Courage Campaign in the News

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The California-based Courage Campaign is pushing Nike -- a longtime Widen+Kennedy client -- to abandon its Niketown store in Manhattan's Trump Tower. The effort calls on the shoe-and-apparel behemoth "to sever ties with Donald Trump by relocating their flagship NYC Niketown store out of Trump Tower when the lease expires in 2017."

Courage Campaign launched an online petition earlier this year, and now, in the wake of the recent sexual-assault allegations against Trump, is making a renewed push.

The Courage Campaign, CPD Action, CREDO Action, Democracy for America, MoveOn.org, New York Communities for Change, Other98, Presente.org, RootsAction.org and Rootstrikers signed the letter to Schumer.

The Courage Campaign is an online movement aimed at raising awareness of issues like economic justice, human rights and corporate and political accountability. Tim Molina, one of the campaign creators, said they back Kaepernick's message.

"Patriotism isn't rising for a national anthem or following a flag, it is fighting to make this country the best country it can be," Molina said, "Black lives matter and the protest Kaepernick is doing, is just supporting that".

On Friday, a new mural popped up in Oakland supporting Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem. He is also on the cover of Time Magazine.

Courage Campaign is putting up a new digital billboard on the Bay Bridge in support of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's ongoing protest in which he takes a knee during the playing of the national anthem. The billboard will be viewable to traffic exiting the Bay Bridge onto the I-80 corridor in Oakland, and will feature a photo of Kaepernick, reading, “Patriotism.”

“The court has just confirmed what many Americans fear, massive corporations play by a different set of rules than the rest of us," said Eddie Kurtz, executive director of the Courage Campaign Institute, another plaintiff, in a news release. "Nestlé has been pulling a fast one for nearly 30 years, taking a public resource, depriving plants and animals of life-sustaining water, and selling that water at an obscene profit without the right to do so, but apparently our justice system is OK with that.”

Around 5 PM, a plane hired by the Courage Campaign, a grassroots online organization that advocates for "a more progressive California and country," will fly a banner sporting the message: "@CourageCampaign: Kap Inspires Courage!"

The Courage Campaign has also started a petition to "Stand with Colin Kaepernick." 

The California-based group supporting Kaepernick, the Courage Campaign, said it plans to fly a plane over the 49ers' Levi's Stadium just before Monday night's game with a banner that will read: CourageCampaign: Kap Inspires Courage!"

The state’s 2016 Legislative Session received praise from the Courage Campaign, the California-based independent grassroots political organization. The session 2015-16 session recently came to a close.

Courage Campaign’s Executive Director Eddie Kurtz considers the session productive based on the number of bills passed, and said success was in part a result of the organization’s efforts to keep lawmakers accountable.

But Democrats’ list of this year’s accomplishments encompasses an array of policy areas with a sweep that should warm the hearts of most liberal constituencies. Courage Campaign, an organization that reflects the party’s left flank, said 2016 capped the most progressive legislative session in California’s history.

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