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Courage Campaign on CA Gov. Brown’s State of the State

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Brett Abrams : 516-841-1105 :

Statement by Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of Courage Campaign, on Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State:

“For the first time in 20 years, a Governor has delivered a state of the state address without the heavy burden of a crushing deficit and the need for additional massive spending cuts for vital programs.

We congratulate the governor on this first tune in two decades balancing act. It would have been impossible without the strong progressive movement that made Proposition 30 possible.

The time is now to build ” the California dream”, and not just to focus on balancing a budget that enshrines college education put of teach for too many, healthcare and jobs for too few, and leaving those without critical services for those that most need them.

We call on our governor and the new two thirds Democratic majority to look to and build the future.”

For more information, or for interviews please contact Brett Abrams at 516-841-1105 or by email

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Courage California, formerly Courage Campaign, works to unite communities organizing for progressive change, fight the forces of corruption, and hold our representatives to account in order to ensure that California’s elected officials act with courage. Our community of members envision California as a model of progressive, equitable, and truly representative democracy that sets the standard for our country.


Angela Chavez