What this campaign is doing is finding folks to create conspiracies on the recall - drum up news about it, and question the integrity of the people who are voting.
LACDP Chair Mark Gonzalez statement the nomination of Mayor Garcetti as the next US Ambassador to India
Following the announcement from the White House on the nomination of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be the next US Ambassador to India, LACDP Chair Mark Gonzalez issued the following statement:
"Mayor Garcetti has been a transformative and consistent leader, not only in his time as Council President but as Mayor. From Vice President Harris to Secretary Becerra and others, California, and especially Los Angeles, is continuing to lead our nation and now represent us around the globe. I congratulate Mayor Garcetti on his nomination as the next United States Ambassador to India, and look forward to speaking with Democrats about the path forward for our next Mayor as we head into our next election cycle."
LACDP Chair Mark Gonzalez statement on September Recall Date
Following the announcement from the Lt. Governor on the date of the upcoming attempted recall of Governor Newsom, LACDP Chair Mark Gonzalez issued the following statement:
"Today, as millions of Americans get ready for a weekend celebrating the birth of our nation, we’re reminded that Republicans will stop at nothing to thwart democracy and overturn the will of voters when they don’t get their way. With September 14th as our target date for what we know will be a failed recall attempt, we welcome the opportunity to remind voters how Governor Newsom and his team continues to lead strategically the 5th largest economy in the world, worked to protect 39 million Californians during a pandemic, and the work Democrats are doing every day on behalf of our state."
June 8, 2021
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA --
Following the vote tonight at the Los Angeles Central Committee , LACDP Chair Mark Gonzalez issued the following statement:
“Accountability has long been one of the foundations of Democracy. As voters, we have an obligation to hold our leaders accountable for their actions, and as the Democratic Party, a responsibility to ensure that our elected officials are upholding our ideals and principles. Tonight, marking the one year anniversary of the murder of Andres Guardado, Los Angeles Democrats stand in solidarity with the Guardado family, recognizing the systematic brutality of law enforcement that has continued to shake our county. Leadership and accountability starts at the top, and while strides have been made to reform police culture in Los Angeles, it’s simply not enough. Sheriff Villanueva has had multiple opportunities since his election to reign in long standing problems within his department, which is why tonight, Los Angeles Democrats are holding him accountable and calling for his resignation. A failure to lead in Los Angeles, is a failure to serve Los Angeles. We will continue to hold those accountable who fail to live up to their obligations."
May 20, 2021
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón
Following the announcement that proponents have qualified to start a petition of a potential recall of Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón, LACDP Chair Mark Gonzalez issued the following statement:
“Today, the LA Registrar Recorder approved the petition for public circulation for a potential recall of Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón. Democrats and voters across Los Angeles overwhelming supported DA Gascón in November, and voted to support policies that will hold criminals accountable, allow for restorative justice, and would move our failing criminal justice system forward into the 21st century. Now the same failed proponents, with the help of misinformation, attempting to oust the Governor are going after the newly elected DA. Make no mistake, Los Angeles Democrats will fight any attempted recall of this District Attorney, voted in with over 50% of the vote. If this is the playbook when a small minority of people and republicans want to use when they don’t get their way, wasting taxpayer money and time, then we’ll crack open ours to continue to fight these recalls to nowhere."
Backers of a campaign to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom cheered today's news that more than enough signatures have been gathered to force a recall election, while the Los Angeles County Democratic Party responded with fighting words.
April 28, 2021
Joint Address to Congress
Following President Biden's Joint Address to Congress, LACDP Chair Mark Gonzalez issued the following statement:
“Tonight, President Biden reminded us that America is “on the move” and building back better. From his investments in the American family and worker, focus on ending this pandemic, fighting for enact police reform and ending the gun epidemic, opening back up America, leading our allies around the world, and putting us in a position to be competitive in this ever-changing world. Historically flanked by Vice President Harris and Speaker Pelosi, the President laid out a plan that I hope will receive bipartisan support. They barely stood tonight, but let’s hope Republicans will help stand for the American people. Los Angeles Democrats will stand with this president, and Democratic leaders all across the country to remind Americans that we are here to lead."
April 26, 2021
preliminary ballot qualification of the recall of the Governor
Nowadays, it may seem like the American people are sharply divided when it comes to politics. Though it may seem like the ideological common ground between parties is shrinking, we the American people, as an electorate, have perhaps never been more united in our resolve to build a more effective government.
April 21, 2021
California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act
Following the tabling of California Assembly Bill 1400- California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, LACDP Chair Mark Gonzalez issued the following statement:
"Throughout this pandemic, we have been reminded that American families, especially families all across Los Angeles County, have been hit hard by a healthcare system that is profit-focused and not patient-focused. From the beginning, Los Angeles Democrats have been working side by side and led with the authors of AB1400 - the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act - to let Californians know that we believe in a just and fair system that will not bankrupt individuals and families. While AB1400 has been tabled for now, we will continue to work with Assemblymembers Kalra, Santiago, Lee, all of the co-sponsors and activists to ensure that all the necessary components are included to make single payer healthcare a reality in California, and then the nation."