How well does your legislator represent you?

Find out how often your representatives stand up for constituents over corporate lobbyists.

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Your Representatives

Courage Score is a tool that helps Californians hold their elected representatives in the State Assembly and Senate accountable. We do this by increasing transparency on how they vote on important bills and by helping constituents better understand the degree to which big money infects our political process. 

Here’s how it works: 

Our partners share the most important bills

We reach out to over 100 progressive advocacy groups throughout California, surveying them on their priority bills from the previous legislative session.

We research the votes that showed the most courage

We review how every legislator voted on those bills, narrowing-in on close votes that squeaked passed committees and house floors, requiring courage of our legislators.

We calculate the Courage Score

We evaluate how well each legislator represents their district by comparing their votes to how progressive their district is.

We show the connections between corporate donations and legislators

Learn about some major industries whose big dollar contributions have a detrimental effect on our democratic system.

Meet the All-Stars, Our Legislative Heroes

In the face of corporate pressure, these legislators never fail to put people first. These representatives consistently stand up for their constituents, and prove their relentless support for progress.

Connie M. Leyva

State senate

District 20

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Bob Wieckowski

State senate

District 10

N/A

Anthony Rendon

State assembly

District 63

N/A

Kevin McCarty

State assembly

District 7

N/A

Mark Stone

State assembly

District 29

N/A

Miguel Santiago

State assembly

District 53

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Hall of Shame

These representatives consistently fail their constituents by aligning with corporations and lobbyists instead of everyday Californians. Hold them accountable!

Hall of Shame

Honorable Mentions

While these legislators have moved on from their positions in the Senate or Assembly, they finished out their last year in 2020 with courage by standing up for their constituents and against corporate lobbyists. We want to thank them for the progress they pushed for while in office!

Bill Monning

Score

100

Previous Position

State Senator for the 17th District

Current Position

TBD

Holly Mitchell

Score

100

Previous Position

State Senator for the 30th District

Current Position

Los Angeles County Supervisor

Jim Beall

Score

100

Previous Position

State Senator for the 15th District

Current Position

retired

Kansen Chu

Score

100

Previous Position

Assemblymember for the 25th District

Current Position

At-Large Trustee, Berryessa Union School District Board

Rob Bonta

Score

100

Previous Position

Assemblymember for the 18th District

Current Position

Attorney General of California

Shirley Weber

Score

100

Previous Position

Assemblymember for the 79th District

Current Position

California Secretary of State

Todd Gloria

Score

100

Previous Position

Assemblymember for the 78th District

Current Position

Mayor of San Diego