LPC Chair:Recall Not Just for Republicans

Mimi Robson, Chair of the Libertarian Party of California, published this commentary in the Orange County Register:

At the end of last month I was asked to write a declaration to be used in a lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom and California Secretary of State Shirley Weber by the proponents of the Recall Newsom effort.

This lawsuit was regarding the inclusion of governor’s argument in the voter guide that will be sent to all registered voters in California, that the recall is a partisan Republican effort.

Superior Court Judge Laurie M. Earl decided to reject the lawsuit, writing, “As persuasively demonstrated by Governor Newsom, the recall effort was clearly spearheaded by Republicans.”

It appears that she didn’t give any weight to the declarations of five registered voters in the state of California, which includes me, who are clearly not Republicans and who have strongly supported the recall. I am the chairperson of the Libertarian Party of California, and although I don’t agree with many supporters of the recall effort for their reasons for recalling the governor, I truly believe that the governor should be removed.

The Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in the United States and achieved permanent ballot status in California in 1978.  We are one of only three political parties in the country to have our presidential candidate on every ballot in the past two presidential elections. The Libertarian Party of California is an affiliate of the National Libertarian Party, and is not a part of, nor influenced by, any other political party.

Since March of 2020, residents and businesses have fled the state due to the restrictive environment caused by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Countless businesses have had to close their doors forever due to the government deeming them to be “non-essential.”

The Libertarian Party of California supports the recall based on our party platform, beliefs and the actions of Gov. Newsom.

Read full commentary by Mimi Robson @ The Orange County Register: https://www.ocregister.com/2021/08/14/newsom-is-wrong-to-describe-the-recall-as-just-a-republican-led-effort/

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