Camp Courage Sacramento

Posted on November 6, 2009


Saddened and angry about the anti-equalitty vote in Maine on Tuesday but excited about the progress we made in Kalamazoo and Washington state, i am REALLY excited to be participating in the following grassroots training this weekend. i really want to be an active participant in seeing marriage equality restored in California. If you are in Sacramento or nearby, PLEASE consider signing up and joining us! Allies welcome too!




Welcome to Camp Courage Sacramento!

We can’t wait to meet you, work with you, and learn from you this weekend as we continue the important work of helping build a movement for marriage equality and social change across California.

Inspired by the “Camp Obama” trainings that powered neighbor-to-neighbor organizing across America in 2008, Camp Courage is an intensive two-day training designed to teach the principles and skills of community organizing to activists working to restore marriage equality to California.

Drawing on techniques honed for decades by progressive social movements, Camp Courage teaches empowerment, team building, leadership development, and grassroots organizing skills.

We are humbled by the response to Camp Courage Sacramento and we are looking forward to your involvement as well as your feedback so that future Camp Courage trainings can be even better.

Camp Courage Sacramento is just hours away. And here is everything you need to know before we see each other on Saturday morning:


WHEN: Saturday, November 7, and Sunday, November 8

Full-day participation required both Saturday and Sunday. Please also allow extra travel time so you can be on time to the opening session.

8:30-9 a.m.: Registration. DON’T BE LATE!
9 a.m.: SHARP! Training begins
5:30 p.m.: Training ends

Elks Tower
921 11th Street, Suite 210 (2nd Floor)
Sacramento, CA 95812


PARKING: City Hall Garage (11th & I). Weekend Rates: $5 daily maximum charge

FOOD: A small continental breakfast will be provided but it is necessary for participants to bring their own lunch to Camp Courage on both Saturday and Sunday. As lunch time is limited and there will be no time to leave the Camp venue to purchase lunch, please make arrangements before you arrive at Camp to bring lunch with you.

STONEWALL DEMOCRATS SATURDAY NIGHT SOCIAL RECEPTION: Join your fellow leaders, facilitators and activists at a mixer directly following Camp Courage on Saturday evening, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Stonewall Democrats are graciously sponsoring this event, organized by fellow activists Cooper Rae and Steve Hansen, at The Verge Art Gallery in Downtown Sacramento.  There will a number of special guest speakers, including local politicians. Come network with other Sacramento area activists and start making plans to restore marriage equality to California.

The address of The Verge is 1900 V St., Sacramento, CA 95818. There is ample free parking both in a parking lot there and on the street.  Food and beverage will be provided, including alcoholic beverages for our guests 21 and over. A $10 donation is requested but not required.

NEED A PLACE TO STAY?: The Greens Hotel, a hip boutique hotel in Sacramento, is giving a 20% discount for Camp Courage participants. Please mention the “Camp Courage” discount rate when making your reservation:

NEED A RIDE? SPECIAL OFFER ON TRANSPORTATION NEEDS: To make Camp more accessible for those commuting, Sacramento activist Mario Guerrero, Camp Courage Sacramento Transportation Coordinator, is organizing carpools.

If you are interested in finding transportation to the Camp Courage training or if you are able to provide transportation, please contact Mario and let him know. Please contact him and tell him who you are, where you are coming from, and whether you need or can give a ride. He will then match you up with people from your area.

Please contact Mario Guerrero ASAP at

ACTION BOARD: Many participants already work or volunteer with one of the organizations working on marriage equality. We are providing an Action Board where each group can post information about upcoming actions and activities.

If you have any additional questions about the training, please direct them to ““.

Thanks so much, and we look forward to meeting you this weekend!

Mike Bonin
Camp Courage Program Director

The Courage Campaign is part of the Courage Campaign’s online organizing network that empowers more than 700,000 grassroots and netroots supporters to push for progressive change and full equality in California and across the country.



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