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Courage Campaign Responds to Ryan As VP Pick

Monday, August 13, 2012

CJ Frogozo, 310.570.2622,
Tim Rusch, 917.399.0236,

Statement from Rick Jacobs, founder of the Courage Campaign, on the news that Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan to be his running mate:

“Paul Ryan is co-starring with Mitt Romney in Back to the Future IV. He’s the right-wing sequel that takes us back to before Medicare, before Roe v. Wade, before Social Security, before the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.  Just when we thought Mitt could not get worse, he did. If Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney get the Back to the Future machine, which in their hands the White House would be, rich white men will own everything—the middle class, the poor, women, LGBT people, the elderly—anyone who’s different be damned.”


Courage Campaign Super PAC has joined with American Bridge 21st Century to create “Mitt Gets Worse,” a campaign to highlight Mitt Romney’s record on LGBT issues. For more, visit:

# # # # # is an online organizing network that empowers more than 750,000 grassroots and netroots activists to push for progressive change and full equality in California and across the country. As a leading multi-issue advocacy organization, Courage Campaign’s work is supported by thousands of small donations from our diverse community.

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