Jacobs, Rick

Rick Jacobs is the founder and chair of the Courage Campaign. He chaired the presidential campaign of Howard Dean in California and serves as Senior Advisor to Democracy for America. The Courage Campaign is an online organizing network empowering nearly 100,000 members to make this a new era for progressive politics in California. In 2008, the Courage Campaign will work with grassroots and netroots activists to increase California's importance in the race for the White House, hold our elected officials accountable, and defeat the November initiative that would ban marriage equality.

Why All Californians Should Support the Millionaires Tax Initiative

By Rick Jacobs
Courage Campaign

The people who work in the Capitol building, they’re not bad folks but sometimes they need the people to lead them a little bit. And that’s what we’re going to do – we’re going to lead the leaders because sometimes the people are the leaders.

Lets talk about millionairestaxca.com. What does it do? It gives something to everybody, including the 1%. Think about that, because it makes sure that our state that made those folks so rich continues to make everybody at least able to live. That’s what this does.

This is the 99% and the 1% for a 100%. That’s what it is. So today we ask you to do one simple thing.

Chairman Issa: Oversight for Whom?

By Rick Jacobs

Note:Issa Exposed” is a project of the Courage Campaign that tracks Darrell Issa's public record as well as the ongoing investigations and hearings he's involved with as the new chairman of the House Oversight Committee. The California Progress Report will occasionally cross-post particularly relevant campaign posts.

In the weeks leading to Rep. Darrell Issa’s rise to chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, publications ranging from U.S. News to The San Diego Union-Tribune expressed concerns over whether he was willing to fulfill his new responsibilities devoid of the partisan politics and special interest agendas that had so frequently undermined the efforts of his predecessors.