Camp Courage is coming to Fresno!

This message was posted at the request and on behalf of:    David Fleck, the Grassroots Organizing Coordinator with the Courage Campaign Equality Program.

Dear Friend —

What will it take to repeal Prop 8?

A grassroots army of activists empowered with the tools and skills necessary to effectively organize their own communities — especially in communities like
Fresno .

That’s what propelled Barack Obama into the White House and that’s what it will take to restore marriage equality to
California .


That’s why we are bringing our " Camp Courage " training program to
Fresno on March 7-8. Inspired by " Camp Obama ," Camp Courage uses community organizing methods that have developed leaders and nurtured progressive social movements for decades.

Our first Camp Courage in
Los Angeles received phenomenal reviews from participants, with evaluations averaging 9.36 on a scale of 1 to 10. We chose
Fresno as the next Camp Courage location because we believe Central Valley activists are at ground zero in
California ‘s marriage equality movement.

Fresno ‘s intensive two-day training will teach participants about community organizing, empowerment, team building, leadership development, voter persuasion and more. With these tools, participants will be primed to organize their own communities, door-to-door, neighbor-to-neighbor across all 58 counties of
California .

We want you to be at Camp Courage in
Fresno on March 7-8. But first, we need you to fill out a short application. Space is limited, so please apply now before the event is full:

Who is planning and organizing Camp Courage in
Fresno ? Veteran organizers like Torie Osborn, Mike Bonin and Lisa Powell.Osborn currently advises Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and has previously served as the Executive Director of the Liberty Hill Foundation and theNational Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Bonin, a longtime campaign staffer and community activist, was a regional Field Organizer for the Obama campaign. Powell is an attorney, longtime trainer, community leader, and co-founder of United Lesbians of African Heritage.

Together, Torie, Mike and Lisa are recruiting the best trainers and building a training curriculum for Camp Courage Fresno that will help activists create the kind of people-powered movement that helped Barack Obama become president and that will restore marriage equality to
California .

Spots are filling up fast for
Fresno ‘s Camp Courage on March 7-8. Please fill out our short application below ASAP so you can be there:

What will it take to build a people-powered army to repeal Prop 8?

You. And your friends. If you know people who think grassroots community organizing is the key to restoring marriage equality to
California , please forward this message to them right now.

Thank you for helping us serve the people and organizations building the marriage equality movement.

Rick Jacobs



Courage Campaign Issues is part of the Courage Campaign’s online organizing network that empowers over 600,000 grassroots and netroots activists to push for progressive change in

Here’s a little introduction to what Camp Courage is all about. I will be there, I hope to see you there too!      ~Brooke



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