Recall Newsom Lead Proponent Orrin Heatlie Slams Senator Josh Newman’s ‘dangerous and reckless’ proposed law that would alter future recall election standards

For Immediate Release
Contact: Randy Economy, Senior Advisor, RecallGavin2020
press@recallgavin2020.com

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

On Monday April 12th Lead Proponent of the Gavin Newsom Recall Orrin Heatlie addressed the Senate Elections Committee, in objection to SB 663, authored by Senator Josh Newman who also sits on the committee.

Senator Newman serves the 29th district and was the subject of a recall, in 2018 where the voters successfully removed him from office.  He was the first State Senator to be removed from office by recall in more than a century.

During the 2020 election he ran again and won his seat back.  Since that time, he has made it his personal mission to radically change the recall process in our state.  The OC Registrar stated in an article published March 12th, “Some of the first legislation Sen. Josh Newman has authored since being elected back to the 29th district seat is about tightening the recall process with twin bills that would remove financial incentives for paid signature gatherers and another to give recall targets a new way to fight back.”

Orrin Heatlie stated, “this is dangerous and reckless legislation, which threatens the very fabric of the recall process.  Privacy is key to participation.  People are already afraid to place their names on a petition, in fear of retaliation and retribution.  This governor has already shown a propensity for retaliation against his opposition. He threatened to pull permits, state licenses or revoke state board certificates for those who oppose his orders.  Earlier he also stated California would no longer contract with companies working on the border wall.

Sen. Newman stated there were safeguards in the bill to prevent retaliation.  But we all know how that has worked in the past. In recent history Lois Lerner abused the power of her office to weaponize the IRS to target conservative businesses and individuals who opposed the Obama Administration. Lois denied the allegations and plead the 5th on nearly every question posed to her during congressional hearings on the matter.

Sen. Newman went on to say, in summary: (Governor Newsom has access to social media and knows the names of the proponents and its not hard to identify the people involved.) He concluded by saying, “if he (Governor Newsom) wanted to retaliate, he would have already.” During the final moments of the hearing Orrin Heatlie respectfully asked to be recognized by the committee chair to reply directly to this comment but was denied.  He later stated, “Governor Newsom has retaliated against the proponents of this recall already. He knows who we are, and his opposition team have gone to great lengths to launch a smear campaign against us. They have delved into our personal and private lives to dredge up anything they could use against us to paint our team in a negative light. Governor Newsom has shown us exactly what he would do with this information, as would any other elected official, if given the opportunity.

Sen. Newman himself stated the bill was amended to exempt smaller communities, where the recall would require less than 50,000 signatures.  He said in summary: (those are small communities, where everyone knows everyone, and the real threat of retaliation exists.) That he acknowledged and admitted personal information of an individual who signs a petition could be used to retaliate against them by the target of a recall on a micro level proves the case it could also be used on a macro level, especially given the fact someone like Governor Newsom has access to unlimited resources.

In an open letter sent to Orrin Heatlie today, Don Perata (Chair State Senate Pro Tem Emeritus), Don demanded “immediate release copies of all the recall petitions you submitted to the County Registrars and Secretary of State.” He threatened, “Our Committee will pay for the cost of making copies. We are prepared to move forward with legal action seeking transparency and disclosure if the copies are not made available.” Adding, “Should you fail to act, we will proceed with further legal remedies. We are willing to discuss this matter but please understand that we will settle for nothing short of immediate release of all the petitions.”

 

Vice President Kamala Harris’s Trip to Save California Gov. Gavin Newsom Called ‘Costly Political Theater’ by RecallGavin2020 Leaders

For immediate release. Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Contact:  Randy Economy, Senior Advisor-Official Media Spokesman, California Patriot Coalition-Recall Gavin Newsom 2020

press@recallgavin2020.com

 

The RecallGavin2020.com team strongly feels the election to recall Governor Gavin Newsom is a matter between the people of California and their Governor.

Twice over the last week top members of President Joe Biden’s White House have now appeared with Newsom — and on Monday, Newsom appeared with Vice President Harris on a tour of a water treatment plant in Oakland.

Vice President Kamala Harris’s trip to California on Monday, April 5, needs to be called out for what it is: nothing more than a taxpayer-funded campaign stunt and political grandstanding.

When recently asked if she personally planned to visit the Border in response to the building humanitarian crisis there, Vice President Harris openly laughed, as if to mock the reporter for asking the question in the first place.

The RecallGavin2020 team have maintained a strict policy to not intertwine the recall with federal politics. Proponent Mike Netter stated, “This is a matter between the people of California and their governor. It does not involve this president, nor the previous one.” He said, “the vice president’s decision to visit the California Governor and tour a water treatment plant before so much as making an official statement about the border crisis leaves me questioning her political priorities. Where is her sense of compassion she so openly displayed at the border during the previous primary,” Netter concluded.

“Taxpayer paid campaign-style trips like the latest one on Monday, on behalf of the White House, to save Governor Newsom from the People’s Recall, is yet another indication of the gravity of this movement taking place here in California”.  said Randy Economy, Senior Advisor and Official Spokesman for RecallGavin2020.

“At some point, Governor Newsom has to stop hiding behind President Biden and Vice President Harris and face the 2,125,000 California voters from all political backgrounds who have signed the recall petition to have him removed from office,” Economy concluded..

RecallGavin2020 Reaches 2,117,730 Signatures Against California Governor Newsom

OFFICIAL Media Contact:

Randy Economy, Senior Advisor, Official Media Spokesman, RecallGavin2020.com

press@recallgavin2020.com

 

(FOR RELEASE Wednesday, March 17, 2021)

 

(Los Angeles, California) The official Recall Campaign against California Governor Gavin Newsom has now gathered 2,117,730 signatures in the historic grassroots campaign to remove the highly controversial and divisive political figure.  This figure is expected to grow as all County Receipts are tallied.

Additional signature totals are still being tabulated.  More updated figures will be announced over the next several days.

1,964,203 signatures have been pre-verified from an independent third-party vendor who specializes in getting ballot initiatives to qualify for election here in California.

1,497,000 valid signatures are needed to force a special recall election per California Elections Code.

The announcement was made during an online meeting with campaign leaders and volunteers late Wednesday, March 17th.  Media members throughout the nation also watched the historic announcement.

 Orrin Heatlie, Chairman of The California Patriot Coalition, RecallGavin2020 Committee, made the following statement:

“The People have spoken.  Politics as usual in California are over as we know it to be,” said Heatlie. 

“Governor Newsom has ignored the People’s Recall for months; he can no longer put this head in the sand, “ Heatlie said.

“Under state law, the recall ballot will ask voters two questions: Do they want to recall Newsom, and if so, whom do they want to replace him.  It is that simple,” said Randy Economy, Senior Advisor and Official Media Spokesman to RecallGavin2020.

Newsom cannot appear among the recall candidates.

Lead co-proponent Mike Netter also said the following: “Governor Newsom is now having Democrats, such as Elizabeth Warren and Stacey Abrams,  as well as Bernie Sanders to attack The People’s Recall here in California, so bring it on.”

The California Patriot Coalition/RecallGavin2020 is the official committee responsible for the recall campaign. 

To visit the campaign website, go to www.RecallGavin2020.com. All voters of California can view and download the petition to participate in the campaign.

 

RecallGavin2020 Invites Media Members to participate in “Town Hall Meeting” with campaign volunteers, leaders on Wednesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Media Contact:

Randy Economy, Senior Advisor, Official Spokesman

www.RecallGavin2020.com

press@recallgavin2020.com

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

 

The leaders of the official campaign to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom have invited all members of the working media to attend and participate in a special and historic “RecallGavin2020 Virtual Town Hall Meeting” that will take place on Wednesday, March 17th from 6:30 p.m. PST.

Campaign leaders Orrin Heatlie, Mike Netter, Robin McCrea, Susan Hurd, Cordie Williams, Tim  Holliday and Randy Economy will all be participating in the meeting.

The RecallGavin2020 Team will be announcing an update on how many signatures have been collected by tens of thousands of volunteers during this epic movement that is changing politics in California and America forever.

To participate, please use this zoom link. https://zoom.us/j/92958179164

Do not forget, credential media members only are invited to attend.

We look forward to your participation.

Media members will be able to ask questions during the event as well.

For more information, please contact Randy Economy, Senior Advisor and Official Media Spokesman at  press@recallgavin2020.com

 

 

RecallGavin2020 Reaches 2,060,000 Signatures Against California Governor Newsom

Official Media Contact
Randy Economy
Senior Advisor, Official Media Spokesman, RecallGavin2020.com
Press@recallgavin2020.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los Angeles, California – The official Recall Campaign against California Governor Gavin Newsom has now gathered more than 2,060,000 signatures as of Wednesday evening, March 10, 2021.

  • 1,871,573 signatures have been pre verified internally through an outside third party vendor.
  • 1,800,000 signatures have been turned into 58 different county registrar of voter offices.
  • 1,497,000 valid signatures are needed to force a special recall election per California Election Code.

The announcement was made during an online meeting with campaign leaders and volunteers.

Orrin Heatlie, Chairman of The California Patriot Coalition, RecallGavin2020 Committee, made the following statement:

“The People of California are speaking loud and clear. We have cleared another milestone. Politics as usual in California are over as we know it to be,” said Heatlie.

“This campaign is not about political powerbrokers, it is about The People, The People and All of the People of California,” said Randy Economy, Senior Advisor and Official Media Spokesman for RecallGavin2020.

“We have built an Army of volunteers who have defied the odd and we will not rest till California Governor Gavin Newsom is defeated in this historic movement,” said RecallGavin2020 co-proponent Mike Netter.

The California Patriot Coalition/RecallGavin2020 is the official committee responsible for the recall campaign.

To visit the campaign website, go to www.RecallGavin2020.com. All voters of California can view and download the petition to participate in the campaign.

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