Press Releases

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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Courage Campaign on the Zimmerman Trial and the Need to Pass the LIFE Act in California

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 -- Statement by Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of CourageCampaign.org, on the Trayvon Martin murder case, “Stand Your Ground” Laws and the need to pass the Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement (LIFE) Act in California.

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Courage Campaign on the US Senate Deal to Avoid Filibuster Reform

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 -- Statement by Rick Jacobs, chair and founder of the CourageCampaign.org, on the US Senate’s deal to avoid filibuster reform.

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Over 28k Californians Tell Sen. Feinstein (D-CA) to Stop Coddling Wall Street and Confirm CFPB Director

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 -- "For over four years, Republicans have made a historically unprecedented mockery of the filibuster. The Senate is supposed to provide "advice and consent" on presidential nominations, not use minority tricks to undo laws passed by Congress, signed by the President, and supported by large majorities of the public," explained Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of CourageCampaign.org, a leading California-based progressive organization. "Americans stand firmly behind the CFPB, and Richard Cordray is by all accounts an ideal candidate to lead it. Senator Feinstein can help restore democracy to the Senate. We're confident she will."

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Courage Campaign on News the Court Has Lifted the Stay on Marriage Equality

Friday, 28 June 2013 -- Statement of Rick Jacobs, chair and founder of the Courage Campaign, on news the court has lifted the stay on marriage equality.

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Courage Campaign Demands CPUC Leadership Resign After Reports Reveal Threats, Intimidation, and Potential Cover-Up in PG&E/San Bruno Disaster Investigation

Thursday, 27 June 2013 -- Consumer Protection and Safety Director and General Counsel -- A Former PG&E Employee -- Strong-Arm Staff in Push for Lower Fines for PG&E Whose Negligence Led to the Death of Eight People and Destruction of 38 Homes

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Courage Campaign on What’s Next for Marriage in California

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 -- Statement of Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of the CourageCampaign.org, a leading California-based progressive organization, on today's Supreme Court rulings and what’s next for same-sex marriage in California.

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COURAGE CAMPAIGN: HISTORIC DAY FOR EQUALITY

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 -- Statement of Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of the CourageCampaign.org, a leading California-based progressive organization, on today's Supreme Court rulings.

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As Exodus International Shuts Down, New Documentary by Lisa Ling “God and Gays” Documents ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Group’s Change of Heart

Thursday, 27 June 2013 -- With Exodus International ministries, the most prominent gay conversation therapy group, announcing plans to shut down last week, and the US Supreme Court scheduled to hand down a landmark set of decisions determining whether whether or not same-sex couples have an equal right to marry, this week, LGBT rights in this country are at a crossroad.

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Community Groups Mobilize Against Sale of Tribune Co. Papers to the Koch Brothers at Pension Fund Meetings in MO and IL

Thursday, 20 June 2013 -- In the latest step to “Save the News” and stop the sale of the Tribune Company’s papers to the Koch Brothers, community groups from around the country are mobilizing at public pension fund meetings nationwide, urging the groups to submit public comments resolutions to their investment managers calling on them not to sell the papers, including the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, to the Koch Brothers.

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