Courage Campaign in the News

CBS National News talks to Courage Campaign's Rick Jacobs about What's Next for Marriage in CA

What's next for California after Prop. 8 case dismissed?

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OC Weekly Previews "God and Gays" Screening in LA Tonight

Tonight, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is scheduled to present a repeat showing of Lisa Ling's documentary God & Gays, which followed the complete change of heart by Alan Chambers, president of Irvine-based Exodus International, to "gay conversion therapy." Ling hosts a private screening at Sony Pictures Theaters in Culver City with Darrell Steinberg, the California Senate president pro tem, state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Redondo Beach), and CourageCampaign.org founder Rick Jacobs, who will dish on the film and the state of the LGBT movement after a pretty momentous couple of weeks.

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The Associated Press picks up Courage Campaign's reaction to SCOTUS' DOMA and Prop8 Rulings

Reaction to the Supreme Court's decisions Wednesday in two gay marriage cases:

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The Washington Blade name drops Courage Campaign in Netroots Nation 2013 story on Pelosi and ENDA

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) entertained on Saturday the idea of a discharge petition for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act — but was skeptical the bill has the votes for passage in the U.S. House.

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The San Jose Mercury News talks to Courage Campaign's Rick Jacobs at Netroots Nation 2013

About 2,700 liberal bloggers, social-media mavens, petitioners, organizers and other online activists swarmed the San Jose McEnery Convention Center on Thursday for the first full day of their eighth annual convention, darting between seminars, panel discussions and exhibit halls.

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The Los Angeles Times talks to Courage Campaign about Marriage Equality, the SCOTUS and California

Liberal activists pledged Thursday to put a measure on the ballot to overturn California's gay marriage ban if the Supreme Court does not throw out Proposition 8 in a decision expected next week.

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TechPresident attends Courage Campaign's Liquid Courage #NN13 Party, Covers Howard Dean Comments

Never mind fear of growing government surveillance or anger at a dysfunctional Congress, progressive Democrats. Howard Dean, the former Democratic presidential hopeful and architect of the "50-state strategy", told a roomful of progressives Wednesday night that the left has plenty of reason for optimism. "It’s very easy to get discouraged about all the things that are going wrong," he admitted, speaking at a party held in advance of Netroots Nation this week.

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The Los Angeles Times covers Courage Campaign's Liquid Courage NN13 Party, and Dean's Appearence

At Courage Campaign's Liquid Courage party for Netroots Nation 2013, former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean said that President Obama needs to justify his administration's surveillance policies to the American people.

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San Jose Mercury News mentions Courage Campaign action as Obama Touts the Affordable Care Act in CA

California's ahead-of-the-curve health insurance exchange and its aggressive outreach to uninsured Latino residents make the state a model for the nation -- and proof that Obamacare can work, President Barack Obama said Friday. Courage Campaign urges Gov. Brown not to lag in the Affordable Care Act's implementation.

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The Daily Beast talks to Courage Campaign’s Rick Jacobs on the Los Angeles Times

The left’s biggest bogeymen could snap up the ailing Tribune Company, and with it the ‘Los Angeles Times.’ David Freedlander reports on the effort to stop the billionaires—and whether it extends to the newsroom.

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VARIETY covers Courage Campaign’s Koch Brother protest at the Los Angeles Times HQ

Koch Brothers Protests Put Pressure on Tribune Co., Even If It Is ‘Premature’

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The Los Angeles Times covers Courage Campaign’s Rally to “Save the News”

About 200 protesters rallied Wednesday outside the headquarters of the Los Angeles Times to protest a potential sale of the newspaper to the politically conservative Koch brothers.

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AFP talks to Rick Jacobs on Courage Campaign’s effort to save the LA Times

AFP's Robert Lever talks to Rick Jacobs and discusses CourageCampaign.org's effort to save the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Company from the Koch Brothers.

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KQED covers efforts of Rep. Speier and Courage Campaign in support of STOP Act

In the spring of 2013, amid rising cases of sexual assault in the military, Rep. Speier (D-CA) introduced legislation -- the STOP Act -- to remove the issue from military control. The STOP Act takes the prosecution, reporting, oversight, investigation, and victim care of sexual assaults out of normal chain of command and places jurisdiction in an autonomous Sexual Assault Oversight and Response Office made up of military and civilian experts. Courage Campaign garnered over 75,000 signatures in support of Rep. Speier's bill. KQED covers the issue in this piece.

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KPCC covers Courage Campaign efforts to save the LA Times

In a segment on Southern California's NPR Affiliate (KPCC), host Madeline Brand discusses our campaign to save the Los Angeles Times and its respected, independent journalism from the right-wing Koch brothers.

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The Guardian covers Courage Campaign efforts to save the Los Angeles Times

In this piece, The Guardian's Roy Greenslade reports on the more than 250,000 signatures opposing a sale of the Tribune Company and its newspapers to the right-wing Koch brothers. The signatures were gathered by Courage Campaign, Daily Kos and its allies around the country. Greenslade also reports on our letters written by to Bruce Karsh, chair of the Tribune board, and protests outside the Tribune headquarters by allies in Chicago.

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