Gavin Newsom Defeated California Recall Election in Historic Vote
The unofficial results show Californians overwhelmingly supported Gavin Newsom – 63.9% of voters opposed the recall, while only 36.1% supported it. (Final results will be released around October 22nd.)
Speaking on Tuesday night, Governor Newsom said,
“No is not the only thing we said tonight. We said yes to science. We said yes to vaccines. We said yes to ending this pandemic. We said yes to people’s right to vote without fear of fake fraud or voter suppression. We said yes to women’s fundamental, constitutional right to decide for herself what she does with her body and her fate and future. We said yes to diversity. We said yes to inclusion.”
Here’s what Democratic volunteers in Monterey County did to help beat the recall and support our values:
- 6,763 postcards mailed
- 650 lawn signs distributed
- 10,120 text messages sent
- 6,483 emails sent
- Limited door to door canvassing
- Limited phoning
- Human Bill Boarding
- Two Car Caravans and the use of an ice cream truck to drive the message through the neighborhoods in 93905
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Jan Knippers Black
It is with a great deal of sadness that we share with you the news that our friend and long-time Monterey County Democratic Central Committee member and Eboard Representative, Jan Knippers Black, passed away peacefully on August 8th, at her home, after a long battle with cancer.
Jan was a force of nature, full of life and always looking for ways to make the world a better place for the least of us.
She was a brilliant scholar and teacher who influenced hundreds of students to go out in the world and make good trouble on behalf of human rights.
We will miss her smile, the twinkle in eye and her boundless energy.
One of Jan’s last acts was to vote NO in the recall election. So in Jan’s honor, please vote NOW and tell a friend to do the same.
Here is a link to the wonderful tribute written by the Dean of MIIS.
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Democrats believe in people: all ages, all genders, poor or wealthy, immigrant or US American born.
We believe that this is our nation’s strength: that different people can unite, working together for the good of each and for the benefit of all.
We believe that government’s role is to protect the people and ensure justice, freedom, and equal opportunity.
And we believethat by standing firm on these values, California and the United States of America may reclaim our vision as a land of sustainable optimism, prosperity, and unity.
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