Press Releases

On this page you will find an archive of Courage California's official press releases. For any additional media inquiries please contact Angela (Rosas) Chavez, Director of Communications at angela [at] couragecalifornia [dot] com.


August 18, 2020
On Thursday, August 13, 2020, Courage California hosted its first virtual fundraiser event, “Courage For the People”, which featured an intergenerational conversation between Dr. Angela Davis and Black Women for Wellness Action Project’s Nourbese Flint.

Grassroots and Advocacy Organizations Celebrate Signing of SB 423

August 7, 2020
Today, a coalition of advocacy, labor, immigration, women’s health, youth, democracy rights, science and environmental organizations celebrate the leadership of Senator Umberg, Assemblymember Berman, Governor Newsom and Secretary of State Padilla to secure voting access for historically disenfranchised communities under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statewide Nonprofit Hosts Powerful Virtual Town Hall, Featuring California’s Leading Women of Color

July 29, 2020
Courage California Institute hosted its first virtual town hall, featuring some of California’s most courageous women of color elected leaders, including Senator Holly Mitchell, Senator Lena Gonzalez, State Controller Betty Yee, and Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton as panelists.

Courage California Applauds AB 860 Passing the State Legislature, the Role Membership Played in the Legislative Process, and Calls for the Swift Passage of SB 423

June 18, 2020
In response to the threat Covid-19 presents to the 2020 General Election, the state legislature passed AB 860, introduced by Assemblymember Marc Berman, to counter some of the unique challenges Californians will face while voting during the pandemic.

Grassroots and Advocacy Organizations Respond to Executive Order by Governor Newsom Laying Out General Election Protections

June 3, 2020
Today, a coalition of advocacy, labor, immigration, women’s health, youth, democracy rights and environmental organizations committed to protecting access to vote safely, celebrates Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order to secure voting access under the COVID-19 pandemic to communities historically disenfranchised.

Statewide Progressive Organization Welcomes New Executive Director

May 29, 2020
Courage California, California’s largest progressive organization, hired Irene Kao as Executive Director, its Board of Directors announced.

Advocacy Groups Support Legislation Introduced by Senator Umberg and Assemblymember Berman to Protect Voter Access and Safety

May 28, 2020
Today, a coalition of advocacy, labor, immigration, women’s health, youth, and environmental organizations encouraged the swift passage of Assembly Bill 860 and Senate Bill 423.

California's Largest Progressive Organization Applauds Gov. Newsom Vote-by-Mail Orders for November Election

May 8, 2020
California continues to lead the way for the nation. We must ensure that the framework developed here is truly equitable and inclusive and an ideal model that can be replicated successfully in other states.


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