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Courage Campaign on DNC Marriage Equality Platform

Monday, July 30, 2012

Doug Gordon : (202) 494-5141:

Statement of Rick Jacobs, founder of the Courage Campaign, on news that the DNC platform will call for Marriage Equality:

“This is a historic move by the Democratic Party that places it squarely on the right side of history, alongside President Obama. For the first time a major US political party has embraced gay and lesbian people as full Americans.  We applaud the platform committee for having the courage to stand up for all Americans. Today’s move shows how far our nation has moved on this issue and for anyone who claims there’s no difference between the two parties, this should make crystal clear which party stands for equality for all Americans and which party still looks to divide our nation.”

Courage Campaign Super PAC has joined with American Bridge 21st Century to launch “Mitt Gets Worse” which is 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