Press Releases

We are an online community powered by more than one million members fighting for a more progressive California and country. On this page you will find an archive of our official press releases from current and past actions.

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Courage Campaign Applauds Governor Brown (D-CA) Signing SB1010

September 29, 2014
Monday, 29 September 2014 -- Statement from Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign on Gov. Jerry Brown signing SB1010.

Courage Campaign Demands CPUC President Step Down Over Improper Communications with PG&E

September 15, 2014
Monday, 15 September 2014 -- Courage Campaign Demands CPUC President Step Down Over Improper Communications with PG&E

Protests Across California to Demand Proposition 49 Back on the Ballot

August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 -- Californians to Organize in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento for Prop 49

Walgreens Backs Down: Will Remain A US Company

August 7, 2014
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 -- Statement from Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the Courage Campaign on news that Walgreens will not move their corporate headquarters to Switzerland, remaining an American company.

Thousands Petition Walgreens to Remain an American Company; Outrage Over Plan to Dodge Billions in Taxes by Moving to Switzerland

July 30, 2014
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 -- Around the country, nearly 22,000 people have signed onto a new campaign by the California-based Courage Campaign after news broke that Walgreens -- the largest pharmacy chain in America -- is attempting to dodge billions of dollars in taxes by shifting its corporate address from Illinois to Switzerland, a notorious tax haven, while keeping the majority of its business and locations in the US.

Courage Campaign on Obama's EO: "Another Historic Milestone As We Create A More Just And Equal Workplace For All"

July 21, 2014
Monday, 21 June 2014 -- Statement from Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the Courage Campaign, on today’s executive order banning LGBT workplace discrimination for federal contractors.

Courage Campaign Slams Proposed Initiative to Split California Into Six States

July 15, 2014
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign on the proposed ballot initiative to split California into six States:

Courage Campaign Slams Passage of AB 2372 As Smokescreen That Fails To Address the Major Problem

May 30, 2014
Thursday, 29 May 2014 -- Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign, on news that AB 2372, a commercial property tax reform measure, passed the California Assembly:

Courage Campaign Slams Gov. Brown's Revised Budget, Outrage Over $500 Million More for Incarceration

May 13, 2014
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 -- "Much to our dismay, Governor Brown’s revised 2014 budget still refuses to acknowledge that 9 million Californians (25%) currently live in poverty, the highest poverty rate in the nation. California already has a rainy day fund, and it’s called the Health and Human Services Budget," explained Dr. Paul Song in a statement.

California Groups Unite to Reject Gov. Brown's Budget Proposal, Hundreds Rally in Sacramento for More Money to Education & Human Services

April 30, 2014
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 -- Saying to the Governor “it’s raining now”, mid-day on Tuesday, April 29th hundreds of umbrellas opened up on the steps of the Capitol as students, educators, parents and health & welfare advocates showed up with a 2014/15 budget proposal of their own - one that calls for $5 billion more in funding going towards the urgent needs of California’s families and children. While not rejecting the Governor’s rainy day fund or debt repayment plans outright, the group wants to see the funding to them reduced, as well as a reduction in funding for prison expansion. The group is also calling for an Oil Extraction Tax that would raise $2 billion. California is the only oil-producing state without such a tax.

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