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Courage Campaign’s Paul Song on California’s Proposed Prison Deal

Monday, 09 September 2013

Doug Gordon (202) 494-5141,

Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based, on the prison deal:

“Our voices have been heard. Today’s announcement of a compromise prison plan is a testament to the power of California voters who after passing Prop 30, refused to simply watch as the Governor squandered our tax dollars. Courage Campaign members and our coalition partners stood up to the most powerful politicians in the state and made it clear that endless expansion of prison capacity for the benefit of private corporations has no place in California. We will continue to fight for a saner, more fiscally responsible approach to both sentencing and incarceration to create a justice system worthy of our great state.”

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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