Press Releases

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Courage Campaign Demands Gov. Brown Open Investigation into Mass Sterilizations of Women in California Prisons

July 17, 2013
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 -- According to reports by the Los Angeles Times and other media outlets this week, more than 150 women have undergone sterilization in California prisons without the required approval of the state medical committee between 2005 and 2010. The sterilizations were not medically necessary and the victims report that they were coerced into the procedure.

Courage Campaign on the Zimmerman Trial and the Need to Pass the LIFE Act in California

July 17, 2013
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 -- Statement by Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of CourageCampaign.org, on the Trayvon Martin murder case, “Stand Your Ground” Laws and the need to pass the Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement (LIFE) Act in California.

Courage Campaign on the US Senate Deal to Avoid Filibuster Reform

July 16, 2013
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 -- Statement by Rick Jacobs, chair and founder of the CourageCampaign.org, on the US Senate’s deal to avoid filibuster reform.

Over 28k Californians Tell Sen. Feinstein (D-CA) to Stop Coddling Wall Street and Confirm CFPB Director

July 9, 2013
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 -- "For over four years, Republicans have made a historically unprecedented mockery of the filibuster. The Senate is supposed to provide "advice and consent" on presidential nominations, not use minority tricks to undo laws passed by Congress, signed by the President, and supported by large majorities of the public," explained Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of CourageCampaign.org, a leading California-based progressive organization. "Americans stand firmly behind the CFPB, and Richard Cordray is by all accounts an ideal candidate to lead it. Senator Feinstein can help restore democracy to the Senate. We're confident she will."

Courage Campaign on News the Court Has Lifted the Stay on Marriage Equality

June 28, 2013
Friday, 28 June 2013 -- Statement of Rick Jacobs, chair and founder of the Courage Campaign, on news the court has lifted the stay on marriage equality.

Courage Campaign Demands CPUC Leadership Resign After Reports Reveal Threats, Intimidation, and Potential Cover-Up in PG&E/San Bruno Disaster Investigation

June 27, 2013
Thursday, 27 June 2013 -- Consumer Protection and Safety Director and General Counsel -- A Former PG&E Employee -- Strong-Arm Staff in Push for Lower Fines for PG&E Whose Negligence Led to the Death of Eight People and Destruction of 38 Homes

Courage Campaign on What’s Next for Marriage in California

June 26, 2013
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 -- Statement of Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of the CourageCampaign.org, a leading California-based progressive organization, on today's Supreme Court rulings and what’s next for same-sex marriage in California.

COURAGE CAMPAIGN: HISTORIC DAY FOR EQUALITY

June 26, 2013
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 -- Statement of Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of the CourageCampaign.org, a leading California-based progressive organization, on today's Supreme Court rulings.

As Exodus International Shuts Down, New Documentary by Lisa Ling “God and Gays” Documents ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Group’s Change of Heart

June 25, 2013
Thursday, 27 June 2013 -- With Exodus International ministries, the most prominent gay conversation therapy group, announcing plans to shut down last week, and the US Supreme Court scheduled to hand down a landmark set of decisions determining whether whether or not same-sex couples have an equal right to marry, this week, LGBT rights in this country are at a crossroad.

Community Groups Mobilize Against Sale of Tribune Co. Papers to the Koch Brothers at Pension Fund Meetings in MO and IL

June 19, 2013
Thursday, 20 June 2013 -- In the latest step to “Save the News” and stop the sale of the Tribune Company’s papers to the Koch Brothers, community groups from around the country are mobilizing at public pension fund meetings nationwide, urging the groups to submit public comments resolutions to their investment managers calling on them not to sell the papers, including the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, to the Koch Brothers.

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