OC Register: How a Grassroots Campaign Can Win the Recall

OC Register: How a Grassroots Campaign Can Win the Recall

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

Reform California Unveils English and Spanish TV Ads for YES on Recall Campaign

Reform California Unveils English and Spanish TV Ads for YES on Recall Campaign

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:
https://youtu.be/3DrfytLcqL8

WATCH: Yes on Recall “Voices” Spanish Version:
https://youtu.be/YmbpvXsCMpQ

“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

Larry Elder Dominates in Reform California Recall Poll of Grassroots Activists

Larry Elder Dominates in Reform California Recall Poll of Grassroots Activists

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
3.6% Other/Undecided
3.2% Kevin Faulconer
2.1% Caitlyn Jenner
0.7% Doug Ose

Second Choice Candidate for Governor

25.2% John Cox
24.8% Other/Undecided
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

Reform California Urges California Republican Party to Refrain from Endorsing Candidate in Recall

Reform California Urges California Republican Party to Refrain from Endorsing Candidate in Recall

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

Briefing: Next Steps In The Recall Of Gov. Gavin Newsom

Briefing: Next Steps In The Recall Of Gov. Gavin Newsom

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!

Fox Business News: California’s new COVID-19 workplace rules will deal ‘crushing blow’ to businesses, critic warns

Fox Business News: California’s new COVID-19 workplace rules will deal ‘crushing blow’ to businesses, critic warns

Former San Diego city council member Carl DeMaio slammed the state’s latest “draconian” workplace regulations on COVID-19 masks, warning that, if enforced, will deal a “crushing blow” to California businesses.

“I think a lot of people were stunned by that ultimate rule. I talked to various business groups who just felt it was arbitrary, capricious, (and) draconian,” said DeMaio, who chairs “Reform California” an advocacy group that opposes tax increases and promotes government accountability.

The revised rules come as Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a likely recall election this fall brought on by public discontent over his handling of the pandemic.

Read the Full Story at Fox Business News

“Revocar a Gavin Newsom”

“Revocar a Gavin Newsom”

Reform California Launches Latinos for the Recall Coalition

Reform California today announced the formation of a statewide “Latinos for the Recall” Coalition as part of its larger Yes on Recall campaign. The coalition will be supported by an aggressive digital ad campaign in the next eight weeks where Latino voters will be asked to add their name to pledge to support the Recall – as well as an aggressive ad campaign in the final four weeks of the campaign. The effort will also have a stand-alone website at www.LatinosfortheRecall.org

“As we analyze our path to victory for the Yes on Recall campaign it is clear that if Gavin Newsom loses any more of the Latino vote, he’s toast,” commented Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio.

DeMaio says his organization has encountered waves of Latino voters who are supporting the Recall and want to do more to get actively involved in the fight. Based on that significant interest, Reform California decided to form the “Latinos for the Recall” Coalition so the group can coordinate and work together to expand their ranks throughout the upcoming Recall campaign.

“Growing numbers of Latino voters are supporting the Recall of Gavin Newsom because they realize his policies have left them with less jobs, higher cost-of-living, and failing schools,” said El Cajon City Councilman Phil Ortiz who is serving as a co-Chairman of the “Latinos for the Recall” Coalition.

“Gavin Newsom has taken Latino votes for granted for too long and it is time for us to send a message that we expect politicians to deliver results on the issues that really matter to us like jobs, quality schools and safe neighborhoods,” added Delia Cervantes, another co-Chair of the “Latinos for the Recall” Coalition.

A recent poll conducting in April by John McLaughlin for the California Republican Party showed 49% of Latino voters are voting Yes and 39% No. Latino voters who took the survey in Spanish are voting Yes at 53%. Polling done by PPIC and Berkley IGS also show Newsom’s support among Latino voters is surprisingly soft.

DeMaio predicts the “Latinos for the Recall” Coalition that Reform California is building is likely going to extend far beyond the upcoming Recall Election itself. “Latinos in California are realizing that the Democrats’ policies have hurt them the most and I fully expect we will continue to grow our Latino coalition both during and after the Recall so we can mobilize these voters on a wide-range of key races in California,” DeMaio concluded.

Watch: Town Hall with Carl DeMaio on Reform California’s 2021 Strategic Initiatives

Watch: Town Hall with Carl DeMaio on Reform California’s 2021 Strategic Initiatives

Reform California scored many wins in the 2020 election (defeating tax hikes like Prop 15 and local tax hike/bond measures as well as flipping several legislative seats). Our 2021 plans build on those successes!

Among the initiatives discussed in this virtual Town Hall:

• Election Integrity Initiative: Making sure we stop fraudulent practices that weaken the security of our electoral process.
• Defeat Gavin Newsom: Update on the Recall signature drive and our comprehensive efforts to build the case for stopping Gavin Newsom’s extreme agenda and electing a new common-sense Governor ASAP
• Blocking Tax Hikes: As state and local politicians look to fill budget holes, Reform California has prepared a rapid response program to stop any tax hike proposals.
• Electing Reform Leaders: Redistricting is underway statewide and we must ensure fair and reasonable districts are drawn – and we must recruit, train and support solid candidates for office in 2021 and 2022