Governor Newsom Delivers State of the State
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Last night, as California passed a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his third State of the State address in a virtual presentation from an empty Dodger Stadium – a striking visual display of the approximate Californians lost to COVID-19.
The Governor highlighted the state’s continued progress in battling the pandemic, reflected on those lost, and recognized everyday Californians who have risen to meet the challenges of this unprecedented time – including the health workers now vaccinating some of the most vulnerable Californians at the stadium. The Governor also highlighted the urgent relief the state is providing to the hardest hit Californians and small businesses, and how the state is working to accelerate the reopening of schools across California. Governor Newsom laid out the work ahead to continue to safely reopen and ensure the state emerges from the pandemic in an equitable, broad-based recovery.
In an indirect response to the recall effort against him, Governor Newsom stated that he remains determined to end this pandemic saying, "We won’t change course just because of a few nay-sayers and dooms-dayers. So to the California critics, who are promoting partisan power grabs and outdated prejudices, and rejecting everything that makes California great, we say this: we will not be distracted from getting shots in arms and our economy booming again."
In addition to addressing the pandemic, Governor Newsom spent time addressing the homelessness crisis. The Governor called homelessness the number one issue facing California prior to the pandemic and acknowledged that tent cities on our sidewalks are unacceptable and will be committing $2 billion to create more housing for the homeless and address mental and substance abuse issues.
The Governor's complete remarks can be found HERE.
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