You have the power to decide the future direction of our state on September 14, 2021. Californians will vote on whether or not to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. It’s important for the results of the election to reflect ALL of our communities. 

Act now to make sure your vote counts and our voices are heard on September 14:

  1. Register to vote, check your voter registration, and/or sign up to get election reminders
  2. Learn more about the recall, and what’s at stake
  3. Spread the word to your family and friends to register and turn out for the election now, by forwarding this email and sharing our social media posts using #VoteSept14, #YourPowerYourVote and #2021CARecall

The Governor has a lot of power to influence the direction of California on the issues that matter most to us. They issue executive orders, develop the state budget with the state Senate and Assembly, sign or veto policies passed by the state legislature, and negotiate with the federal government on issues ranging from climate change and environmental justice, to criminal justice reform, to healthcare, to COVID-19 recovery, and more. The September 14 recall election is our opportunity to vote our values and make our voices heard about what we want to see for the future of California. 

The September 14 recall ballot will ask two questions: (1) Should Governor Newsom be removed from office? and, (2) If Governor Newsom is removed, who should replace him as governor? If over 50% of voters vote “yes” on the first question, Gov. Newsom will be removed and the candidate who receives the most votes on the second question will replace him, even if they do not win a majority of votes. In other words, a minority of voters could determine who will be the next governor of California. 

Elected officials should represent our communities and our values, and that only happens when we turn out to vote and make our voices heard. Our power is our vote, and our vote will decide the future of our California. 
Ballots were mailed out August 16. You can request a provisional ballot if you did not receive yours. Vote for the future of California that matters to you on September 14!

Via our partner organization, Bay Rising