The California GOP has been lying about their campaign to recall Democratic Senator Josh Newman since day one. Now they’ve tripled down on the outrageous lies to hide the truth about what their wasteful recall really means for SD 29 voters and California.
Lying to voters about the content of a recall petition is against the law; that’s why Senator Newman and Democrats are taking the GOP to court to demand they stop misrepresenting the recall as a petition to lower the car tax.
Now Republicans are shamelessly “playing the victim card,” as OC Weekly put it.
Here’s the truth: No one should be exempt from laws that prevent voters from being tricked by misleading information. Our election laws aren’t like discounts at a pizza joint; the three CSUF College Republicans who helped put the illegal petition on the streets don’t get special treatment by showing their campus ID.
The Republicans behind the recall effort have admitted their effort is aimed at one thing: making it harder for elected officials like Josh Newman to stand up for our Democratic ideals and vote for progressive priorities like SB 562 or repairing our roads.
We can’t let them get away with these lies. Democrats must #MaulTheRecall.
Clark Lee, Political Director
This Saturday, July 15th, we’re doing something big: a national Resistance Summer Day of Action.
Democrats are hitting the pavement and going door-to-door in our communities, talking to our neighbors about the issues that matter in California — whether it’s stopping the Republican health care repeal, fighting back against Betsy DeVos’ attacks on public education, or supporting Democratic candidates who will take on the GOP.
Senate Republicans are back in Washington and getting back to work on health care repeal. If Trump and his Republican cronies in Congress win, millions of people will lose their health care and even more will see the costs of their care skyrocket.
And then it will be full speed ahead on the rest of the GOP’s agenda in Washington and statehouses around the country — so what we do this weekend couldn’t be more important.
It’s up to us to stop them. So make this commitment today — sign up to canvass:
Thanks for being part of our Day of Action.
Democratic National Committee
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