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 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. Launches LIFE Lantern Vote Tracker Ahead of CA Assembly Vote on Gun Safety Bills

August 12, 2013
Monday, 12 August 2013 -- On Tuesday, August 13th, six out of the the seven bills making up the Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement (LIFE) Act will be heard in the State Assembly’s Public Safety Committee. As Assemblymembers prepare to vote, the California-based is launching a new website, The LIFE Lantern, to shine a light on each Assemblymember, their history of voting on gun safety bills, their grade from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and whether or not they are committed to supporting the LIFE Act.

Dr. Paul Song To Lead Courage Campaign

August 6, 2013
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 -- Group Makes Announcement As Founder Rick Jacobs Takes Leave Of Absence To Join Garcetti Administration

Courage Campaign Urges LA City Council to Sever "Sister-City" Status with St. Petersburg, Over Rising, Legally Sanctioned Discrimination Against LGBT People in Russia

July 31, 2013
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 -- In a new petition, the California-based Courage Campaign is urging the Los Angeles City Council to sever their “sister-city” relationship with St. Petersburg in Russia, over the rising tide of government sanctioned violence and discrimination against LGBT people in the country.

As Congress Finalizes Student Loan Rate Increase, Courage Campaign Urges Napolitano to Stand Up for California Students

July 23, 2013
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 -- As Congress finalizes a deal to dramatically increase student loan interest rates, a new petition from urges former Sec. Janet Napolitano, and incoming President of the University of California system, to stand up for California students by disavowing the current deal and endorsing real student loan reform.