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 Slams the Senate’s Failure to Pass the Military Justice Improvement Act

March 6, 2014
Thursday, 06 March 2014 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based, on today’s vote on the Senate’s failure to pass the Military Justice Improvement Act, by a vote of 55-45.

TODAY: Rallies in LA and SF Demand Big Oil Stop Blocking Education Funding in CA, National “Higher Ed, Not Debt” Campaign Launches

March 6, 2014
Thursday, 06 March 2014 -- With student debt reaching over $1 trillion and college tuition continuing to skyrocket, dozens of organizations representing students, youth, labor, veterans and policy organizations are coming together to unite their efforts to tackle what has become a student debt crisis in America. Higher Ed, Not Debt -- a new, multi-year campaign to address the twin issues of education debt and college affordability -- will launch on Thursday, March 6, with dozens of events across the country. Here in California, events will be held in Los Angeles and San Francisco, hosted by ReFund California, a coalition of community, online, and labor organizations across the state.

TODAY: Press Conference at the Capitol in Sacramento Urges Legislators to Resist the Influence of ALEC

February 12, 2014
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 -- On Wednesday, February 12th, concerned Californians joined by members of Common Cause and will hold a press conference outside the State Capitol in Sacramento in protest of the right-wing corporate front group, ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. Activists will then deliver Just Say NO to ALEC letters to every legislator.

Groups Applaud Michael Sam’s Courage, Remind Leagues and Fans that “Only Talent Should Matter”

February 11, 2014
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 -- Joint statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based, and Brian Kitts, Co-Founder of the You Can Play Project, on news that Michael Sam might become the first openly-gay professional football player if drafted into the NFL:

Courage Campaign Hails Court Ruling as a Victory for Opponents of Gov. Brown’s Original Prison Plan

February 11, 2014
Monday, 10 February 2014 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based, in reaction to news that federal judges granted California an additional two years to reduce the State’s overcrowded prison inmate population. The decision is a victory for those who fought to block Gov. Jerry Brown’s original plan to fund new private, for-profit prisons and out-of-state prison transfers to address overcrowding in California prisons:

TUESDAY: Protest Outside SD Lincoln Club Over Racist Smear Attack in Mayoral Race

February 4, 2014
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 -- Local San Diego residents and ACCE PAC leaders will be joined by national Latino organization and California online progressive group in presenting thousands of petition signatures at the headquarters of the conservative Lincoln Club. Th e petition signatures are in protest of the use of campaign tactics peddling dog-whistle racism in the San Diego Mayoral race.

Courage Campaign Praises Rep. Waxman for Long Career As a Champion of the American People

January 30, 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014 -- Upon hearing the news that Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D) of California was retiring after 20-terms in the House of Representatives, Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign and a constituent of Rep. Waxman, issued the following statement praising Waxman for a long career of being a champion of the American people.

3500 Join Oscar-Winning Composer Stephen Schwartz in Dropping VISA Over Failure to Speak Out Against Russia's Anti-LGBT Policies

January 30, 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014 -- By Friday, February 7th, the opening day of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, more than 3,500 VISA customers and members of the California-based will join renowed Oscar and Grammy-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz, in dropping the credit card company over its refusal to speak out against Russia’s anti-LGBT laws. VISA, a global sponsor of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia has remained silent about Russia’s draconian anti-LGBT laws that make a mockery of the Olympic Games as an international celebration of diversity and community.

Courage Campaign Urges Gov. Brown to Follow Obama’s Lead and Focus on Inequality Over Debt

January 29, 2014
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 -- After President Obama's State of the Union address last night, Courage Campaign urges Gov. Brown to follow Obama’s lead and focus on inequality over debt

Courage Campaign Reacts to Gov. Brown's State of the State

January 22, 2014
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based, on Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature today.


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