Courage Campaign in the News

FierceHealthPayer: Public advocates, Kaiser Permanente wage war of words over mental health services

A war of words--and advertisements--is taking place in California over long-simmering allegations that Kaiser Permanente has failed to provide adequate treatment and insurance coverage for patients who need mental health services.

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Bloomberg: Vegan DJ Moby Beefs With California Farmers Over Drought Crisis

Best known for platinum records in the early 2000s that put a techno sheen on blues and soul, the 49-year-old is taking on the drought-stricken state’s $46.4 billion agriculture industry with a petition calling for restrictions on how much water farmers may use. Even with his pop-chart reign long over, Moby commands more than 1 million Twitter followers and has inserted himself in the middle of one of California’s most heated policy debates in decades.

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CNN's Headline News talks to Courage Campaign's Eddie Kurtz on California's Water Crisis

California's epic drought has led to increased grocery store prices for all of us coast to coast, and water restrictions that went into effect this week in the Golden State. The threat of $500 fines for wasting water is upsetting residents, especially since many multinational corporations are sourcing, bottling and making huge profits from water from California.

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The Los Angeles Times: First William Shatner, now Moby: Celebrities' ideas for tackling California

Now the musician has started a petition on Campaign Courage urging Brown to “stop corporate agribusiness from tapping out” the state’s water supplies. He is asking Brown to realign the state’s water rights, “put limits on irrigating super-thirsty cash crops like almonds, beef and alfalfa, and ensure our groundwater is not overpumped and depleted.” Those products, he told Forbes, are “the worst water offenders.”

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Moby on California Drought: 'The Way We're Living Is Stupid'

The musician and activist discusses how policy-makers are like record executives in the Nineties: ignoring inevitable change and how his work with Courage Campaign is hoping to change the game.

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La Opinion: Protesta contra Nestlé: paren de 'robar agua' de California

A los manifestantes les preocupa que el escaso abasto sea usado por una corporación que da prioridad a la ganancia sobre el acceso de la gente, cuando el estado sufre una de las peores secas de su historia

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FORBES: Moby Calling Upon California Governor For Water Reform

As one of the self professed “poster children for California for advocating for California water reform,” musician/DJ and activist Moby says California’s water crisis’s biggest problem is that no one wants to face reality. “As a species, it’s almost like we hate consequences and being realistic. I know I do,” says Moby over the phone from his home in Los Angeles. “I hate the fact that I’m short and bald, but I am. I’ll never be a hair model or a basketball player. Actually, maybe that should be the solution. If the state is going to subsidize alfalfa, get me hair implants and figure out a way to make me taller. If we’re going to live in the land of unrealistic fairytales, that’s one I could support.”

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News10: Protesters want Sacramento Nestle plant to stop bottling water

Concerned that precious California water is going out of state during the state's ongoing drought, several dozen protesters were at the Nestle bottling plant in south Sacramento Wednesday to urge the company to cease bottling water.

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(VIDEO) Reuters covers Courage Campaign protesters demanding Nestle halt water bottling in drought-hit California

Protesters demonstrate outside a Nestle bottling plant and deliver a petition demanding the company halt water bottling in in California, which is in the fourth year of a serious drought that has prompted the state's first-ever mandatory cuts in water use. Rough Cut (no reporter narration

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UPI: Protesters demand Nestle cease water bottling in California

Protesters delivered petitions with more than 500,000 signatures to Nestle in California demanding the company stop water bottling operations in the state wrought with drought.

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(VIDEO!) USA TODAY: Protesters want Nestle to stop bottling water in California

Protesters want Nestle to stop bottling water in California

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The Guardian covers Courage Campaign's protests against Nestle's California Water Bottling Operation

Petition carrying 500,000 signatures delivered to Sacramento and Los Angeles water bottling facilities as state suffers through fourth straight year of drought

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The San Francisco Chronicle talks to Dr. Paul Song on Governor Brown's Proposed Budget

Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the progressive Courage Campaign, praised Brown for “returning California’s budget to financial stability and fiscal sanity,” but called for the governor “to make even bolder investments in California.”

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The Contra Costa Times: Arrowhead springs, Nestle mountain operations affected by drought

Several weeks ago, the group — called the Courage Campaign — called for the State Water Resources Control Board to step in and close the bottling operations, with its executive director, Eddie Kurtz, saying packaging the water and selling it is not a good use of the state’s water. That call came on the heels of criticism across the state that Nestle and other big businesses in industries that tap the state’s water need to do more to cut back.

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San Jose Mercury News: SFPUC rules Candlestick Site Can't Use Recycled Water for Dust Control

Amid California's awful drought, news of Lennar's spraying of fresh water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir brought sharp criticism from groups such as the Association of California Water Agencies, Clean Water Action and the Courage Campaign.

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