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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.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has named Rick Jacobs, a high-profile Democrat who raised more than $2 million to help Garcetti win the May election, one of his senior advisors at City Hall.
Rick Jacobs, founder of the Courage Campaign, a nonprofit focused on progressive causes, was named by Mayor Eric Garcetti as his Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations on Tuesday.
One of California’s most prominent liberal activists – and that’s saying somethin’! – is taking a leave of absence from the group he founded in order to become Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s deputy chief of staff. Rick Jacobs will step back from his post as founder and chairman of the Courage Campaign, and will be replaced there by Dr. Paul Song, who has been a member of that organization’s board.
As bars around the world, including in West Hollywood, emptied bottles of vodka down gutters today in protest of a series of anti-gay laws enacted across Russia, calls were also renewed for the city of Los Angeles to sever its sister-city relationship with St. Petersburg.
Courage Campaign urges Los Angeles' City Council To Sever Sister-City Relationship With St. Petersburg Amid Recently Passed Anti-Gay Laws
"If we are going to start rewarding no skills and stupid people, I'm serious, let the unskilled jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do — let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work." Yeah, a Republican public figure actually said that, Rush Limbaugh to be exact. Cosmopolitan magazine covers the story of our website exposing comments like these.
As Congress continues to debate if and when immigration reform can be reached, a California-based progressive group has compiled some of the Republican Party's more eyebrow-raising remarks on the issue. The Courage Campaign has launched "Shit Republicans Say About Immigrants" -- a rolodex of comments by members of the GOP.
Attack ads are pervasive in politics, but none call out antigay candidates — yet. Is now the time to go negative?
Even as gay-rights advocates in California spent the weekend celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing the resumption of same-sex weddings in the state, activists and government experts across the political spectrum were raising concerns the ruling weakens the power of voters to make law through the state's ballot-initiative process.