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Courage Campaign: Villaraigosa Should Resign From ‘Fix the Debt’ Campaign

Thursday, 06 December 2012

Doug Gordon : 202-494-5141 :

Courage Campaign Joins Effort To Get Mayor Villaraigosa To Resign From Fix The Debt Campaign

Statement of Rick Jacobs, chair and founder of Courage Campaign:

“The so-called ‘Campaign to Fix the Debt’ is nothing more than a front group to protect tax cuts for the wealthy while balancing the budget on the backs of the poor and elderly. The fact that Mayor Villaragosa, or any other Democrat that claims to want to protect Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, would join this effort is nothing short of shameful. Villaragosa should spend his time focusing on the needs of Los Angeles not working as a front man for corporate CEOs looking to protect their tax cuts. Mayor Villaragosa should resign immediately.”

Courage Campaign is joining a campaign started on that has already gathered more than 11,000 signatures:

You can learn more about the Campaign to Fix the Debt here:

# # # # # 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