Press Releases

Groups Applaud Michael Sam’s Courage, Remind Leagues and Fans that “Only Talent Should Matter”

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 -- Joint statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based CourageCampaign.org, and Brian Kitts, Co-Founder of the You Can Play Project, on news that Michael Sam might become the first openly-gay professional football player if drafted into the NFL:

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Courage Campaign Hails Court Ruling as a Victory for Opponents of Gov. Brown’s Original Prison Plan

Monday, 10 February 2014 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based CourageCampaign.org, in reaction to news that federal judges granted California an additional two years to reduce the State’s overcrowded prison inmate population. The decision is a victory for those who fought to block Gov. Jerry Brown’s original plan to fund new private, for-profit prisons and out-of-state prison transfers to address overcrowding in California prisons:

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TUESDAY: Protest Outside SD Lincoln Club Over Racist Smear Attack in Mayoral Race

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 -- Local San Diego residents and ACCE PAC leaders will be joined by national Latino organization Presente.org and California online progressive group CourageCampaign.org in presenting thousands of petition signatures at the headquarters of the conservative Lincoln Club. The petition signatures are in protest of the use of campaign tactics peddling dog-whistle racism in the San Diego Mayoral race.

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Courage Campaign Praises Rep. Waxman for Long Career As a Champion of the American People

Thursday, 30 January 2014 -- Upon hearing the news that Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D) of California was retiring after 20-terms in the House of Representatives, Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign and a constituent of Rep. Waxman, issued the following statement praising Waxman for a long career of being a champion of the American people.

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3500 Join Oscar-Winning Composer Stephen Schwartz in Dropping VISA Over Failure to Speak Out Against Russia's Anti-LGBT Policies

Thursday, 30 January 2014 -- By Friday, February 7th, the opening day of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, more than 3,500 VISA customers and members of the California-based CourageCampaign.org will join renowed Oscar and Grammy-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz, in dropping the credit card company over its refusal to speak out against Russia’s anti-LGBT laws. VISA, a global sponsor of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia has remained silent about Russia’s draconian anti-LGBT laws that make a mockery of the Olympic Games as an international celebration of diversity and community.

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Courage Campaign Urges Gov. Brown to Follow Obama’s Lead and Focus on Inequality Over Debt

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 -- After President Obama's State of the Union address last night, Courage Campaign urges Gov. Brown to follow Obama’s lead and focus on inequality over debt

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Courage Campaign Reacts to Gov. Brown's State of the State

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based CourageCampaign.org, on Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature today.

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Rep. Darrell Issa could make Target’s security breach look like child's play - Courage Campaign Demands GOP Congressman Not Leak Sensitive Information for HealthCare.gov

Thursday, 16 January 2014 -- CourageCampaign.org Gathers Over 16,000 Petition Signatures Demanding GOP Congressman Not Leak Sensitive Information for HealthCare.gov

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STATEMENT: Courage Campaign Denounces Lincoln Club’s Racist Political Mailer

Friday, 17 January 2014 -- Petition demands Lincoln Club disavow racist mailer.

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Courage Campaign on Gov. Brown’s Proposed Budget for California in 2014

Thursday, 09 January 2014 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based CourageCampaign.org, on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget for 2014 and his plan for the State’s overcrowded prisons:

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Courage Campaign Reacts to Anti-LGBT Forces Gathering Enough Signatures in the First Step to Repeal CA's Student Protections on the Ballot in 2014

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based CourageCampaign.org, on anti-LGBT forces passing the first threshold to gathering enough signatures to put the repeal of CA’s student protections on the ballot in 2014

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Progressives Pushback On Fraudulent CA GOP Obamacare Site With New Site To Help Californians Sign Up For Health Care

TUESDAY, 10 DECEMBER 2013 -- Courage Campaign today launched a new website to pushback on the fraudulent website created and promoted by the California GOP, which has used taxpayer dollars to intentionally mislead Californians, sow fear and confusion, and divert Californians away from CoveredCA.com -- California's health insurance exchange under Obamacare. The new site: www.RepublicanLiesAboutObamacare.com will help California get the facts about health care and sign up for coverage.

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Over 24k in CA Demand State GOP Take Down Sham Obamacare Website Immediately

Thursday, 05 December 2013 -- In a new petition thousands are joining with Eddie Kurtz and the California-based progressive group CourageCampaign.org, in demanding that the California Republican Party take down its sham Obamacare site (CoveringHealthcareCA.com) immediately. The GOP must stop using taxpayer dollars to intentionally mislead their constituents, sow fear and confusion, and divert Californians away from CoveredCA.com -- California's health insurance exchange under Obamacare. In less than 24 hours since launching, the petition has been signed by more than 24,000 California residents.

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Courage Campaign Slams CA GOP Over Fake Website Designed to Prevent CA Residents from Signing Up for ACA

TUESDAY, 03 December 2013 -- Courage Campaign slams California's Republican Party over their Fake Health Care Website that uses Taxpayer Dollars To Deceive Voters and Sick Californians

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TODAY: Protest At Rep. Buck McKeon's Offices in CA Demands Votes to End Shutdown and Prevent Default

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 -- In California’s 25th district, MoveOn and Courage Campaign members from Valencia and the surrounding areas will join Rouzanna Paladin and Peter Rothenberg in urging Rep. McKeon (R-CA) to support an immediate vote to reopen the government and increase the debt limit.

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TODAY: Protest At Rep. Gary Miller's Offices in CA Demands Votes to End Shutdown and Prevent Default

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 -- In California’s 31st district, MoveOn and Courage Campaign members from Rancho Cucamonga and the surrounding areas will join Claudia Strauss in urging Rep. Gary Miller to support an immediate vote to reopen the government and increase the debt limit.

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