Recall Arguments

Proponent’s Recall Argument

VOTE YES to RECALL Gavin Newsom!

Over two million Californians from all walks of life signed petitions to Recall Gavin Newsom. They love our state and want to make things better. This is our chance to vote for positive change in California and elect a new Governor.

VOTE YES to RECALL Gavin Newsom. Here’s why:

Since Gavin Newsom took office, our problems have gotten worse. Gavin Newsom promised to fix the homeless problem, yet California’s homeless population increased dramatically even while he spent Billions on programs that do not work. Newsom promised to make California more affordable, but prices for gas, food, and housing have surged, making life here unaffordable for many middle and lower-income families.

Gavin Newsom promised to make California safer, but crime and homelessness have spiked since he ordered the early release of nearly twenty thousand prison inmates. Now Newsom is giving another seventy-six thousand the chance to leave prison early, making matters even worse. Gavin Newsom has continually misled the public. He arrogantly claimed to increase fire protection, yet an investigation by the non-partisan Capitol Public Radio concluded otherwise. Newsom cut 150 million dollars from the state’s fire protection budget and he misled the public about his fire protection record. To make things worse, California had a strong inmate firefighting crew. Newsom released many fire crew inmates early and cut their budget.

In November, Newsom told Californians stay home, wear masks, avoid gathering with family and friends. Days later in violation of his orders, he attended a fancy dinner with lobbyists at the exclusive French Laundry restaurant—without masks or social distancing. Newsom also secretly authorized a contract for nearly one-billion-dollars to outsource mask production to a politically connected Chinese company. The Head of that company donated tens of thousands to Newsom’s Campaign. The company was wired half a Billion dollars, without legislature approval. The governor’s office has refused to release information about this publicly. NOTE: California manufacturers could have filled the same order.

Newsom’s Employment Development Department spent over $30 billion in fraudulent payments to criminals and prison inmates, while forcing hundreds of thousands struggling, out-of-work Californians to wait months for their money. Newsom continues to mislead us. California is not “Roaring Back”. Instead, it’s on life support. His arrogance and self-dealing have made our problems worse. Crime is soaring. Homicides up 31% in 2020. Our state now has the worst homeless problem on record and the highest gas prices nationwide. The cost of living has driven many families, businesses, and corporations out of state. Public schools rank 37th K–12 overall and our roads are crumbling. Between 2008 and 2017, California had 4,300 blackouts. On Newsom’s watch, there were 25,281 blackouts in 2019 alone. Our water rationed and mismanaged forests are burning.

We deserve better. We deserve a Governor who will be honest with us. Someone who will work to solve our state’s very real problems: the cost of living, homelessness, crime, failing schools.



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Governor’s Recall Argument

The recall is an attempt by national Republicans and Trump supporters to force an election and grab power in California.

VOTE NO on the recall of Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom to stop the Republican takeover of our state.

The recall’s leading supporters are the same national Republicans who fought to overturn the presidential election and launched efforts to undermine the right to vote across the country.

Here in California, they are abusing our recall laws in order to gain power and advance their partisan agenda.

The leaders of the Republican recall seek to repeal California’s clean air protections, roll back gun safety laws and take away health care access for those who need it.

And as California makes important progress against COVID-19, handing power to Republicans and supporters of President Trump could set our state back in our fight against the pandemic.

The past year and a half has challenged us all. Facing an unprecedented global crisis, Governor Newsom followed science and moved aggressively to save lives and help those hardest hit.

Under Governor Newsom’s leadership, our state is beating the pandemic. Californians have some of the highest vaccination levels in the country—leaving us better protected against variants than most other states.

Now, Governor Newsom is focused on our state’s economic and job recovery.

He believes we must use this once in a lifetime moment to come together and ensure every resident—regardless of their race or zip code—can live a better life.

That’s why he passed his $100 billion California Comeback Plan—the largest economic recovery package in state history. Under the plan, two in three Californian families are receiving at least $600 in direct relief, and 200,000 small businesses will benefit from our relief programs.

Governor Newsom is pursuing major new solutions for our most pressing challenges—homelessness, education, infrastructure and wildfires.

But all of our residents’ sacrifice and our state’s progress could be put at risk if this partisan, Republican recall succeeds.

That’s why Democrats and independents across the state and nation—including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris—oppose the recall. They believe Governor Newsom should be allowed to finish the job.

VOTE NO on the recall to stop this Republican power grab.

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