Never mind fear of growing government surveillance or anger at a dysfunctional Congress, progressive Democrats. Howard Dean, the former Democratic presidential hopeful and architect of the "50-state strategy", told a roomful of progressives Wednesday night that the left has plenty of reason for optimism. "It’s very easy to get discouraged about all the things that are going wrong," he admitted, speaking at a party held in advance of Netroots Nation this week.
June 20, 2013
June 20, 2013
At Courage Campaign's Liquid Courage party for Netroots Nation 2013, former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean said that President Obama needs to justify his administration's surveillance policies to the American people.
June 10, 2013
California's ahead-of-the-curve health insurance exchange and its aggressive outreach to uninsured Latino residents make the state a model for the nation -- and proof that Obamacare can work, President Barack Obama said Friday. Courage Campaign urges Gov. Brown not to lag in the Affordable Care Act's implementation.
June 5, 2013
The left’s biggest bogeymen could snap up the ailing Tribune Company, and with it the ‘Los Angeles Times.’ David Freedlander reports on the effort to stop the billionaires—and whether it extends to the newsroom.
May 30, 2013
Koch Brothers Protests Put Pressure on Tribune Co., Even If It Is ‘Premature’
May 30, 2013
About 200 protesters rallied Wednesday outside the headquarters of the Los Angeles Times to protest a potential sale of the newspaper to the politically conservative Koch brothers.
May 26, 2013
AFP's Robert Lever talks to Rick Jacobs and discusses CourageCampaign.org's effort to save the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Company from the Koch Brothers.
May 16, 2013
In the spring of 2013, amid rising cases of sexual assault in the military, Rep. Speier (D-CA) introduced legislation -- the STOP Act -- to remove the issue from military control. The STOP Act takes the prosecution, reporting, oversight, investigation, and victim care of sexual assaults out of normal chain of command and places jurisdiction in an autonomous Sexual Assault Oversight and Response Office made up of military and civilian experts. Courage Campaign garnered over 75,000 signatures in support of Rep. Speier's bill. KQED covers the issue in this piece.
May 13, 2013
In a segment on Southern California's NPR Affiliate (KPCC), host Madeline Brand discusses our campaign to save the Los Angeles Times and its respected, independent journalism from the right-wing Koch brothers.
May 9, 2013
In this piece, The Guardian's Roy Greenslade reports on the more than 250,000 signatures opposing a sale of the Tribune Company and its newspapers to the right-wing Koch brothers. The signatures were gathered by Courage Campaign, Daily Kos and its allies around the country. Greenslade also reports on our letters written by to Bruce Karsh, chair of the Tribune board, and protests outside the Tribune headquarters by allies in Chicago.