total of 253 races and propositions. In addition to expanded coverage, the 2020 General Election Voter Guide is more in-depth, including information to help voters: 

  • understand what their elected officials are responsible for. 
  • understand local priorities and voting patterns in their district.
  • follow the money and understand key financial backers in a race. 
  • identify and break down misinformation around statewide propositions and local ballot measures. 

“California needs a straightforward and trusted resource that provides people with essential information on statewide and local races and propositions. Political power is concentrated in the hands of too few individuals and corporations that do not have the interests of our broader communities in mind. Voters deserve to understand the roles and responsibilities of the various elected offices and how ballot measures will truly affect them and their communities,” said Irene Kao, Executive Director of Courage California. “The 2020 Courage California General Election Voter Guide is the solution for those who want to cut through the misinformation, corporate financed campaigns, and hold our elected officials accountable to the same standards. With Courage, we can elect champions that represent our values and create a democracy that works for all Californians.” 

The Courage California Voter Guide comes ahead of the 2020 General Election on November 3rd. 


The Courage California Voter Guide aggregates the recommendations and endorsements of California’s progressive groups and organizations fighting to protect our democracy.

Organizations consulted include, but are not limited to:

  • 18 Million Rising
  • Advancement Project California
  • AFSCME State Council and local chapters AFSCME 57 and AFSCME 3299
  • Alliance for a Better Community
  • Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Action (ACCE Action)
  • Alliance San Diego Mobilization Fund (ASDMF)
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
  • Bay Rising Action
  • Bend The Arc: Jewish Action
  • Black Women for Wellness Action Project
  • California Calls
  • California Domestic Worker Coalition
  • CA Labor Federation
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • California Progressive Alliance
  • Californians for Safety and Justice
  • Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund
  • California Donor Table
  • California Environmental Justice Alliance Action
  • California Immigrant Policy Center
  • California Nurses Association (CNA)
  • California Teachers Association (CTA)
  • California Women’s List
  • CAUSE Action Fund
  • CHIRLA Action Fund
  • Communities for a New California (CNC)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Council of American-Islamic Relations Action
  • Courageous Resistance of the Desert
  • Democratic Socialists of America
  • Emily’s List
  • Ground Game LA
  • IE United
  • Indivisible local chapters including CA 39 and OC 48
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • NARAL Pro-Choice California
  • Orange County Civic Engagement Table Action
  • Our Revolution
  • PICO CA Action
  • Planned Parenthood
  • PolicyLink
  • Progressive Democrats of America
  • Public Advocates
  • Richmond Progressive Alliance
  • SEIU California
  • San Francisco Rising Action
  • Sierra Club CA
  • Silicon Valley Rising
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • Sunrise Movement
  • The Working Families Party
  • Ultraviolet Action
  • United Domestic Workers
  • United Farm Workers of America
  • United Food & Commercial Workers Union – Western States Council
  • SEIU United Healthcare Workers West
  • United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA)
  • Voices for Progress
  • Western Center on Law and Poverty

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