Courage Campaign in the News

Reuters Cites Courage Campaigns Opposition to the Campaign to break California into six state

The billionaire backer of a long-shot effort to break California into six separate states submitted signatures to state officials on Tuesday aimed at putting his proposal before voters in 2016.

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The Los Angeles Times talks to Dr. Paul Song on CA's Senate Education Committee Shelving the Oil Severence Tax

Dozens of controversial state bills were shelved Friday by legislative committees, including measures that would provide healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, impose a tax on oil drilled from the ground and require campaign contributions to be reported within 24 hours.

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The Sacramento Bee picks up Courage Campaign's Reaction to Gov. Brown's Budget Revise

Here are some reactions to Gov. Jerry Brown's May budget revision:

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KPBS: Progressive Groups Want $5 Billion More In California Budget

Deep discontent with Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal among California progressives is prompting a coordinated campaign for more spending on education and health care programs.With most Democratic lawmakers unwilling to criticize their own party’s governor in an election year, outside progressive groups are taking up the fight to restore previous budget cuts. They’re planning a rally Tuesday outside the state Capitol. “In a robust time where we have this type of surplus but nobody is really hurting, then I think it’s prudent to sock more money away for a rainy day fund,” says Paul Song with the Courage Campaign. “But right now, when we have so many people that are suffering, we want to see that money go to help the people that have really sacrificed for the last several years in a down economy.”

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The San Francisco Chronicle talks to Courage Campaign's Dr. Paul Son on Mozilla, Tech Companies and LGBT Rights

When Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was shown the door after being outed for giving $1,000 to Proposition 8's campaign to ban same-sex marriage in California, it was a turning point for both the gay rights movement and for Silicon Valley.

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The Associated Press talks to Courage Campaign's Dr. Paul Song on Guns and State Sen. Yee's Indictment

Gun-control groups said Thursday they were trying to find a new legislative leader to champion firearms restrictions after one of their most outspoken supporters was charged in a federal gun-trafficking case.

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Courage Campaign's Eddie Kurtz Talks Corporate Pervsion of Education and Media on HuffPo Live

The cost of corporate perversion in education: Alyona Minkovski, Integrity in Education's Sabrina Stevens, Courage Campaign's Eddie Kurtz, and David Sirota discuss on HuffPost Live!

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VICTORY: Courage Campaign Cited by the San Diego Union-Tribune As Lincoln Club CEO Steps Down

SAN DIEGO — The president and chief executive officer of the Lincoln Club of San Diego County that produced some of the most controversial campaign ads in San Diego’s mayoral election is leaving the business-oriented group.

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The Huffington Post: Protesters Demand Google Stop Funding Climate Change Deniers

SAN FRANCISCO -- Several dozen people gathered at Google’s headquarters on Tuesday to protest the company's membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a right-wing group known to be one of the most influential climate change deniers.

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The San Francisco Chronicle Notes Courage Campaign in Celebrating 10 Years Since Gavin Newsom's Winter of Love

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is celebrating a landmark in gay and lesbian rights — the decade since Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin first said their vows in San Francisco’s City Hall, marking the start of the “Winter of Love” that fueled the national movement toward marriage equality.

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San Diego City Beat notes Courage Campaign joining Latino Groups to Oppose the Lincoln Club's Racist Mailer

To say some political campaigns are deceitful is like saying the grass is green, the sun is hot and the Denver Broncos lost. That said, what San Diego is witnessing from the Lincoln Club of San Diego County this election season may well be shattering records for dastardliness.

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KPBS cites Courage Campaign's opposition to the Lincoln Club's Racist Mailer

The organizations presente.org and the Courage Campaign have said a recent mailer sent out by the conservative-leaning Lincoln Club is using subtle images of mayoral candidate City Councilman David Alvarez to suggest that he is a gang member.

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Sochi: Oscar Winner Protesting Visa Over Russia's Anti-Gay Laws (Exclusive)

Composer Stephen Schwartz joins Courage Campaign in urging people to ditch the Olympic sponsor, telling THR it should have spoken out against the policy: "I don't see any difference between what the Russians did in their laws and what Hitler did with his laws."

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