Every ten years, the California Redistricting Commission draws new state and federal districts, and we explain how you can join the fight for fair lines! If we don’t fight for and get in the game, Democrats could draw themselves their own districts, and cut us out! The lines that are drawn will shape the future of the Republican Party and conservatives for the next decade. We discuss how you can get involved with the Redistricting commission, how to give public testimony, help draw maps, and advocate for your neighborhood and communities to stay together. Join us in the fight for 2022!
Reform California is asking all of its supporters for input on what priorities it should set on proposed statewide ballot measures proposed for the November 2022 election.
The California Secretary of State just updated the list of proposed state ballot measures for the 2022 election in California. Some are REALLY BAD, but some are good.
Reform California certainly will oppose the bad ballot measures – but we’ve identified FIVE proposed ballot measures that are really good. (We must confess, Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio authored and filed one of them to require voter ID verification in all future elections so we are strongly leaning towards that one!)
Because we have limited funding and bandwidth, we can only focus on two ballot measures right now for 2022.
Can you please review the list of the FIVE measures and tell us which TWO should be given TOP PRIORITY?
It’s official! San Diego County officials are withdrawing their reckless proposal to place a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) in Rancho Bernardo.
The move came just hours after former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio held a press conference to release a letter from the owners of the proposed placement property telling the Judge in the case that they had changed their minds and no longer wanted to lease their property for use by a Sexually Violent Predator.
DeMaio, who has been spearheading a citizens’ revolt against the proposed placement, had negotiated with the owners to convince them to rescind their property offer. DeMaio credits the immediate outpouring of public comments against the proposal as the key to educating the property owners and sending the message to politicians who were blindly allowing these reckless placements in family communities.
While the Rancho Bernardo community can celebrate this win, DeMaio says the fight is far from over.
“While we are very pleased that the placement of this Sexually Violent Predator in Rancho Bernardo has been withdrawn, we worry about which neighborhood will be targeted next,” DeMaio shares.
“That’s why we will continue to demand reforms to the criminal justice system so that no family neighborhood will ever be targeted to receive any Sexually Violent Predators in their area,” DeMaio promises.
DeMaio is urging all San Diego voters concerned with the placement of Sexually Violent Predators to immediately contact the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to ask them to pass a reform package imposing greater accountability on site reviews for SVP placement.
Specifically DeMaio is asking voters to write their representatives asking them to support a proposal (Agenda Item 3) docketed at the upcoming October 5 meeting by County Supervisor Jim Desmond that will begin the process of reform. (See contact information below)
“Jim Desmond’s proposal is a great first step in fighting any future placements of Sexually Violent Predators and we need to get every voter in San Diego to communicate immediately to their representatives that they need to support Desmond’s proposal,” DeMaio says.
DeMaio says voters should focus on communicating with District 3 County Supervisor Terra Lawsom-Remer because she’s been weak on the issue of Sexually Violent Predators in the past.
“Just a few weeks ago Terra Lawson-Remer was saying that Sexually Violent Predators deserved privacy and she voted against public testimony in court proceedings regarding SVP placement – so I do not know if we can really count on her to vote responsibly on this issue,” DeMaio warned.
After the County Board of Supervisors votes, DeMaio says the next step is to fight for changes in state law. DeMaio is working with public safety advocates on developing ideas to propose in the coming weeks.
To join the fight against Sexually Violent Predators, sign up at www.StopSexualPredators.org
Contact for Terra Lawson-Remer (District 3)
Contacts for all County Board of Supervisors
Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio Issues Urgent Call for Volunteers in Op-Ed Running in 13 SCNG Papers
This weekend the Southern California News Group will run an op-ed from Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio regarding the California Recall Election. In the op-ed DeMaio argues that despite Gavin Newsom’s advantages, the YES on Recall campaign can still win if enough volunteers help get the word out in the next two weeks.
Read excerpts from DeMaio’s Op-Ed:
Why the Recall Election is So Close:
Recent polling shows the California recall election is a complete dead heat and there’s a good reason why: Gavin Newsom’s policies and performance have really been that bad and have hurt so many.
Gavin Newsom Has Several Advantages:
Yet despite his failed record and character flaws, Gavin Newsom and his special-interest backers have several significant advantages in their fight to cling to power.
First, Newsom’s campaign holds a mind-numbing 24-to-1 cash advantage in this election. Second, Newsom has the help of virtually all media outlets in our state giving him favorable coverage and helping cover up his failings.
How Kevin Faulconer Is Hurting the Recall:
This past week Kevin Faulconer — who has been in a freefall in the polls — joined Newsom in viciously and unfairly attacking Elder. Faulconer’s self-centered play only helps take attention away from Newsom’s failings, divides our team and undermines our chances to win the Yes vote.
Why Volunteers for the Recall Are Key:
Countless studies of voting behavior prove that personal contact is the most effective vehicle for persuading voters and turning out voters in an election. If a family member, friend, neighbor or colleague engages someone personally, it has an exponentially bigger impact than expensive TV ads and mailers on how they vote.
The only thing Gavin Newsom worries about is you! This is a real David vs. Goliath fight, but one that is completely winnable if good people get off the sidelines and get into the fight by volunteering today.
Read the full op-ed: https://www.ocregister.com/2021/08/27/how-a-grassroots-campaign-can-win-the-recall/
For more information visit www.YesonRecall.org
Cost-of-living, Crime, and Covid Failures emphasized in “Voices” ads as best case to win Undecided and Latino Voters.
Reform California, one of the largest groups backing the Recall of Gavin Newsom, today announced it will fund the first TV ads YES on Recall targeting undecided and Latino voters statewide. The ads will run on English and Spanish broadcast stations as well as be delivered using text, OTT, and digital platforms.
“The best case to recall Gavin Newsom is to emphasize the skyrocketing cost-of-living and the surging crime in our state as well as his utter failure to be an effective leader on Covid,” noted Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California.
WATCH: Yes on Recall “Voices” English Version:
WATCH: Yes on Recall “Voices” Spanish Version:
“Newsom’s deceptive ads attempt to scare voters using Covid – but this is the same hypocritical Gavin Newsom who hypocritically dined without a mask and who gave his campaign donors special exemptions from Covid mandates time and time again,” DeMaio noted.
“By every measure – whether it is lost jobs, closed schools, his corrupt special exemptions for rich backers, or even just his hypocrisy and poor role modeling, Gavin Newsom has failed on Covid,” DeMaio concluded.
For more information visit www.YesonRecall.org
Three-quarters of grassroots activists selected Larry Elder as their “first choice” in Recall Election; race is a toss-up for “second choice”
The grassroots activists that powered the Recall signature drive are uniting behind one candidate in the upcoming Recall Election – namely Larry Elder. Reform California today released the results of a statewide survey of 18,724 of its grassroots contributors and volunteers that it conducted between July 21 and August 2. The poll shows that Larry Elder captured a whopping 74.8% of support from activists as their “first choice” candidate.
“I expected Larry Elder was going to do well among our supporters but even I was shocked by how big of a margin Elder has among activists statewide,” said Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California.
“If Elder were not in this race, the ‘second choice’ question reveals that activists are leaning towards John Cox or Kevin Kiley but many are still legitimately undecided,” noted DeMaio.
“What is also clear from this survey is Kevin Faulconer, Caitlyn Jenner, and Doug Ose are simply not resonating with the activist base in California – raising serious questions as to whether they can even be viable in the Recall or a regular primary election,” concluded DeMaio.
DeMaio says the survey results should send a clear warning to insiders at the California Republican Party who plan to meet this Saturday, August 7 to consider whether to endorse a candidate in the Recall.
“The insiders at the California Republican Party will kill grassroots enthusiasm for the Recall if they go behind closed doors and try to a single Replacement candidate – especially if that candidate is completely uninspiring and comes from the far-left like Kevin Faulconer,” argued DeMaio.
Even though Elder garnered overwhelming support, Reform California is not issuing an endorsement in the Replacement side of the Recall Election and has chosen simply to release the results of the survey publicly.
First Choice Candidate for Governor
74.8% Larry Elder
8.5% Kevin Kiley
7.1% John Cox
3.2% Kevin Faulconer
2.1% Caitlyn Jenner
0.7% Doug Ose
Second Choice Candidate for Governor
25.2% John Cox
18.9% Kevin Kiley
12.1% Larry Elder
9.8% Kevin Faulconer
6.9% Caitlyn Jenner
2.3% Doug Ose
*Votes tallied and verified between July 21 and August 2, 2021. Sample size 18,724 through online survey using text and email.
Founded in 2003, Reform California is now the largest conservative grassroots organization in the state and has been one of the biggest contributors to the Recall Gavin Newsom movement.
For more information visit YesonRecall.org
Largest conservative grassroots organization in the state urges unity and focus on YES on Recall campaign
Reform California, the largest conservative grassroots organization in the state, is calling on the California Republican Party to refrain from endorsing a replacement candidate in the upcoming Recall Election. Reform California is instead urging the CAGOP to focus its efforts exclusively on winning a majority vote on the YES on Recall question on the ballot.
To communicate its position Reform California is sending a letter to the more than 1400 CAGOP state party delegates. The letter is co-signed by John Cox, Caitlyn Jenner and Doug Ose. Read the letter here.
“We have said from the beginning that the YES on Recall effort benefits from having a large field of candidates each bringing their supporters to the polls to throw Gavin Newsom out of office,” said Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California.
“The insiders at the California Republican Party will kill grassroots enthusiasm for the Recall if they go behind closed doors and try to anoint just one Replacement candidate – especially if that candidate is completely uninspiring and comes from the far-left like Kevin Faulconer,” argued DeMaio.
Both of the latest polls on the Recall Election show Larry Elder the clear favorite on the Replacement question. As has been chronicled in media reports, the preferred candidate of the CAGOP insiders and paid consultants in Sacramento is Kevin Faulconer – a left-wing candidate who has failed to generate much support in the polls and has been shunned by the activist base that has thus far powered the Recall.
DeMaio warns that a botched endorsement in the Recall can have far-reaching negative consequences on Republicans in California.
“If the California Republican Party damages this Recall just as the polls show we are in a dead heat, it will not only do immense damage to the state party, but it will have devastating negative impacts to incumbent office holders and candidates alike by demoralizing our grassroots base just as we go into the important 2022 midterm elections and have the House Majority on the line,” noted DeMaio. For more information visit www.YesonRecall.org
Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio recently hosted a webinar training where he gave our volunteers the best messaging points to use in convincing undecided voters to vote YES on the Recall of Governor Gavin Newsom.
Watch this informative webinar and learn! Share these key messaging points with your friends!
Watch Carl DeMaio host a critical briefing on the Recall of Governor Newsom! Governor Newsom and his cronies will continue to play games and we must fight them every step of the way! In this webinar we discuss how the fight doesn’t stop when the Recall qualifies, how to stay engaged in the effort, and what steps we need to take to ensure Gavin is successfully recalled!