Press Releases

Courage Campaign Blasts Gov. Brown For Vetoing Gun Safety Legislation

Friday, 11 October 2013 -- Statement by Paul Song, executive chairman of CourageCampaign.org, in reaction to Governor Brown vetoing a series of gun safety measures proposed in the wake of the Sandy Hook and Santa Monica school shootings:

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TONIGHT: Candlelight Vigil at State Capitol Urges Gov. Brown to Sign the LIFE Act, Enacting Common Sense Gun Safety Reforms in California

Thursday, 10 October 2013 -- On Thursday, October 10th at 6:30pm PT, activists and concerned citizens from around California will gather for a candlelight vigil urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the LIFE (Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement) Act and expand common sense gun safety measures statewide. At the vigil, activists from CourageCampaign.org, joined by PICO, Physicians for Social Responsibility, California Federation of Teachers, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Alliance for Justice, California Church Impact, Cleveland School Remembers, the Brady Campaign and other concerned Californians will read the names of the 1136 Californians’ that have died since the Newtown School Shooting to remind Gov. Brown how much California needs this set of legislation.

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Courage Campaign Demands CA GOP Apologize for Racist, Sexist Anti-Hillary Clinton Buttons Sold at Republican Party Convention

Monday, 07 October 2013 -- The California-based progressive organization CourageCampaign.org is slamming the California GOP, demanding an apology for selling racist, sexist and objectifying anti-Hillary Clinton buttons at the California Republican Party annual convention held over the weekend.

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Courage Campaign Demands Members of Congress Not Get Paid During Government Shutdown

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 -- As the federal government shutdown begins to impact the United States, a new petition by the California-based CourageCampaign.org is demanding that members of Congress not be paid during the crisis.

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THURSDAY: Celebs Join Political & LGBT Leaders For 3rd Annual Spirit of Courage Awards at the Page M

Thursday, 26 September 2013 -- Emmy Award-Winning Actor Dan Bucatinsky to Present Awards And Mayor Garcetti To Speak At Annual Awards Sponsored by Tobey Maguire, Nancy Meyers, Norman and Lyn Lear, HBO, The David Geffen Foundation

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Courage Campaign Reacts to the Latest Court Order on CA's Prison Deal

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 -- Courage Campaign Reacts to the Latest Court Order on CA's Prison Deal

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VICTORY: Major Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Passes; Awaits Governor Brown's Signature

Thursday, 12 September 2013 -- CourageCampaign.org, Leading Group Pushing For the Legislative Package, Applauds Todays' Vote; Demands Governor Sign Lifesaving Legislation

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Courage Campaign's Paul Song on California's Proposed Prison Deal

Monday, 09 September 2013 -- Courage Campaign reacts to California's proposed prison deal.

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Courage Campaign on CA Senator Darrell Steinberg's Prison Plan:

Thursday, 29 August 2013 -- Courage Campaign on California State Senator Darrell Steinberg's Prison Plan:

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Statement by Dr. Paul Song on Governor Brown’s Announcement to Reduce the Prison Population

Wednesday, 27 August 2013 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song on Governor Brown’s Announcement to Reduce the Prison Population

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Progressive Groups Target Iconic Olympic Sponsor Visa Over Russia’s Anti-LGBT Laws

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 -- National progressive groups, Courage Campaign and Democracy for America, demanded that iconic Olympic corporate sponsor Visa stand up against Russia’s anti-LGBT law and speak out in favor of LGBT rights ahead of the upcoming Sochi Olympics. The groups are calling on their combined 1.75 million members to urge Visa to break their silence on Russia’s human rights violations.

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CourageCampaign.org Launches LIFE Lantern Vote Tracker Ahead of CA Assembly Vote on Gun Safety Bills

Monday, 12 August 2013 -- On Tuesday, August 13th, six out of the the seven bills making up the Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement (LIFE) Act will be heard in the State Assembly’s Public Safety Committee. As Assemblymembers prepare to vote, the California-based CourageCampaign.org is launching a new website, The LIFE Lantern, to shine a light on each Assemblymember, their history of voting on gun safety bills, their grade from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and whether or not they are committed to supporting the LIFE Act.

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Dr. Paul Song To Lead Courage Campaign

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 -- Group Makes Announcement As Founder Rick Jacobs Takes Leave Of Absence To Join Garcetti Administration

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Courage Campaign Urges LA City Council to Sever "Sister-City" Status with St. Petersburg, Over Rising, Legally Sanctioned Discrimination Against LGBT People in Russia

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 -- In a new petition, the California-based Courage Campaign is urging the Los Angeles City Council to sever their “sister-city” relationship with St. Petersburg in Russia, over the rising tide of government sanctioned violence and discrimination against LGBT people in the country.

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As Congress Finalizes Student Loan Rate Increase, Courage Campaign Urges Napolitano to Stand Up for California Students

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 -- As Congress finalizes a deal to dramatically increase student loan interest rates, a new petition from CourageCampaign.org urges former Sec. Janet Napolitano, and incoming President of the University of California system, to stand up for California students by disavowing the current deal and endorsing real student loan reform.

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Courage Campaign Demands Gov. Brown Open Investigation into Mass Sterilizations of Women in California Prisons

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 -- According to reports by the Los Angeles Times and other media outlets this week, more than 150 women have undergone sterilization in California prisons without the required approval of the state medical committee between 2005 and 2010. The sterilizations were not medically necessary and the victims report that they were coerced into the procedure.

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