Hope you’re all well! Today, the Governor announced doubling down on support for small businesses by investing an additional $1.5B in COVID-19 relief grants as well as creating the largest state small business tax cut in history.
Attached to this email are the fact sheet and social media toolkit!
A partisan, Republican coalition of anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, QAnon conspiracy theorists and Trump supporters.
The recall is powered by a partisan, Republican coalition of national Republicans, anti-vaxxers, QAnon conspiracy theorists, anti-immigrant activists and Trump supporters. They want to overturn Governor Newsom’s election, and their victory could threaten California’s efforts to fight COVID-19.
From the Los Angeles Times:
“Allied with radical and extreme elements… includ[ing] groups promoting distrust of government, science and medicine; peddlers of QAnon doomsday conspiracies; “patriots” readying for battle and one organization allied with the far-right extremist group, the Proud Boys.”
POLITICO reported how one of the co-founders and chief organizers of the recall suggested it would be a good idea to “microchip” immigrants, and anti-immigrant rhetoric has been central to recall organizers’ appeals to supporters.
National Republicans like Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee and Devin Nunes have all backed the recall effort. The Republican National Committee has even cut the recall a $250,000 check.
Instead of fighting COVID-19, Republicans are pulling a page from the Trump playbook and attacking Californians. In fact, a Republican recall will cost the state $100 million – money that could be used to help vaccinate our communities.
Join me this Wednesday, May 19th at 9:00 am for Coffee & Conversation! I will be providing updates on COVID-19, the McKinley & Blackstone Neighborhood Senior Center, upcoming City of Fresno Budget Hearings, and the Emerson Island and Tower District Beautification Plan.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office or comment on our page.
Fresno City Councilmember
¡Lo invito este miércoles 19 de mayo a las 9:00 am para café y conversación! Proporcionaré actualizaciones sobre COVID-19, el Centro para personas mayores de la comunidad de McKinley y Blackstone, las próximas audiencias presupuestarias de la ciudad de Fresno y el Plan de embellecimiento de las islas Emerson y el Distrito Tower.
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