Press Releases

New Minimum Wage Law under Fire in Seattle, Legal Advocacy Groups Say Workers’ Rights Are at Stake

Free Speech For People, Courage Campaign, Equal Justice Society, and Demos jointly file brief in this minimum wage case.

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PHOTOS: Major Protests in LA and Sacramento Demand Nestlé Stop Water Bottling During California's Drought

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 -- At the protests, in Los Angeles and Sacramento, activists delivered more than 500,000 signatures from people in California and around the country who signed onto a series of urgent petitions to Nestlé executives, Governor Brown, the California State Water Resources Control Board, and the U.S. Forest Service urging an immediate shutdown of Nestlé’s bottling operations across the state.

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WEDNESDAY 11AM: Rallies at Nestlé Bottling Plants in LA and Sacramento Demand End to Water Bottling During Drought

Concerned Californians from Orange County, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, and Sacramento Unite to Save California’s Dwindling Water Supply

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Courage Campaign Praises Gov. Brown’s Expanded Investment in Education, Urges Full Restoration of HHS Budget

Thursday, 14 May 2015 -- Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign issued the following statement in reaction to Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget for 2015:

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New Petition Asks Wal-Mart to Stop Water Bottling Operations in California During Drought Conditions

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 -- After KOVR-TV (CBS) broke the news that Wal-Mart’s bottled water was tapped from Sacramento’s municipal water supply, members of the California-based Courage Campaign are calling on the retail giant to immediately stop their bottling operations in the state as drought conditions persist and worsen. The petition has been signed by more than 11,000 people since going live less than 24 hours ago.

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California Group Calls Out Carly Fiorina's Record As She Enters the 2016 Presidential Race

Monday, 04 May 2015 -- Eddie Kurtz, executive director of the California-based Courage Campaign, issued the following statement on news that Carly Fiorina will enter the race for the Republican nomination for President in 2016:

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Groups Unite Urging Gov. Jerry Brown to Overhaul California’s Broken Water System

Thursday, 16 April 2015 -- Together, Courage Campaign and Food & Water Watch are calling on Governor Jerry Brown to take the following bold actions to overhaul California’s broken water system and create a 21st century water policy for the State.

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Courage Campaign Praises PG&E Fine as Historic; Says CA Families Aren't Safe Without Independent Pipeline Monitor

Thursday, 09 April 2015 -- Earlier today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted to fine Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) a historic $1.6 billion dollar for negligence contributing to the deadly natural gas pipeline explosion that killed 8 people and injured dozens more in San Bruno in 2010.

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135k Demand CA Water Resources Control Board Shut Down Nestlé Water Bottling Plant Immediately

Thursday, 09 April 2015 -- With California in its fourth year of one of the worst droughts in modern history, and Governor Jerry Brown instituting sweeping restrictions on urban water use -- more than 135,000 people in California and around the country are demanding that the California Water Resources Control Board immediately move to shut down Nestlé’s water bottling operations in the State.

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Courage Campaign Applauds Decision to Revoke Blue Shield’s Non-Profit Tax Status

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign, and practicing oncologist on news that the California Franchise Tax Board has revoked Blue Shield’s non-profit tax status due to problems over rate hikes, executive pay, and overwhelming financial reserves.

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Courage Campaign Reacts as AL Court Orders Judges to Stop Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of Courage Campaign on news that the Alabama Supreme Court ordered probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples:

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Courage Campaign Joins 50 Organizations Demanding Government Contractors Disclose Political Spending

Monday, 02 March 2015 -- Saying that President Barack Obama can single-handedly curb the pernicious influence of money in politics, more than 50 organizations today called on the him to issue an executive order requiring government contractors to disclose their political spending.

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Courage Campaign Applauds Senator de León for Bold Legislative Proposals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 -- Statement from Eddie Kurtz, Executive Director of Courage Campaign on Senator de León on his bold proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California:

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Group Petitions for Roy Moore's Removal from Office, Compares Him to Modern-Day George Wallace, After Violating Federal Marriage Orders

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 -- After Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore commanded Alabama county judges to violate federal orders and refuse to marry same-sex couples, more than 10,200 people joined with Courage Campaign in calling on the Judicial Inquiry Commission to immediately remove Roy Moore from office and order all Alabama judges to comply with federal law.

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MONDAY 4pm: Activists Deliver 184k Signatures to Gov. Brown's Office Demanding Statewide Fracking Ban

Monday, 09 February 2015 -- Activists from the California-based Courage Campaign with activists of Daily Kos, 350.org, Food and Water Watch, CREDO, Environmental Action, Presente, Forecast the Facts, RH Reality Check, and other concerned Californians will deliver a petition signed by more than 184,000 people calling on Gov. Brown to institute a state-wide ban on fracking.

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BREAKING: Kamala Harris Tops 2016 CA Senate Pulse Poll

Thursday, 22 January 2015 -- Attorney General Kamala Harris has placed first in Democracy for America and the California-based Courage Campaign's joint “Pulse Poll” of each organization’s members on the emerging race to replace the retiring Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate.

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