Press Releases

Eddie Kurtz Named Courage Campaign’s New Executive Director

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 -- Courage Campaign, California’s largest online progressive organization made up of more than 900,000 members, announced today that Eddie Kurtz, currently leading the group’s online operations as Political Director, will be taking over as Executive Director of the organization.

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Dr. Paul Song Reacts to the Defeat of Prop 45, Passage of Prop 47 in CA

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 -- Statement from Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign, on the results of California ballot initiatives.

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SUNDAY: Group Delivers Petition to Carl DeMaio¹s Campaign HQ Demanding Apology for Sexist Emails

Sunday, 02 November 2014 -- On Sunday, November 2nd, activists from the Courage Campaign SuperPAC will deliver more than 5,000 signatures to Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio’s campaign office demanding a public apology over leaked emails that revealed misogynistic comments about the Deputy Campaign Manager of his opponent, Scott Peters.

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Courage Campaign Reacts to Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Public Announcement That He Is Gay

Thursday, 30 October 2014 -- Statement from Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign, on Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly announcing that he is gay.

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Courage Campaign Applauds News that Rev. Frank Schaefer was Reinstated Into the Methodist Clergy

Monday, 27 October 2014 -- Statement from Dr. Paul Song, Executive Chairman of Courage Campaign, on the news that Rev. Frank Schaefer was reinstated into the Methodist Clergy

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TODAY: Rev. Frank Schaefer and Dr. Paul Song to Speak at Press Conference on UMC Ruling

Monday, 27 October 2014 - Courage Campaign joins press conference as highest Methodist court refuses to defrock Rev. Schaefer again, signaling a more inclusive ministry to its LGBTQ community.

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TODAY: Courage Campaign to Honor Legendary Guitarist Tom Morello and Rev. Frank Schaefer at Spirit of Courage Awards

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 -- Tom Morello to Perform Acoustic Set with Special Tributes from Miles Solay of Outernational, Anti-Flag, Wayne Kramer, and Boots Riley at Iconic House of Blues on Sunset Strip at Courage Campaign's Spirit of Courage Awards in Los Angeles

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Courage Campaign Reacts As Gov. Brown (D-CA) Signs Landmark Gun Restraining Order Bill & Vetoes Restrictions on the Use of Drones

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 -- Statement from Dr. Paul Song, Executive Chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign on Governor Brown’s signing of AB 1014, a landmark gun law that allows families to file gun restraining orders and on his veto of AB 1327, legislation that would restrict the use of warrantless drone surveillance by California police:

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TODAY: Protest Outside CarMax in Roseville Demands an End to the Sale of Unsafe, Recalled Cars to Consumers

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 -- Courage Campaign Joins Protest Outside CarMax in Roseville Demanding an End to the Sale of Unsafe, Recalled Cars to Consumers

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Courage Campaign Applauds Governor Brown (D-CA) Signing SB1010

Monday, 29 September 2014 -- Statement from Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign on Gov. Jerry Brown signing SB1010.

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Courage Campaign Demands CPUC President Step Down Over Improper Communications with PG&E

Monday, 15 September 2014 -- Courage Campaign Demands CPUC President Step Down Over Improper Communications with PG&E

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Protests Across California to Demand Proposition 49 Back on the Ballot

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 -- Californians to Organize in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento for Prop 49

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Walgreens Backs Down: Will Remain A US Company

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 -- Statement from Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the Courage Campaign on news that Walgreens will not move their corporate headquarters to Switzerland, remaining an American company.

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Thousands Petition Walgreens to Remain an American Company; Outrage Over Plan to Dodge Billions in Taxes by Moving to Switzerland

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 -- Around the country, nearly 22,000 people have signed onto a new campaign by the California-based Courage Campaign after news broke that Walgreens -- the largest pharmacy chain in America -- is attempting to dodge billions of dollars in taxes by shifting its corporate address from Illinois to Switzerland, a notorious tax haven, while keeping the majority of its business and locations in the US.

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Courage Campaign on Obama's EO: "Another Historic Milestone As We Create A More Just And Equal Workplace For All"

Monday, 21 June 2014 -- Statement from Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the Courage Campaign, on today’s executive order banning LGBT workplace discrimination for federal contractors.

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Courage Campaign Slams Proposed Initiative to Split California Into Six States

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign on the proposed ballot initiative to split California into six States:

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