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Are there enough 'mad moms' in California to recall Gov. Newsom from office?

Original post made on Sep 8, 2021

Recall supporters are counting on mothers angry over school closures, who helped fuel the petition drive, to also vote to remove Gavin Newsom from office.

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Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 8, 2021 at 10:45 am

What Will They Do Next is a registered user.

Let's hope so.


Posted by Forever Name
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 8, 2021 at 10:53 am

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@ What Will They Do Next, agree 100 percent.

It's always the parents who make it happen for the kids in this state, working in the childrens' best interests, not the politicians or schools or teachers unions. Mad Moms, LetThemPlay, etc. god bless you all.


Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Sep 8, 2021 at 11:20 am

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Sure, listen to all the anti-vax moms and hope you don't have daughters if Elder's elected. On the other hand, maybe CA can revitalize the economy by paying bounties likes Texas does. (Obvious sarcasm for the irony-impaired)


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 8, 2021 at 11:24 am

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My theory is that things will change big time next week, whatever the result.

Newsom, while making plenty of noise, has kept the status quo for the past couple of months. He has not made any changes in Covid restrictions particularly in school and business closures. It is quite obvious he doesn't want to turn small business owners or parents against him. However, he will have few fears after the recall and will start closing things at a whim.

87% of SCC residents over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated. Yet he will still want to close us down because of Delta! It is coming, I feel sure of that.


Posted by Pat Markevitch
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 8, 2021 at 1:33 pm

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Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't he have SB 9 and 10 sitting on his desk? Those are the bills that allow R-1 zoning to be changed and to have local control over housing decisions taken away from the cities. If so, he will wait until after the recall election because if he signs them before, he will definitely lose.


Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 8, 2021 at 1:37 pm

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BTW -- State of Calif "Tin" Stim excludes every single parent, mom who left low wage jobs in 2020 and had to stay home to supervise Zoom school. And alarmingly, this Golden Stim is afforded to anyone who can prove current pregnancy or adopts a child. It's not given to any low income resident who was forced to leave state in any part of 2020 because of oppressive housing market, lack of food or basic living expenses to survive. Yeah I am mad. Yet what's the alternative? Just keep on pushing RV's down the road? And call it good.


Posted by S. Underwood
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 8, 2021 at 6:33 pm

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Important for folks to know that there are plenty of "mad moms" who aren't anti-vaxxers or Trump-loving, coal-blowing, raised 4x4 driving gun nuts.

We are a very diverse country, within and without of both parties. If we folks on the left keep stereotyping and scapegoating folks who fail our purity tests, our ability to heal this place and fight the clear-and-present dangers we face will continue to suffer.

I can't bring myself to vote for the recall, but the ruling dems need to get the message that they need to do better loud and clear.


Posted by Me
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Sep 8, 2021 at 8:44 pm

Me is a registered user.

@ S. Underwood: EXACTLY. I am so tired of the Dems painting us more conservative voters with the same brush, as you suggested. I am anti-socialism, anti-pro-life, anti-guns, anti-religion, pro-capitalism. My far left mom was surprised that I volunteer my time to help those in need because she assumes that wealthy conservatives cannot be generous or kind people. And my neighbors said that they will no longer talk to a certain neighbor who is a Trump voter and wondered how a minority could vote for Trump. I'm so disgusted with the liberals thinking they wear halos on their heads when they spout judgmental and racist opinions quite often. [Portion removed.]

As mentioned above, Newsom is on good behavior now, prior to the recall. If he is not recalled, he is going to wreck more havoc on us.

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Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 8, 2021 at 8:52 pm

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Posted by Sophie
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 8, 2021 at 9:47 pm

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