Greenpeace USA responds to California recall election results

by Katie Nelson

September 15, 2021

As of Wednesday, Sept. 15, polls showed Newsom surviving the recall election in California

Sacramento, California — Yesterday, California voters chose to keep Gov. Gavin Newsom in office after a recall effort that’s lasted over a year. With a majority of California voters voting ‘no’ on the recall and removal process, Newsom will continue to hold his title as governor of the fifth largest economy in the world. [1]

In response to the results of the election, Greenpeace USA Senior Climate Campaigner Caroline Henderson said:

“This week, Californians sent a clear message: we are choosing a future for our state where science prevails over denial, and where the collective power of communities prevails over monied special interests. With the recall in his rearview mirror and Californians facing a code red climate emergency, Governor Newsom must now claim his mandate to act on climate and keep California livable for future generations. 

“It is time for Governor Newsom to phase out planet-warming fossil fuels and support workers and communities through that transition. His first step is to stop issuing new permits for planet-warming fossil fuel drilling, beginning with those within 2,500 feet of communities.”


To maintain independence, Greenpeace USA does not endorse or oppose any political party, candidate, or elected official. We work to hold all candidates for office to the standard that science says is necessary to avert the climate crisis, which means supporting a Green New Deal and a just transition off of fossil fuels.

[1] As of 2:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, polls showed the recall failing, 63.9 percent to 37.1 percent.


Katie Nelson, Senior Communications Specialist, Greenpeace USA: +1 (678) 644-1681, [email protected] 

Katie Nelson

By Katie Nelson

Katie Nelson is a Senior Communications Specialist at Greenpeace USA.

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