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.

Group Slams CA Rep. Calvert for Leading House GOP in Effort to Protect the Confederate Flag

July 8, 2015
Earlier today, as South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed historic legislation to remove the confederate flag from the State House grounds, Republicans in the US House of Representatives, led by California Rep. Ken Calvert, moved to defeat amendments that would have restricted the display of the confederate flag symbol on federal grounds, such as national parks and veteran cemeteries.

WED 12pm: Patients Accuse Kaiser Permanente of Prioritizing PR Over Medical Care After Retaliatory BART Ads

June 30, 2015
Telephone news press conference on Wednesday will detail charges that Kaiser launched retaliatory ad campaign after obtaining confidential documents

Courage Campaign Applauds SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

June 25, 2015
Statement from Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign on news that the US Supreme Court, in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, ruled that marriage is a fundamental constitutional right and should be extended to all same-sex couples around the country.

Courage Campaign Praises Democratic Lawmakers As California Officials Reach Budget Deal

June 16, 2015
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 -- Earlier today, Governor Jerry Brown and California lawmakers reached a budget deal that expanded on the Governor’s proposed budget by providing additional funds for childcare and preschool programs. Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement:

New BART Ads Slam Kaiser Permanente Over Longstanding Failure to Provide Legally-Mandated Mental Health Services

June 16, 2015
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 -- Starting on Tuesday, June 16 and running through the month, a new ad campaign inside BART trains throughout the Bay Area will draw attention to Kaiser Permanente’s failure to provide legally-mandated mental health services. State regulators have repeatedly reprimanded Kaiser for these failures, including a $4,000,000 fine in 2013.

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

May 26, 2015
Free Speech For People, Courage Campaign, Equal Justice Society, and Demos jointly file brief in this minimum wage case.

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

May 21, 2015
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.

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

May 18, 2015
Concerned Californians from Orange County, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, and Sacramento Unite to Save California’s Dwindling Water Supply

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

May 15, 2015
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:

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

May 13, 2015
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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