Governor Newsom’s Statement
State law allows an elected official whose recall is being sought to file a statement for inclusion in county voter information pamphlets. The following statement was submitted by Governor Newsom to the San Francisco Department of Elections:
The past year and a half has challenged us all. But Californians met the moment.
Our state followed science and moved aggressively to save lives and help those hardest hit.
Thanks to your collective efforts, California is beating the pandemic.
Californians have some of the best vaccination levels in the country – leaving us better protected against variants than most other states.
Now, California is making a comeback.
I believe California must use this once in a lifetime moment to come together and ensure every resident – regardless of their race or zip code – can benefit from our recovery.
That’s why I launched the $100 billion California Comeback Plan – the biggest economic recovery package in state history.
Two in three Californian families are receiving at least $600 in direct relief, and 200,000 small businesses will benefit from our relief programs.
We are investing in solutions for our most pressing challenges – homelessness, education, infrastructure and wildfires.
But all of your sacrifice and our state’s progress could be put at risk if this recall succeeds.
I ask you to vote NO on the recall so we can get back to what matters – our recovery and solving our state’s biggest challenges.