"Liquid Courage" -- the official Netroots Nation '13
Book your travel accordingly! On Wednesday, June 19th, Courage Campaign will host "Liquid Courage" at the Tech Museum of Innovation from 7:30-9:30, across the street from the San Jose Convention Center and major conference hotels. Gov. Howard Dean will be our featured guest on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his campaign which in many ways took off right here in California. There will also be robots, virtual reality, a California-themed photo booth and of course, special "Liquid Courage" cocktails to welcome Netroots Nation's 2,000+ attendees to our beautiful state. Don't miss it!
Team Courage runs the Los Angeles Marathon!
More than twenty runners joined Team Courage, to support the Courage Campaign Institute, on March 17, 2013 by running the Los Angeles Marathon. The runners were sponsored by their friends, family, and colleagues and raised more than $25,000 for our LGBT Equality work. We had a team running in 2012 too, and we expect to break all records for number of runners and dollars raised in 2014. So, come on out and join the fun by signing up to run with Courage in March 2014. We'll give you a great team technical running shirt to train in or to wear on race day.
Here is a special opportunity available only to charities raising money at the marathon: you can share the task with a friend! Yes, you can run half the marathon and get a friend to run the other half. Together you cover the distance and together you raise funds to support our equality and public-education work. So, get some running shoes, check back here soon to sign up for the team in 2014 and get ready to have fun and be in the best shape of your life.
We want you on the team and you don't have to live in LA to join. Many of the 2012 and 2013 runners traveled from out of state and made a weekend of the trip to Southern California to run the marathon and raise crucial funds for Courage Campaign Institute.
The Spirit of Courage Awards
The Spirit of Courage Award is presented each fall to someone who exemplifies Courage in the fight for a more fair and just society.
In 2011, during a reception at the LA County Museum of Natural History, Rick Jacobs presented the first Spirit of Courage Award to legendary television producer Marcy Carsey whose groundbreaking work in television brought an expanded vision of diversity and American life to the millions of people who considered her shows "must-see" TV. Her philanthropic work in subsequent years is a testament to her deep concern for others and her desire to create a more just and joyful world.
In the fall of 2012, we presented the Spirit of Courage Award to California Attorney general Kamala Harris for her steadfast commitment to equality and her support of home-owner rights, and the Brian and Patrick Burke for their marvelous work in creating the You Can Play Project. Through You Can Play, the Burkes are making professional sports and sports venues safe for LGBT athletes and fans alike.
Stay tuned for information about the 2013 Spirit of Courage Awards. There will be opportunities for sponsorship and for Courage members to purchase tickets to the party!