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Our annual Courage Score provides Californians with a comprehensive and clear account of the willingness of their elected officials to courageously stand up for and vote in the best interests of the people and families they serve — over the interests of corporate lobbyists with deep pockets, who exploit Californians and their communities. Courage Score gives voters the information needed, quickly and easily, to hold elected their officials accountable.

Courage Score Website


Courage reaches out to over 100+ progressive organizations in California every year to determine our list of scorecard bills as well as to better understand what happens behind the scenes of each bill in the Legislature to provide our members with context. Our list of partners includes:

18 Million Rising
Advancement Project
AFSCME State Council
Alliance for a Better Community's (ABC)
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)
Alliance San Diego
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJ)
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
Bay Rising
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP)
Budget Policy Center
Building Trades
CADEM Progressive Caucus
California Calls
California Donor Table
California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)
California Federation of Teachers (CFT)
California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)
California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA)
California Labor Federation
California League of Conservation Voters
California NOW
California Nurses Association (CNA)
California Reinvestment Coalition
California School Employees Association (CSEA)
California StateStrong (Indivisible coalition in California)
California Teachers Association (CTA)
Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)
Caring Across Generations
Center for Biological Diversity
Center on Race, Poverty, and Environment
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
Color of Change
Communities for a New California (CNC)
Community Coalition
Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE)
Consumer Attorneys
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-CA
Daily Kos
Davis Vanguard
Democracy for America (DFA)
Democratic Club of Orange County
Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF)
Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)
East Yard Communities
Ella Baker Center
Environment California
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Equal Rights Advocates
Equality California (EQCA)
Flip the 14th
Food & Water Watch
Health Access
Inner City Struggle
Jimmy Carter Club
Jobs with Justice
Justice Collaborative
Korean Resource Center
Low Income Consumers
Million Voters Project
NARAL Pro-Choice California
National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Oakland Rising (OR)
Orange County Democratic Party
Orange County Labor Federation
Organize Sacramento
Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
PICO California
Planned Parenthood
Progressive Democratic Club
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA California)
Progressive Dems of Benicia
Public Advocates
SEIU 2015 (formerly ULTCW)
Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN)
Sierra Club
Story of Stuff
Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)
Student Debt Crisis
Sum of Us
Swing Left
Tenants Together
UCLA Labor Center
United Domestic Workers (UDW)
United Farm Workers (UFW)
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)
Universal Income Project
Voices for Progress
Western Center
Working Partnerships