HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA RECALLS
OUR ROADMAP IS ENSHRINED IN THE STATE CONSTITUTION
The ability to recall elected officials came along with the initiative and referendum processes. It is enshrined in our State Constitution and is the ultimate expression of direct democracy. The movement in California was spearheaded by Governor Hiram Johnson, a reformist, who called the recall process a “precautionary measure by which a recalcitrant official can be removed.” For a recall, only the will of the people is necessary to remove an official.
In 2003, Governor Gray Davis was recalled after Rep. Darrell Issa donated $2 million to a new committee, Rescue California, which then led the effort. Eventually, proponents gathered about 1.6 million signatures, of which 1,356,408 were certified as valid. Sacramento special interests strongly opposed the Gray Davis recall, but the citizens of California rose up and removed him from office.
The Gavin Newsom Recall is once again being spearheaded by Rescue California, working side-by-side with thousands of dedicated volunteers – moms, dads, retirees, gig workers, small business owners, etc – who care deeply about our state and its future.
Paid for by Rescue California – To Support the Recall of Gavin Newsom. FPPC ID# 1434853
Committee major funding by:
JESSE W POWELL II
PROV 3:9 LLC
The Lincoln Club of Orange County Issues PAC to support the recall the governor Gavin Newsom 2021