Top Democrats have called on California activists to stay united behind Governor Gavin Newsum, who was sent to recall, during the state party’s annual congress on Saturday. “I know we’re united and we’re ready to work to make sure he keeps doing what he does best: Fighting Californians every day,” said Jaime Harrison, chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Harrison et al. including Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi, US Representative Barbara Lee and elected officials across the country addressed the California Democratic Party’s virtual convention through pre-recorded videos, giving the annual event a more muted tone than most years. gathering thousands of the party̵
Top Democrats have called on California activists to stay united behind Governor Gavin Newsum, who was sent to recall, during the state party’s annual congress on Saturday.
“I know we are united and ready to work to ensure that he continues to do what he does best: he fights for the Californians every day,” said Jaime Harrison, chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Harrison and others, including Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Representative Barbara Lee and elected officials across the country, addressed the California Democratic Party’s virtual convention through pre-recorded videos, giving the annual event a more muted tone than most years. The meeting is usually held in person, bringing together thousands of the party’s more loyal activists for days of political discussion, networking and random controversy as delegates fight for party direction.
Delegates will be heard later Saturday by Newsom, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris, US Senator Alex Padilla and other prominent Democrats.
The assembly follows in the footsteps of the state election, which announced that the preliminary count showed that recall efforts against Newsom had enough signatures to vote.
Voters will get a chance for everyone, but a secure election this fall, to decide whether the first-term Democrat should be fired before the end of his term. Congress delegates are among the party’s most hard-working organizers, who can knock on doors, make phone calls or provide applause at rallies for Democratic candidates.
Newsom and its allies also hope to keep the entire party behind, and so far no other Democrat has announced plans to challenge it.
Without other major state voting contests this year, Newsom’s expected election seizure will be one of the most famous races in California and the country. Republicans, angered by Newsom’s liberal policies, launched the recall in early 2020, and its pandemic response sparked outrage among a wider circle of voters. Democrats see the effort as an attack on the state’s progressive values, a theme that resonated in the convention.
Lee, who represents Auckland, said the Newsom recall would thwart California’s efforts to build more affordable housing and reduce homelessness.
“Recalling Governor Newsom would not only be a failure to resolve the housing crisis, but it would be bad for all Californians,” she said.
State Comptroller Betty Yee said the special election could cost $ 90 million, which she called a waste of taxpayer money that could have been better spent elsewhere. Public finance officials have not yet made a formal estimate of total costs.
When recalling voters, two questions will be asked: Should Newsom be called and who should replace it? He may not run in the second ballot. Votes on this issue will only be collected if more than half of voters want Newsom to disappear.
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, businessman John Cox, former Congressman Doug Oze and reality TV star Caitlin Jenner are among the Republicans running for him.
The theme of the congress was California Strong, and the morning session included stories from nurses, teachers and others who fought during the pandemic.
Harris’s planned remarks were long-awaited among California Democrats, who helped her rise through the political ranks of the state, from the San Francisco District Attorney to the U.S. Attorney General to the U.S. Senator before she was elected by Joe Biden for his presidential ticket.