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.

BREAKING: Kamala Harris Tops 2016 CA Senate Pulse Poll

January 22, 2015
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.

TMRW: Funeral Marches & Rallies in SF and LA Mark the 5th Anniversary of Citizens United

January 20, 2015
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 -- To mark the 5th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s deeply misguided Citizens United decision, Courage Campaign -- in partnership with more than a dozen other organizations -- will hold “Mourning in America” funeral marches in San Francisco and Los Angeles to mourn the “loss of democracy in America.”

Liberal Groups Team Up to Poll CA Voters on 2016 Democratic Senate Picks

January 15, 2015
Thursday, 15 January 2015 -- The California-based Courage Campaign is teaming up with Democracy for America to launch a new microsite aimed at gauging the opinions of California voters on their 2016 picks for Barbara Boxer’s senate seat. The poll will be open starting today, January 15th and will remain open through January 21st. Results will be released when the poll closes.

Thousands of Kaiser Customers to CEO: "Stop Putting Mental Health Patients Lives At Risk"

January 13, 2015
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 -- More than 12,000 people, including nearly 5,000 Kaiser customers, have personally emailed Kaiser executives by signing onto a new petition from the California-based Courage Campaign urging the company to stop putting mental health patients lives at risk and immediately reduce wait times for those seeking critical treatment. The petition stands in solidarity with the nearly 3,000 mental health clinicians from Kaiser Permanente -- represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers -- who went on strike yesterday to protest the chronic mental healthcare failures of the health insurance giant.

Courage Campaign Hits Gov. Brown’s 2015 Proposed Budget Plan for Failing to Invest in Californians

January 9, 2015
Friday, 09 January 2015 -- Statement from Eddie Kurtz, executive director of the California-based Courage Campaign, on Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget plan for 2015:

Courage Campaign Reacts to Gov. Brown’s Inaugural Address

January 5, 2015
Monday, 05 January 2015 -- Statement from Eddie Kurtz, executive director of the California-based Courage Campaign, on Governor Jerry Brown’s 2015 Inaugural Address.

Group Demands CA State Sen. Anderson Disclose Details of Secret Meeting with ALEC Lobbyist in DC

December 5, 2014
Friday, 05 December 2014 -- The California-based Courage Campaign is demanding that California State Senator Joel Anderson disclose details on his secret lunch meeting with Geico lobbyist Cinda Smith at Bistro Bis, a four-star restaurant on Capitol Hill. Geico is a member of ALEC -- the American Legislative Exchange Council -- a notorious, right-wing corporate “dating service” connecting corporate-friendly legislators and lobbyists.

Eddie Kurtz Named Courage Campaign’s New Executive Director

November 12, 2014
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 -- Courage Campaign, California’s largest online progressive organization made up of more than 900,000 members, announced today that Eddie Kurtz, currently leading the group’s online operations as Political Director, will be taking over as Executive Director of the organization.

Dr. Paul Song Reacts to the Defeat of Prop 45, Passage of Prop 47 in CA

November 5, 2014
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 -- Statement from Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign, on the results of California ballot initiatives.

SUNDAY: Group Delivers Petition to Carl DeMaio¹s Campaign HQ Demanding Apology for Sexist Emails

November 2, 2014
Sunday, 02 November 2014 -- On Sunday, November 2nd, activists from the Courage Campaign SuperPAC will deliver more than 5,000 signatures to Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio’s campaign office demanding a public apology over leaked emails that revealed misogynistic comments about the Deputy Campaign Manager of his opponent, Scott Peters.


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