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.

TONIGHT: Candlelight Vigil at State Capitol Urges Gov. Brown to Sign the LIFE Act, Enacting Common Sense Gun Safety Reforms in California

October 10, 2013
Thursday, 10 October 2013 -- On Thursday, October 10th at 6:30pm PT, activists and concerned citizens from around California will gather for a candlelight vigil urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the LIFE (Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement) Act and expand common sense gun safety measures statewide. At the vigil, activists from, joined by PICO, Physicians for Social Responsibility, California Federation of Teachers, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Alliance for Justice, California Church Impact, Cleveland School Remembers, the Brady Campaign and other concerned Californians will read the names of the 1136 Californians’ that have died since the Newtown School Shooting to remind Gov. Brown how much California needs this set of legislation.

Courage Campaign Demands CA GOP Apologize for Racist, Sexist Anti-Hillary Clinton Buttons Sold at Republican Party Convention

October 7, 2013
Monday, 07 October 2013 -- The California-based progressive organization is slamming the California GOP, demanding an apology for selling racist, sexist and objectifying anti-Hillary Clinton buttons at the California Republican Party annual convention held over the weekend.

Courage Campaign Demands Members of Congress Not Get Paid During Government Shutdown

October 1, 2013
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 -- As the federal government shutdown begins to impact the United States, a new petition by the California-based is demanding that members of Congress not be paid during the crisis.

THURSDAY: Celebs Join Political & LGBT Leaders For 3rd Annual Spirit of Courage Awards at the Page M

September 25, 2013
Thursday, 26 September 2013 -- Emmy Award-Winning Actor Dan Bucatinsky to Present Awards And Mayor Garcetti To Speak At Annual Awards Sponsored by Tobey Maguire, Nancy Meyers, Norman and Lyn Lear, HBO, The David Geffen Foundation

Courage Campaign Reacts to the Latest Court Order on CA's Prison Deal

September 25, 2013
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 -- Courage Campaign Reacts to the Latest Court Order on CA's Prison Deal

VICTORY: Major Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Passes; Awaits Governor Brown's Signature

September 13, 2013
Thursday, 12 September 2013 --, Leading Group Pushing For the Legislative Package, Applauds Todays' Vote; Demands Governor Sign Lifesaving Legislation

Courage Campaign's Paul Song on California's Proposed Prison Deal

September 10, 2013
Monday, 09 September 2013 -- Courage Campaign reacts to California's proposed prison deal.

Courage Campaign on CA Senator Darrell Steinberg's Prison Plan:

August 30, 2013
Thursday, 29 August 2013 -- Courage Campaign on California State Senator Darrell Steinberg's Prison Plan:

Statement by Dr. Paul Song on Governor Brown’s Announcement to Reduce the Prison Population

August 28, 2013
Wednesday, 27 August 2013 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song on Governor Brown’s Announcement to Reduce the Prison Population

Progressive Groups Target Iconic Olympic Sponsor Visa Over Russia’s Anti-LGBT Laws

August 22, 2013
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 -- National progressive groups, Courage Campaign and Democracy for America, demanded that iconic Olympic corporate sponsor Visa stand up against Russia’s anti-LGBT law and speak out in favor of LGBT rights ahead of the upcoming Sochi Olympics. The groups are calling on their combined 1.75 million members to urge Visa to break their silence on Russia’s human rights violations.


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