People For the American Way

People For Statement on the California Recall Election: “We cannot take it for granted.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2021

Contact: Press Department atPeople For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 2024674999

Washington, DC— With only two weeks before the California recall election of Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“The California recall election being led by the Far Right is mind-boggling and dangerous. It could have major consequences not just for California, but for the whole country, and we cannot afford to take any outcome for granted. Larry Elder, a right-wing radio host, is backed by a wide range of Trump enthusiasts who are still pushing both the ‘Big Lie’ and voter suppression across the country. He is emblematic of the dangerous candidates who could gain traction nationwide if we don’t pay attention to what is happening right now in races like California’s. Californians must vote no on this recall.”

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About PeopleForthe American Way     

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality,opportunityand justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity.Learn more:http://www.pfaw.org.