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A Message from SFMMS’ Political Action Committee: Support Governor Gavin Newsom by Voting No on the Republican Recall on September 14

On September 14, Californians will vote on whether to recall Governor Newsom and replace him as Governor of California. The Board of Directors for the Political Action Committee of the San Francisco Marin Medical Society encourages physicians and members of our community in San Francisco and Marin Counties to vote no to the recall.

The recall election was triggered by Republicans seeking to replace the Governor despite his strong support for health care coverage and access, support for early childhood education, California’s strong economic performance and budget surplus, and a science-informed response to the coronavirus pandemic that has saved many lives. Early in his term, when addressing the California Medical Association, Governor Newsom referred to himself as “your health care Governor.”

“Governor Newsom was elected in 2018 with nearly 62 percent of the vote. If he is recalled, he will be replaced with a Republican candidate with a fraction of that support,” said Dr. Joseph Woo, Chair of the SFMMS PAC. “California will lose our momentum on issues related to health and health care, climate change, wildfire management, and more.”

The recall of Governor Newsom is opposed by key leaders throughout the state, including the California Labor Federation, the California Teachers Association, the Los Angeles Business Council, the Valley Industry & Commerce Association, the Sierra Club California, the California Environmental Justice Alliance, the California League of Conservation Voters, and The Sacramento Bee.

Contributions to the campaign to stop the recall can be made here.

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