Courage Campaign in the News

The San Francisco Chronicle reports on the blowback around the California GOP's Fake Obamacare Website

California Assembly Republicans are getting blowback for a website that points out some of the, ahem, shortcomings of the new health care law. Not only does it share a similar URL to California’s official CoveredCA.com, but it kinda looks official. The concern is that it could cause confusion for those looking for the actual site.

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ABC News cites Courage Campaign pushing back against the CA GOP's Sham Obamacare Website

The California Republican Assembly has come under attack this week for CoveringHealthCareCA.com, which critics claim is a “deceptive” website meant to dissuade Californians from signing up on the state health care exchange.

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The San Francisco Chronicle profiles Courage Campaign's Push Back Against Mayor Lee's Support of the 1%

Everybody has their, “Holy cow, I can’t believe life in San Francisco is so expensive!” tale of woe. For Eddie Kurtz, it was reading about a $4 piece of toast. Venture Beat recently published a blog post titled, “$4 toast: Why the tech industry is ruining San Francisco” and cited a — you guessed it — $4 piece of toast from The Mill on Divisadero Street. Kurtz, political director for the Courage Campaign, cited it as just one example of an increasingly unaffordable San Francisco that motivated his organization to launch a petition calling on Mayor Ed Lee to do something about it.

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San Jose Mercury News talks to Dr. Paul Song after Governor Brown Vetoes the Lifesaving Intelligent Firearm Enforcement (LIFE) Act in California

The Courage Campaign, a liberal online organizing network that led other groups in holding a candlelight vigil Thursday outside the state Capitol, is "really upset and disappointed with the governor's vetoes," Executive Chairman Paul Song said Friday. "It seems to me he was much more concerned about his re-election and pandering to the gun owners rather than the overall safety of California," Song said. "We hope it does not take another mass shooting for him to realize that he should've voted the other way. This is the one state where we didn't expect the NRA to have as much power as it obviously still does."

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The Associated Press talks to Courage Campaign after Gov. Brown Vetoes New Gun Violence Prevention Measures in California

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Friday that would have imposed the nation's toughest gun ownership restrictions on Californians, saying it was too far-reaching. The legislation would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states.

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The Sacramento Bee covers Courage Campaign's Reaction to Gov. Brown Vetoing the LIFE Act

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning the use of lead ammunition in hunting in California, but he vetoed the most controversial gun control bill the Legislature sent to him this year, a proposal to ban the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles.

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The San Francisco Chronicles' Carla Marinucci profiles Courage Campaign's reaction to Governor Brown's Veto of the LIFE Act

California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown – the proponent of the “paddle to the left, paddle to the right” school of politics — now finds both camps firing away at his actions on a score of gun legislation today.

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THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE covers Courage Campaign's Outrage over Offensive Clinton Buttons at CA GOP Convention

California Republicans spent a good part of their three-day statewide convention last weekend celebrating efforts to invite more female candidates and activists into their "big tent" - and then a little button being sold to GOP delegates outside a VIP reception at the Anaheim Hilton drew all the attention.

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KPCC-FM Talks About Which Members of Congress are Still Accepting Pay

The Capitol Police who responded to the errant driver who crashed White House and Capitol Hill barriers? Not getting paid. Neither are the 800,000 federal employees furloughed due to the government shutdown. But more than 500 federal employees are getting a paycheck: members of Congress.

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GANNETT's Arizona Republic Cites Courage Campaign in the Call for Congress to Give Up Pay During the Shutdown

If nearly a million federal workers must lose pay while Congress bickers over the government shutdown, the nation’s leaders should take a hit to their pocketbooks, too, say some constituents and interest groups angered by the impasse.

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The Texas Tribune covers Courage Campaign's Petition Demanding Lawmakers Not Get Paid During the Shutdown

While thousands of federal workers across the state and nation are furloughed during the government shutdown, 16 members of the Texas congressional delegation say they won’t accept federal paychecks.

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The Ventura County Star covers Courage Campaign's respond to Gov. Jerry Brown's Prison Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown said he intends to ship an additional 6,000 additional inmantes out of state this year to comply with a court order to reduce prison overcrowding.

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San Jose Mercury News picks up Courage Campaign reaction to Gov. Brown's Prison Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders from both sides of the aisle – most of them, anyway – rolled out a plan today to satisfy a federal court order to limit the state’s prison population while avoiding the early release of thousands of prisoners. In the short term, the plan is: Lock ‘em up somewhere else.

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EDGE: Human Rights Groups Urge Visa To Speak Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Law

Courage Campaign and Democracy of America, which have a combined total of 1.75 million members, have launched a petition for Visa to "step out from behind" the International Olympic Committee and voice their support for the LGBT community and condemn Russia’s "homosexual propaganda" law, according to a statement released on Thursday.

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Buzzfeed Reports on Courage Campaign and Other Groups Urging VISA to Speak Out Against Anti-LGBT Law Ahead of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Courage Campaign and Democracy for America are demanding Visa, one of the 10 marquee sponsors of the Olympics, speak out in favor of LGBT rights before the planned Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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