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.

Courage Campaign Calls for Loretta Sanchez to Withdraw from CA Senate Race Over Offensive Comments about Muslim Americans

December 10, 2015
Yesterday, speaking on PoliticKING With Larry King, Representative Loretta Sanchez offensively claimed that as many as 5-20% of Muslims, including Muslims in the US, supported the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate and ISIS by any means necessary.

Courage Campaign on the San Bernardino Terrorist Attack, Gov. Brown’s veto of SB 374, and California’s Gun Laws

December 4, 2015
Gov. Brown failed to do everything in his power to prevent mass shootings in California.

Large Coalition Of Groups To Demand Department of Justice Investigate Violence Against Abortion Clinics as Domestic Terrorism

December 1, 2015
NARAL Pro-Choice America, CREDO, UltraViolet and Courage Campaign To Lead Campaign; More than 300,000 People Sign Petition and Over 140 Groups and Abortion Providers Join Letter to Attorney General Lynch

Groups File Motion for Summary Judgement Over Nestlé’s Illegal Water Bottling From San Bernardino National Forest

November 29, 2015
Nestlé Under Fire for Bottling Millions of Gallons of Water Despite Expired Permit and California’s Persistent Drought

New Video Documents Kevin Johnson's History of Sexual Abuse Allegations, Calls for His Immediate Resignation

November 19, 2015
A new video released today by the California-based Courage Campaign and Sacramento Collective for Women’s Rights exposes Kevin Johnson’s history of alleged sexual assault and harassment of underage girls and women and calls for his immediate resignation as Mayor of Sacramento.

BREAKING: Groups Sue US Forest Service Challenging Nestlé’s Illegal Water Bottling from the San Bernardino National Forest

October 13, 2015
Nestlé Under Fire for Bottling Millions of Gallons of Water from the Bernardino National Forest Despite Expired Permit

Courage Campaign Demands Covered CA’s Peter Lee Resign

August 27, 2015
Earlier this week, Covered CA’s executive director Peter Lee penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal advocating for narrower provider networks in California. Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign, and a practicing oncologist issued the following statement, calling for Peter Lee’s resignation:

TODAY 11:30am: Lawmakers Join Activists at Press Conference at State Capitol Demanding Ban on Fracking

August 24, 2015
On Tuesday, August 25th, as the California legislature holds a joint oversight hearing on a new report by the California Council on Science and Technology on the risks and dangers posed by fracking, State Sen. Ben Allen and State Asm. Das Williams will join with anti-fracking activists in a press conference at the State Capitol calling for a statewide ban on fracking.

SATURDAY: Rallies in SF, LA and 14 Cities Demand Gov. Brown End Fracking in CA

July 31, 2015
Rallies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and a Dozen Other California Cities Urge Gov. Brown to Protect Public Health and Take Serious Action to Stop Fracking and Extreme Oil Extraction.

Courage Campaign: “Justice for Barbara Ragan and All Those Hurt by Kaiser Permanente's Continued Failure to Provide Legally Mandated Mental Health Services”

July 31, 2015
On Saturday, August 1st, The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported on the case of Barbara Ragan, a retired Kaiser Permanente employee suffering from severe depression, who sought and was denied timely care at Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Rosa Medical Center. In the midst of a mental health crisis, Ragan was informed that she would have to wait nearly two months for an appointment -- far beyond the State-mandated limit of ten days for non-urgent care and far in excess of the required 48-hour standard for urgent care. Soon after, Barbara Ragan attempted suicide from the third story of Kaiser’s parking garage and eventually died, clutching her Kaiser Permanente member card. Her husband is certain she was making a statement about Kaiser’s mental health care: “To me, that’s a statement of what they’re doing out there, how they treat people.”


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