People’s Council

The People’s House must represent and serve the people — not corporations and special interests.

MAGA extremists have already pledged to use the “People’s House” as the arena for a political circus that will ultimately undermine our democracy, harm our economy, and take away our communities’ core rights and freedoms  — all in the pursuit of power. 

That’s why we, the people, are pushing back. Courage For America —  advised by a people-first Council of proud Americans, including veterans, educators, faith leaders, and community leaders from across the country — is a campaign designed to counteract, delegitimize, and shift the narrative around MAGA extremists’ sham-investigations, anti-democratic antics, fake scandals, and more. Together, we will hold them accountable so we can get back to the issues our communities care about. 

We demand the House of Representatives work for us, not play politics with our country. Will you join us?

Our Council

This is a portrait of Randy Brockway.

Randy Brockway lives in Tennessee and is a global human resources executive and community leader in Franklin.

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This is a portrait of Vice Mayor Peggy Bilsten..
Vice Mayor Peggy Bilsten

Vice Mayor Peggy Bilsten has spent her professional life advocating on behalf of human rights issues, both locally and internationally.

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This is a portrait of Jerome Hardaway.

Jerome Hardaway is a Security Forces Air Force veteran who taught himself how to code before transitioning into software engineering.

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This is a portrait of Peter Lucier.

Peter Lucier is a law school graduate and Marine Corps veteran living in St. Louis, Missouri.

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This is a portrait of Vic Bencomo.

Vic Bencomo is a father, Navy combat veteran, and gun violence prevention activist based in Denver, Colorado.

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This is a portrait of Carolyn Foote.

Carolyn Foote is a retired 39 year Texas educator and is a former teacher and librarian.

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This is a portrait of Reverend Cathy Clardy Patterson.
Reverend Dr. Cathy
Clardy Patterson

Rev. Dr. Cathy Clardy Patterson has an extensive career spanning law, finance, and ministerial roles.

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This is a portrait of Steven Kling.

Steven Kling is a graduate of Texas A&M University and former Captain in the United States Army.

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This is a portrait of Wes Davis.

Wes Davis is Equality Illinois’ Director of Development, responsible for leading Equality Illinois’ major fundraising programs including membership, annual gala, corporate gifts, and other strategic events.

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This is a portrait of Ian Horowitz.

Ian Horowtiz is an accomplished Telecom Executive with extensive experience in developing and commercializing fiber infrastructure assets across North America to reach Carriers, Universities, Cell Towers, Poles, Enterprise Customers, Data Centers.

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This is a portrait of Leah Cheston.
Leah Cheston

Leah Cheston is a small business owner in Washington, DC.

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This is a portrait of Michael Fanone.
Michael Fanone

Michael Fanone is an American law enforcement analyst and former Metropolitan Police Department officer who was severely injured while defending the Capitol against insurrectionists on January 6th, 2021.

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This is a portrait of Danielle Hindieh.

Danielle Hindieh is a native New Yorker and a first generation American. She taught in public and private schools for 15 years before making a career change.

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