Courage Campaign in the News

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AFP's Robert Lever talks to Rick Jacobs and discusses's effort to save the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Company from the Koch Brothers.
In the spring of 2013, amid rising cases of sexual assault in the military, Rep. Speier (D-CA) introduced legislation -- the STOP Act -- to remove the issue from military control. The STOP Act takes the prosecution, reporting, oversight, investigation, and victim care of sexual assaults out of normal chain of command and places jurisdiction in an autonomous Sexual Assault Oversight and Response Office made up of military and civilian experts. Courage Campaign garnered over 75,000 signatures in support of Rep. Speier's bill. KQED covers the issue in this piece.
In a segment on Southern California's NPR Affiliate (KPCC), host Madeline Brand discusses our campaign to save the Los Angeles Times and its respected, independent journalism from the right-wing Koch brothers.
In this piece, The Guardian's Roy Greenslade reports on the more than 250,000 signatures opposing a sale of the Tribune Company and its newspapers to the right-wing Koch brothers. The signatures were gathered by Courage Campaign, Daily Kos and its allies around the country. Greenslade also reports on our letters written by to Bruce Karsh, chair of the Tribune board, and protests outside the Tribune headquarters by allies in Chicago.
On May 9, 2013, Courage Campaign and its partner at Forecast the Facts launched a month-long advertising swarm on both and, targeting LA-area readers to warn them that their newspaper is about to become the next FOX News if the Tribune Company is sold to the right-wing Koch Brothers. The New York Times' Adam Nagourney and Christine Haughney cover the advertising buy and our campaign in this piece.
In this segment on Northern California's NPR affiliate (KQED), during The Forum with Michael Krasny, guests discuss Courage Campaign's efforts to save the Los Angeles Times from the Koch brothers.
The Christian Science Monitor covers the statement of Chair and Founder Rick Jacobs concerning the new proposal from the Boy Scouts to permit openly gay scouts to participate.
In this piece, the Wall Street Journal covers the petition signatures gathered by Courage Campaign and Daily Kos in opposition to a sale of the Tribune Company and its newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, to the right-wing Koch brothers.
The AP covers our efforts to end campaign donations to the four Senate Democrats who voted against background checks for gun purchases.
The Advocate, America's leading LGBT newsmagazine, covers our statement concerning a proposal to permit openly gay scouts in the Boy Scouts, but still deny gays from becoming scout leaders.


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