August 18, 2021
We’ve won important victories for IHSS caregivers and family child care providers in the last two years, and many of those victories would not have happened if we did not have a governor who supports UDW members and the work we do. Before he was even elected, Governor Gavin Newsom met with our members many times to find out what was important to us. As governor, he became the strongest advocate this union has ever had.
Because he is such a strong advocate of our union, recalling Gov. Newsom could reverse some of our most important victories and lead to cuts to the programs that pay our wages.
But because recall elections are confusing and the internet right now is filled with conspiracies and lies, Gov. Newsom is in real danger of being recalled even though the majority of Californians don’t want it. He could be recalled even if millions more voters choose him over any challenger in the recall. That’s why it’s so important that you vote NO on the recall!
Here’s what UDW members could face if Gov. Newsom is recalled:
Let’s be clear—a lot of what you are hearing and seeing on the internet about the recall is just not true. This election isn’t about whether or not you like Governor Newsom or how you feel about masks and vaccines. it’s about whether or not you want to take everything we have won as a union and throw it away. If Governor Newsom is recalled, we will go back to the days of fighting cuts to IHSS and fighting to be paid AT ALL, much less geting the raises providers deserve.
Unlike everyone running viably against him in the recall, Governor Gavin Newsom is a strong supporter of IHSS and family child care providers. Recalling the governor will hurt caregivers, child care providers and the people we serve. Our programs will be cut and we will be paid less. It’s that simple.
Here’s how to fight this dangerous recall:
We have every reason to believe that, if Gavin Newsom is recalled, our livelihoods and the well being of those we care for would be in immediate danger. Don’t tune out this election. Everything we have achieved as a union so far—and everything we hope to achieve in the future—is at stake.
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