Courage Campaign in the News

The Associated Press talks to Courage Campaign after Gov. Brown Vetoes New Gun Violence Prevention Measures in California

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Friday that would have imposed the nation's toughest gun ownership restrictions on Californians, saying it was too far-reaching. The legislation would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states.

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The Sacramento Bee covers Courage Campaign's Reaction to Gov. Brown Vetoing the LIFE Act

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning the use of lead ammunition in hunting in California, but he vetoed the most controversial gun control bill the Legislature sent to him this year, a proposal to ban the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles.

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The San Francisco Chronicles' Carla Marinucci profiles Courage Campaign's reaction to Governor Brown's Veto of the LIFE Act

California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown – the proponent of the “paddle to the left, paddle to the right” school of politics — now finds both camps firing away at his actions on a score of gun legislation today.

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THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE covers Courage Campaign's Outrage over Offensive Clinton Buttons at CA GOP Convention

California Republicans spent a good part of their three-day statewide convention last weekend celebrating efforts to invite more female candidates and activists into their "big tent" - and then a little button being sold to GOP delegates outside a VIP reception at the Anaheim Hilton drew all the attention.

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KPCC-FM Talks About Which Members of Congress are Still Accepting Pay

The Capitol Police who responded to the errant driver who crashed White House and Capitol Hill barriers? Not getting paid. Neither are the 800,000 federal employees furloughed due to the government shutdown. But more than 500 federal employees are getting a paycheck: members of Congress.

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GANNETT's Arizona Republic Cites Courage Campaign in the Call for Congress to Give Up Pay During the Shutdown

If nearly a million federal workers must lose pay while Congress bickers over the government shutdown, the nation’s leaders should take a hit to their pocketbooks, too, say some constituents and interest groups angered by the impasse.

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The Texas Tribune covers Courage Campaign's Petition Demanding Lawmakers Not Get Paid During the Shutdown

While thousands of federal workers across the state and nation are furloughed during the government shutdown, 16 members of the Texas congressional delegation say they won’t accept federal paychecks.

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The Ventura County Star covers Courage Campaign's respond to Gov. Jerry Brown's Prison Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown said he intends to ship an additional 6,000 additional inmantes out of state this year to comply with a court order to reduce prison overcrowding.

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San Jose Mercury News picks up Courage Campaign reaction to Gov. Brown's Prison Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders from both sides of the aisle – most of them, anyway – rolled out a plan today to satisfy a federal court order to limit the state’s prison population while avoiding the early release of thousands of prisoners. In the short term, the plan is: Lock ‘em up somewhere else.

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EDGE: Human Rights Groups Urge Visa To Speak Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Law

Courage Campaign and Democracy of America, which have a combined total of 1.75 million members, have launched a petition for Visa to "step out from behind" the International Olympic Committee and voice their support for the LGBT community and condemn Russia’s "homosexual propaganda" law, according to a statement released on Thursday.

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Buzzfeed Reports on Courage Campaign and Other Groups Urging VISA to Speak Out Against Anti-LGBT Law Ahead of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Courage Campaign and Democracy for America are demanding Visa, one of the 10 marquee sponsors of the Olympics, speak out in favor of LGBT rights before the planned Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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San Jose Mercury News covers the Change of Leadership at the Courage Campaign

One of California’s most prominent liberal activists – and that’s saying somethin’! – is taking a leave of absence from the group he founded in order to become Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s deputy chief of staff. Rick Jacobs will step back from his post as founder and chairman of the Courage Campaign, and will be replaced there by Dr. Paul Song, who has been a member of that organization’s board.

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Southern California Public Radio: Courage Campaign Founder Appointed Deputy Chief of Staff to Garcetti

Rick Jacobs, founder of the Courage Campaign, a nonprofit focused on progressive causes, was named by Mayor Eric Garcetti as his Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations on Tuesday.

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The Los Angeles Times covers Courage Campaign's Rick Jacobs Joining Mayor Garcetti's Team

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has named Rick Jacobs, a high-profile Democrat who raised more than $2 million to help Garcetti win the May election, one of his senior advisors at City Hall.

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City News Service (CNS) covers Courage Campaign's petition to the City Council Asking LA to Sever Sister-City Status with St. Petersburg, Russia

As bars around the world, including in West Hollywood, emptied bottles of vodka down gutters today in protest of a series of anti-gay laws enacted across Russia, calls were also renewed for the city of Los Angeles to sever its sister-city relationship with St. Petersburg.

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KCAL/CBS-Los Angeles covers Courage Campaign petition to LA City Council on LGBT Violence in Russia

Courage Campaign urges Los Angeles' City Council To Sever Sister-City Relationship With St. Petersburg Amid Recently Passed Anti-Gay Laws

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