For Immediate Release
Contact: Natalia Pérez Santos

Saunders: 'Californians have made their voices heard,' firmly rejecting recall and rallying behind Gov. Gavin Newsom

AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement responding to the news that the attempted recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom had been defeated:

“Californians have made their voices heard, convincingly rejecting the extremist recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom. Thank you to every AFSCME member who volunteered their time and energy over the last several weeks, knocking on thousands of doors and helping us reach millions of voters in all. Without you, this victory wouldn’t have been possible.”

“From the beginning, this recall was nothing more than an attempt by billionaires and corporate special interests to steal a governorship. Their anti-worker agenda has been repudiated at every turn in California, and today was no different. AFSCME looks forward to continuing its partnership with Gov. Newsom to advance the rights and freedoms of California working families.”