California’s Leading Environmental and Environmental Justice Groups Reject Recall

March 29, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Kathryn Phillips, Director, Sierra Club California (mobile: 916-893-8494) Denis Dison, Communications Director, NRDC Action Fund (mobile: 202-280-0018) Mabel Tsang, Civic Engagement Manager, California Environmental Justice Alliance Action (mobile: 650-387-8638) Stefanie Lao, Press Associate, California League of Conservation Voters (mobile: 424-282-0922) Sacramento– Today three major statewide environmental groups and an environmental justice alliance representing more than 10 local and regional organizations, announced their opposition to the gubernatorial recall measure expected to be on a fall ballot. The groups are Sierra Club California, NRDC Action Fund, California Environmental Justice Alliance Action, and California League of Conservation Voters. The ballot measure is the sixth effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom since he took office in 2019. Through a decision by a Sacramento Superior Court judge, the latest petition was given an additional 120 days to circulate due to COVID restrictions on gatherings. As spelled out in the petition circulated for signatures, the proponents are trying to recall Newsom because they disagree with common-sense policies that most Californians embrace. These include policies as varied as those that protect Californians who are immigrants from harassment, eliminate the use of the death penalty, and require water conservation. California is

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