I support the recall of Gavin Newsom because I am outraged over the persistent closure of public schools in California. Our poorest and most vulnerable children are paying a massive academic and psychological price for this incredibly mis-guided policy. There has been a dramatic increase in mental health visits by adolescents to emergency departments during school closures. And last week, Marin County lost another student, an 8th grader who died by suicide, as collateral damage to school closures.
The lives and futures of our children (which is the future of our state and our country), depends on immediate school reopening, and Newsom had not demonstrated the political will to operationalize that.