Courage Campaign in the News

The Sacramento Bee looks to Courage Campaign for Reaction to Gov. Brown's Proposed 2015 Budget

Even as anti-poverty activists organized protests around the state, Gov. Jerry Brown released a spending plan Friday that would restore few recession-era spending cuts to social services. Brown instead called for restraint, including paying down long-term debt and increasing California’s budget reserves. Public schools stand to receive billions of new dollars under the state’s school funding guarantee. The budget plan’s release follows robust revenue growth in California in recent months, and Democratic lawmakers are expected to push Brown for more spending in upcoming negotiations at the Capitol.

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The Sacramento Bee notes Courage Campaign's Attention to the 23% of Californians Living in Poverty in Gov. Brown's 4th Inaugural Address

Gov. Jerry Brown, sworn in Monday for a fourth and final term, called in his inaugural address for sweeping changes to fight climate change and for renewed spending on California’s aging infrastructure. Two months after the Republican Party surged in a dismal midterm election for Democrats across the nation, Brown cast California as a lantern of liberal thought on policies ranging from the environment to health care and protections for undocumented immigrants.

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The Sacramento Bee Cites Courage Campaign's Reaction to Gov. Brown's 4th Inaugural Speech

Democratic and Republican lawmakers, state officials, interest groups and others reacted to Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Monday. A synopsis of the responses so far:

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Uprising Radio talks to Dr. Paul Song on Obamacare and the Supreme Court

Supreme Court to Decide if Low-Income Americans Will Receive Subsidies Through Obamacare

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ECT News Talks to Dr. Paul Song on Tim Cook's Public Coming Out

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday publicly proclaimed he is gay, in an essay published in Bloomberg Businessweek. While his sexual orientation isn't news, his strong acknowledgment sparked a wave of discussions on the Internet and drew kudos from his Silicon Valley peers and others.

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San Diego Gay & Lesbian News Cites Courage Campaign as Methodist Minister if Officially Reinstated

The United Methodist Church’s highest court ruled today that the Rev. Frank Schaefer will remain an ordained minister even though he violated official Church policy by officiating at his gay son’s wedding in 2007. - See more at: http://www.sdgln.com/news/2014/10/27/methodist-court-decides-fate-pastor-who-officiated-sons-gay-wedding#sthash.vKJ1djn6.dpuf

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KTLA covers press conferece as Minister Defrocked for Officiating at Gay Son’s Wedding Officially Reinstated

United Methodist Church minister, Rev. Frank Schaefer, was reinstated Monday by the Judicial Council as an ordained member of the clergy after he was defrocked last year for officiating has gay sons marriage.

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The Hollywood Reporter: Tom Morello Honored for Activism: Create "The World You Want to See"

Tom Morello has earned Grammys with Rage Against the Machine, but it's his work "that kicks ass and sticks it to the man" that got him honored Wednesday. Morello received The Spirit of Courage Award, which the Courage Campaign presents to someone for fighting for a more fair and just world.

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ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE talks to Tom Morello on Recieving Courage Campaign's Spirit of Courage Award

"The model is the Hendrix of now," guitarist tells Rolling Stone as he picks up an award for his activism

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CBS Sacramento Covers Protests Against CarMax, as Courage Campaign Joins the Call to Ban the Sale of Recalled Cars

Angela Davidson says she was sold when the CarMax sales associate told her the 2010 Dodge Ram she was looking to buy passed the company's 125+ point inspection. Days later, when she called Dodge for help pairing her cellphone to the truck, she was surprised to learn it had an unfixed recall over a rear axle issue.

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Protestors Urge for CarMax to Stop Selling Recalled Cars

Under current federal law, it’s illegal to sell new cars if they’re recalled. But when it comes to used cars, it’s legal. Angela Davidson bought a 2010 Dodge Ram from Carmax, and says she feels cheated. “You didn’t give me a choice! You didn’t ask me…do you want to buy a car with an open recall. That’s the problem I have with Carmax,” said Davidson.

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LA WEEKLY cites Courage Campaign's Reaction to the Passage of SB 1010

Used to be that being successfully prosecuted for holding a decent quantity of crack could put you behind bars for up to five years. No longer. California Gov. Jerry Brown last night signed a bill that will make possession of crack and possession of powder cocaine for sale the same crime, both worth two to four years in state prison.

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The Sacramento Bee cites Courage Campaign in Groups Urging Harris to Scrutinize Gas Prices on AB32

Signed by representatives of the Courage Campaign, SEIU and NextGen Climate –whose founder, billionaire philantrapist Tom Steyer, has pledged to spend millions this year opposing candidates who deny climate change – a letter to Harris on Tuesday suggests that the oil industry will collude to raise gas prices if the regulation takes effect.

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VARIETY: Groups Plan Protest of Congressman’s Beverly Hills Hotel Fundraising Weekend

Groups boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel have set their sights on Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), who plans to hold a fundraising weekend at the hotel for his Thoroughbred PAC. UNITE HERE Local 11 and the Courage Campaign plan to stage a demonstration across the street from the hotel on Friday evening, just as donors are scheduled to be gathered at the Polo Lounge for an opening reception, according to a copy of the invite obtained by the Sunlight Foundation. Also planned for Saturday is a poolside event, with a cabana reserved.

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FORBES covers Courage Campaign's reaction to Walgreens Staying in the US

Bowing to potential consumer and U.S. government backlash amid intense political pressure from the White House and its powerful hometown Chicago Congressional leadership, Walgreen this morning said its takeover of European retailer Alliance Boots won’t result in an overseas domicile that would allow the drugstore giant to avoid higher corporate taxes here.

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Reuters Cites Courage Campaigns Opposition to the Campaign to break California into six state

The billionaire backer of a long-shot effort to break California into six separate states submitted signatures to state officials on Tuesday aimed at putting his proposal before voters in 2016.

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