Our mission is to defend and extend economic justice, human rights, and corporate and political accountability through public education, strategic research, and innovative leadership-development training. 

Courage California Institute empowers Californians by providing the resources needed to courageously participate in the democratic process and create change for the betterment of their families and communities. 

Exercising your right to vote shouldn’t be confusing, intimidating, or inaccessible for any eligible voter. We believe that in order for California to have a truly equitable and representative democracy — everyone must have access to trusted, reliable, and unbiased information and tools to help voters better understand the elections, the various roles of our local and state elected officials, and how to confidently vote their values at the ballot box. 

Democracy in the U.S. can represent and serve all residents when ALL communities have the power to use their voice and be heard by leadership. 

Your Power is Your Vote

Your Power is Your Vote is Courage California Institute’s initiative to support voters and future voters in navigating the electoral process, providing Californians with an easy-to-navigate resource where users can register to vote, sign up for updates on state and county voting procedures, get reminders of key dates, and find answers to frequently asked questions. 

With Courage, we can ensure Californians have the information they need to exercise their right and protect their right to vote. With Courage, we can ensure every eligible voter has their voice heard at the ballot box.



  • Caitlin Alesio Maloney
    Director of Voter Engagement and Technology
  • Gabriela Bobadilla
    Development Associate
  • Angela (Rosas) Chavez
    Director of Communications
  • Jay Chotirmal
    Communications Manager
  • Irene Kao
    President and Executive Director
  • Raquel Parra
    Partnerships and Policy Manager
  • Molly Watson
    Senior Development Manager
  • Deepthi Welaratna
    Voter Engagement Manager
  • Lindsay West
    Senior Operations Manager 

Board Members

  • Lisa Garcia-Bedolla 
  • Christine Ellice 
  • Lindsay Gardner 
  • Susan Haskell 
  • Rick Jacobs 
  • Jidan Terry-Koon 
  • Doug Moore 
  • Gillian Morshedi 
  • Nick Roxborough