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We're fighting for a California that works for all of us by providing the information and resources Californians need to hold their elected officials accountable. Join us for “Courage — It Looks Good On You!” a podcast to help keep Californians informed about the issues – and help you discover the different ways to courageously participate in the democratic process and ensure your voices are heard! This year on Courage — It Looks Good On You!, we’ll discuss issues that are important to our communities, like: voting rights, getting corporate money out of politics, climate change and environmental justice, and community safety and criminal justice reform. And we’ll have insightful conversations with advocates and leaders at all-levels, throughout the state to learn: What is the difference between a democrat, mod-dem, and a progressive? How can we stop the misinformation and disinformation campaigns targeting communities of color? And what are the different ways we can hold our elected officials and institutions accountable? With You, fashioned in Courage, We can create a California that represents and serves us all. So join the Courage California team for Courage — It Looks Good On You! The Courage California Team is: Production: LisaMarie Betancourt and Angela Chavez. Editorial: Jay Chotirmal and Irene Kao. Graphics: Isidra Chávez

Courage — It Looks Good On You‪!‬ Angela Chavez and the Courage California team

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

We're fighting for a California that works for all of us by providing the information and resources Californians need to hold their elected officials accountable. Join us for “Courage — It Looks Good On You!” a podcast to help keep Californians informed about the issues – and help you discover the different ways to courageously participate in the democratic process and ensure your voices are heard! This year on Courage — It Looks Good On You!, we’ll discuss issues that are important to our communities, like: voting rights, getting corporate money out of politics, climate change and environmental justice, and community safety and criminal justice reform. And we’ll have insightful conversations with advocates and leaders at all-levels, throughout the state to learn: What is the difference between a democrat, mod-dem, and a progressive? How can we stop the misinformation and disinformation campaigns targeting communities of color? And what are the different ways we can hold our elected officials and institutions accountable? With You, fashioned in Courage, We can create a California that represents and serves us all. So join the Courage California team for Courage — It Looks Good On You! The Courage California Team is: Production: LisaMarie Betancourt and Angela Chavez. Editorial: Jay Chotirmal and Irene Kao. Graphics: Isidra Chávez

    Criminal Justice and Community Safety, Part 2: Healed People Heal People

    Criminal Justice and Community Safety, Part 2: Healed People Heal People

    LisaMarie Betancourt interviews two Central Valley healing justice advocates, community organizer Grisanti Valencia & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Gidai Maaza. 


    What roles are communities currently occupying in public safety? What are the small entry points we all can make for collective healing? In this episode, we talk about healing justice for communities most impacted by policing and least served by current community care models. Healed people heal people. 

    With You, fashioned in Courage, We can create a California that represents and serves us all.


    Let us know your thoughts about this episode by tagging us @CourageCA and using the hashtag #CourageLooksGoodOnYou


    Production: LisaMarie Betancourt and Angela Chavez


    Editorial: Jay Chotirmal and Irene Kao 


    Graphics: Isidra Chávez

    Sound Engineer: Lucianna Hernandez

    • 42 min
    Polls: Who Produces Knowledge Matters

    Polls: Who Produces Knowledge Matters

    Jay Chotirmal interviews Data for Social Good’s Jose Bedolla and Lisa Garcia Bedolla to learn about the ins and outs of political polling and pollsters, the people behind the polls. As most Americans have experienced, polls aren’t always reliable – but it turns out, even inaccurate polls can provide us with important information. Who funds, conducts, and is surveyed for polls can be just as informative. 
    Inclusivity matters when working to pass policies and elect leaders who truly represent all of us. 
    Shot of Courage: 
    All registered voters in California will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the Primary Election, starting May 9, 2022! In today’s shot of courage, Courage California’s Executive Director, Irene Kao and Angela Chavez discuss the “election fatigue” California voters are feeling – and the importance of getting your votes in (yes, again) by June 7. Public safety is on the ballot, and our communities are relying on each and every one of us to make our voices heard. 
    With You, fashioned in Courage, We can create a California that represents and serves us all.
    Let us know your thoughts about this episode by tagging us @CourageCA and using the hashtag #CourageLooksGoodOnYou
    Production: LisaMarie Betancourt and Angela Chavez
    Editorial: Jay Chotirmal and Irene Kao 
    Graphics: Isidra Chávez

    In this episode: www.dataforsocialgood.org  | https://couragecalifornia.org | https://couragevoterguide.org

    • 1 hr 6 min
    What is Progressive?

    What is Progressive?

    Irene Kao interviews Executive Director of Communities for a New California Pablo Rodriguez, and Los Angeles Supervisor Holly Mitchell in this episode to learn more about the word progressive and the progressive movement. We unpack how the terminology translates across diverse parts of California, and how Holly and Pablo are working towards progressive goals in their respective communities.


    Shot of Courage: 
    Do you have an election coming up in your district? Visit couragevoterguide.org to find out when your next election is and learn who the candidates are.Courage has endorsed :Tina McKinnor for AD62, which includes part of Los Angeles County – the election happens on April 5th.David Campos for AD17, which includes part of San Francisco County – this election will happen on April 19 Courage California is supporting the below 2022 bills: AB 1819, authored by Lee -  aka, The Stop Foreign Influence in California Elections Act would bar foreign-influenced, US-based corporations from contributing to candidates, parties, or committees – and protect the integrity of California’s government.AB 2419, authored by Bryan - is known as California Justice40 Act - and would invest at least 40 percent of federal climate and infrastructure funding to communities that have been historically neglected by discriminatory policies -- such as low-income, Indigenous, and rural communities and communities of color. Our 7th Annual Courage Score was released on Feb. 28 – visit CourageScore.org to find out who your State Assemblymember and Senator are, see their scores and voting history–  and discover who to hold accountable and who to celebrate as champions.
    With You, fashioned in Courage, We can create a California that represents and serves us all.
    Let us know your thoughts about this episode by tagging us @CourageCA and using the hashtag #CourageLooksGoodOnYou

    Production: LisaMarie Betancourt and Angela Chavez
    Editorial: Jay Chotirmal and Irene Kao 
    Graphics: Isidra Chávez 

    • 41 min
    A Courage California Podcast: Coming April 4

    A Courage California Podcast: Coming April 4

    You're invited to join us on April 4 for the launch of "Courage — It Looks Good On You!"

    Courage California is fighting for a California that works for all of us – by providing the information and resources Californians need to hold their elected officials accountable. 
    Courage — It Looks Good On You! will help keep Californians informed about the issues – and help you discover the different ways to courageously participate in the democratic process and ensure your voices are heard. 
    This season we’ll discuss issues that are important to our communities, such as: 
    Voting RightsCorporate money in politicsClimate change and environmental justice, and…  Community safety and criminal justice reformAnd we’ll have insightful conversations with advocates and leaders at all-levels, throughout the state to learn: 
    What is the difference between a democrat, mod-dem, and a progressive? How can we stop the misinformation and disinformation campaigns targeting communities of color? What are the different ways we can hold our elected officials and institutions accountable? In our first episode, we’ll dive into the word "progressive," featuring Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell and Executive Director of Communities for a New California Pablo Rodriguez.

    With You, fashioned in Courage, We can create a California that represents and serves us all. 

    Production: LisaMarie Betancourt and Angela Chavez
    Editorial: Jay Chotirmal and Irene Kao 
    Graphics: Isidra Chávez 

    • 1 min

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