Reasons to Recall Governor Gavin Newsom

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As Governor of California, Newsom:

Closed Churches amidst COVID-19 Pandemic, while Condoning Hundreds Protesting in the Streets

Newsom issued stay-at-home orders on March 19th, 2020. He ordered

the closing of places of worship and restricted their capacity. (

In June, he stated and tweeted “Everyone has the right to protest

peacefully,” contrary to his strict restrictions for churches. Churches could

not gather in groups over 100, but hundreds of protesters could gather in

the streets. 

Granted Clemency for Felons: Those Who Raped, Murdered, and Committed Heinous Crimes Against Children

In 2020, Gov. Newsom reduced the sentences of 26 California prison inmates, including 10 convicted of homicides, and granted 5 other pardons.

Expanded Access to Abortion for College Students

Signed SB 24, requiring student health centers located on campuses within the University of California or California State University system to provide abortion pills after January 1, 2023.

Signed Bill that Allows Male Inmates to Transfer to Women’s Prisons

September 26, 2020, Newsom signed SB 132 into law, allowing men who identify as transgender to transfer to female prisons. Since the signing of the bill, hundreds of men have already requested transfers. These men are not required to obtain any trans services such as hormone treatment or surgeries.

Designated CA as Sanctuary State for Those in the U.S. Illegally

During his inaugural 2019 address, Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged “sanctuary to all who seek it."

Outlawed Suspension and Expulsion of Defiant Students

In 2019, signed a law that prohibits the suspension of any pupil in kindergarten or grades 1 to 5, and the expulsion of any pupil in kindergarten through 12th grade who disrupts school activities or otherwise willfully defies the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, or school officials.

Legalized Cross-sex Hormones for Youth

AB 2218 was signed by Newsom on September 26, 2020. The bill allows minors with gender dysphoria to be given cross-sex hormones that can cause sterilization.

Closed Public Schools for Over a Year

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Newsom implemented a lockdown that shut down in-person schooling in 32 counties for over a year.

Lowered Penalties for Sex Offenders

SB 145 was signed by Newsom on September 11, 2020. Regarding sexual crimes against minors, SB 145 removes the requirement to register as a sex offender if the perpetrator is within 10 years of the victim.

Under Newsom’s Leadership, California experienced:

  • Highest Homeless Population in our Nation
  • Highest State Income Tax in our Nation
  • Highest Gas Tax in our Nation before the Corona Virus
  • Record Breaking Wildfires

The recall election will take place on:

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Mail-in-ballots will be sent out the week of:

Monday, August 16, 2021

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