Press Releases

TMRW: Funeral Marches & Rallies in SF and LA Mark the 5th Anniversary of Citizens United

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 -- To mark the 5th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s deeply misguided Citizens United decision, Courage Campaign -- in partnership with more than a dozen other organizations -- will hold “Mourning in America” funeral marches in San Francisco and Los Angeles to mourn the “loss of democracy in America.”

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Liberal Groups Team Up to Poll CA Voters on 2016 Democratic Senate Picks

Thursday, 15 January 2015 -- The California-based Courage Campaign is teaming up with Democracy for America to launch a new microsite aimed at gauging the opinions of California voters on their 2016 picks for Barbara Boxer’s senate seat. The poll will be open starting today, January 15th and will remain open through January 21st. Results will be released when the poll closes.

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Thousands of Kaiser Customers to CEO: "Stop Putting Mental Health Patients Lives At Risk"

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 -- More than 12,000 people, including nearly 5,000 Kaiser customers, have personally emailed Kaiser executives by signing onto a new petition from the California-based Courage Campaign urging the company to stop putting mental health patients lives at risk and immediately reduce wait times for those seeking critical treatment. The petition stands in solidarity with the nearly 3,000 mental health clinicians from Kaiser Permanente -- represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers -- who went on strike yesterday to protest the chronic mental healthcare failures of the health insurance giant.

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Courage Campaign Hits Gov. Brown’s 2015 Proposed Budget Plan for Failing to Invest in Californians

Friday, 09 January 2015 -- Statement from Eddie Kurtz, executive director of the California-based Courage Campaign, on Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget plan for 2015:

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Courage Campaign Reacts to Gov. Brown’s Inaugural Address

Monday, 05 January 2015 -- Statement from Eddie Kurtz, executive director of the California-based Courage Campaign, on Governor Jerry Brown’s 2015 Inaugural Address.

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Group Demands CA State Sen. Anderson Disclose Details of Secret Meeting with ALEC Lobbyist in DC

Friday, 05 December 2014 -- The California-based Courage Campaign is demanding that California State Senator Joel Anderson disclose details on his secret lunch meeting with Geico lobbyist Cinda Smith at Bistro Bis, a four-star restaurant on Capitol Hill. Geico is a member of ALEC -- the American Legislative Exchange Council -- a notorious, right-wing corporate “dating service” connecting corporate-friendly legislators and lobbyists.

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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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