I don’t understand what Newsom is doing. Is he setting himself up as a shadow candidate in case a Biden replacement is (unlikely) needed? If he would outright support and campaign for Biden, we’d have this in the bag.

#Biden #GavinNewsom #VoteBlue

17 hours ago

Fox News’ Ron DeSantis-Gavin Newsom Draws 4.75 Million Viewers, Giving Sean Hannity A Ratings Bump
#News #Politics #Ratings #FoxNews #GavinNewsom #RonDeSantis #SeanHannity

U.S. Politics in Real Time
17 hours ago

Newsom humiliates DeSantis on Fox News California Gov. Gavin Newsom not only stood up for his state but made a great case for Joe Biden on Fox News

#NewsomFoxNews #California #GavinNewsom #DeSantis #JoeBiden #FoxNews #Politics #News

#RonDeSantis was totally #destroyed by #GavinNewsom in #debate:

‘You #demean and #humiliate’. Florida's #DontSayGayLaw was discussed alongside the state's numerous book bans, with DeSantis holding up a copy of Maia Kobabe's "#GenderQueer: A #Memoir" by at one point. Newsom blasted DeSantis for using “#education as a #sword for your #cultural #purge”.

Clip from debate..hard to watch the doofus..ewww
#gavinnewsom #ronda

Queer Lit Cats
1 day ago

Go Gavin ripping DeSantis a new one in this 20 minute highlight reel via Ben Meiselas and MeidasTouch Network.

#ronDeSantis #Newsom #newsomdebate #gavinnewsom

Was it just my imagination, or did #California Governor #GavinNewsom just eat up #Florida Governor #RonDeSantis like one eats up a late evening snack?

Chewed him up and spat him out, actually 🤣🤣🤣


2 days ago

Fox News’ Gavin Newsom-Ron DeSantis Debate Opens With Both Governors Trading Insults
#Politics #FoxNews #GavinNewsom #RonDeSantis #SeanHannity

4 days ago

Sean Hannity Aims to Keep Opinion Out of Fox News’ Newsom-DeSantis Debate: ‘The Less of Me, Probably, the Better’
#Variety #News #FoxNewsChannel #GavinNewsom #RonDeSantis #SeanHannity

realcaseyrollins ✝️
2 weeks ago

#AntonyBlinken, not #GavinNewsom, should be the #Democrat nominee for president in 2024

realcaseyrollins ✝️
3 weeks ago

Kinda weird that this happened right when #XiJinping is visiting #California, isn’t it?

But also funny that #GavinNewsom finally clears out the sidewalks of homeless people to make the state look better, and then this happens.


DJ Comatose
4 weeks ago

Here's my #LeftistResponse to @gavinnewsom the @cagovernor about how much he actually cares about Californians. Give it a read and I encourage you to also respond to his hand being out in the same way. 🧊 🔥

#GavinNewsom🤡💩 #Ceasefirenow #RCV #M4A #CalCare #EndTheWars #MediCal #EndTheDrugWar #MentalHealth #California #politics

Wow Gavin, you suck. You don't even have a ~clue~ who this is, just like every other DNC Propped Up Democrat. I'm one of your constituents in California, and I'm not happy about it. You have some kind of nerve asking me for money. You haven't even passed a single good policy for the entire time you have been in office that would actually help the poor people of California. In fact, where were you when the State supposedly declared an emergency for the 8 feet of snow we got here and all the damage it caused. The roads are STILL not replaced and we're just about due for another storm this upcoming winter. I wasn't the only person who had roof damage and got denied by FEMA for any help at all. That's not to mention all the good bills that crossed your desk that you vetoed such as Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), Medicare-for-All (CalCare), Decriminalizing Psilocybin Mushrooms, and it's no secret that you hate the homeless, poor, and disabled, when you kicked everyone off Medi-Cal that had it, and forced us onto an HMO for-profit plan because you are one of the largest recipients of money from Insurance Companies and the Medical (For-Profit) Industrial Complex.  To put it short, you're rich, corrupt, and just like a younger version of ultra-conservative Joe Biden. You are also a staunch supporter of war in Ukraine and Israel and would rather give them an endless supply of money and weapons, than you would think to even care about the most needful Californians, and [not] taking care of
Anirvan Chatterjee
1 month ago

Yikes! The San Francisco Chronicle reports on the Biden-Harris mega-donor who pushed Gavin Newsom to veto California's groundbreaking anti-caste discrimination bill.

#GavinNewsom #California #SouthAsianAmerican #RameshVKapur

1 month ago

Gavin Newsom’s Prison Reform Isn’t Progress—It’s a ‘Near Enemy’
By Emile Suotonye DeWeaver
Californians have been demanding a course correction away from mass incarceration for over a decade, and earlier this year, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his “California Model” for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), an ill-defined set of proposals sold as a ...

#California #prisonreform #Gavinnewsom #CDCr

Heidi Li Feldman
1 month ago

#LaphonzaButler has decided not to run for the U.S #Senate seat vacated when #DianneFeinstein died. She will complete the term to which she was appointed by #GavinNewsom. #California

1 month ago

Crypto World Cautiously Hopeful as California Acts in Absence of U.S. Feds - Crypto insiders feel they've been burned before in the cauldron of New York’s BitLicense,... - #news_analysis #gavinnewsom #regulation #california #bitlicense #analysis #policy #states #law

2 months ago

California Gov. Newsom greenlights crypto regulation bill for 2025 - The bill will mandate crypto firms to uphold financial records an... - #digitalfinancialassetslaw #gavinnewsom

2 months ago

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills that will make it easier to force people into treatment. Experts say it could make the overdose crisis worse.
#overdosecrisis #Drugs #DRUGADDICTION #California #Conservatorship #GavinNewsom

Calgary Climate Hub
2 months ago

Your latest #ClimateLens podcast is LIVE. Things are hectic, you might've missed #GavinNewsom's California lawsuit but Big Oil surely didn't. We spoke with West Coast Environmental Law's Andrew Gage of the #SueBigOil movement in BC



#SueBigOil #ClimateChange #BigOil #abpoli #cdnpoli #yyc #GavinNewsom #CPP #AlbertaPensions #APP

Podcast title "Suing Big Oil & the Alberta Pension Plunder"

Includes 'the Climate Lens' and Calgary Climate Hub logos and a banner reads "NEW EPISODE OUT NOW!"
U.S. Politics in Real Time
2 months ago

#California governor #GavinNewsom signs a new law banning red dye No. 3 and other harmful food additives, making California the first state in the U.S. to do so. The law, which affects popular products like #Skittles, addresses health concerns similar to #EU standards, aiming for improved public health safety. Implementation will begin in 2027, potentially influencing nationwide product formulations due to California's economic impact.

#cnn #uspolitics #politics

2 months ago

Governor Gavin Newsom Signed Shield Law Protecting CA Health Practioners Who Provide Medication #Abortion & Gender-Affirming Care to Out-of-State Patients

#trans #california #gavinnewsom #nancyskinner

Paul Wermer
2 months ago

With thanks to California Senator Nancy Skinner (@nancyskinnerca) for authoring this bill, and Governor #gavinnewsom for signing it:

Paul Wermer
2 months ago

As of this post, #gavinnewsom has not yet signed AB 645, Vehicles: speed
safety system pilot program which would allow 5 California cities to pilot speed cameras under strict operating protocols. Cities that are trying to reduce traffic fatalities arising in part from excessive speed. I don't understand why; this seems like an easy one to approve

You can call his office at 9164452841and nudge him if you want.

Status of bill at

Darren Nevares
2 months ago

Gavin Newsom stopping the decriminalization of psychedelics is honestly pretty on point for him. Like many tough on crime liberals that should've been traded in for someone worth a damn.
#GavinNewsom #Politics #decriminalization

2 months ago

California governor vetoes caste discrimination bill, calls it 'unnecessary'

Activists in the state are dealt a blow as Gavin Newsom says the state’s laws already offer civil rights protections.

#california #GavinNewsom #CasteDiscrimination #SB403 #dalits #adivasis #casteism #untouchability #brahminism #hinduism #hindutva #india

Anirvan Chatterjee
2 months ago

I’m so pissed that Gavin Newsom vetoed the bill banning caste-based discrimination.

This is the definition of a Pyrrhic victory. “Hindu” lobby groups have convinced the public and politicians that Hinduism is inherently bigoted:

“But opponents of the bill said it unfairly targets Hindus because caste is a part of their religion. “

#Caste #AntiCaste #California #SB403 #SouthAsianAmerican #GavinNewsom

Paul Wermer
2 months ago

for some reason Governor #gavinnewsom has not signed AB645 - Vehicles: Speed Safety System Pilot Program - which would allow a Speed Camera pilot program in 5 cities that have asked for this. Please let him know at that you want him to sign AB645 - that pedestrian safety is important (and it will lower the damage in vehicular collisions as well)

2 months ago

A group of two dozen Democrat and Republican leaders, cities, and think tanks are petitioning the Supreme Court to undo protections for the unhoused.
#homeless #unhoused #HOUSINGCRISIS #republican #democrat #GavinNewsom #Technews

2 months ago


What a mind-bogglingly absurd load of bullshit. How typical of The Nation to falsely reframe a Democrat's promise to appoint a Black woman as, somehow, a racist act.


Liam Sullivan
2 months ago

The Reason Gavin Newsom Didn’t Appoint Barbara Lee Is the Reason She Should Be a Senator

#USSenate #California #GavinNewsom #BarbaraLee #USPolitics

2 months ago

A new bill signed on Saturday will require schools to teach students about child labor, workplace safety, and rights to organize.
#childlabor #childlaborlaws #California #Union #GavinNewsom #AFT

Babs E. Blue
2 months ago

Dear Demnocrats and Reporters: Can we please move on from criticizing #GavinNewsom for his appointment which was going to piss some group off no matter what he did...I think he kept his promise & did fairest thing for current candidates. Now MOVE ON...there are much bigger hills to climb to save this democracy FFS.

He quickly appointed someone who is a champion for women and labor who will serve us well in the Senate and maintain the majority. MOVE THE FUK ON.

#Newsom #Appointment

2 months ago

#Newsom set to name #EmilysList leader to fill #Feinstein’s Senate seat

#California Gov #GavinNewsom’s office confirmed late Sunday that he plans to appoint Emily’s List President #LaphonzaButler to fill the #Senate seat that was held by #DianneFeinstein.

The interim appointment will extend until at least Nov 2024. Feinstein had planned to step down at the end of her term, in Jan 2025.

Ricardo Harvin
2 months ago

Ok, without knowing anything about her but after a cursory search, I think I'm pleasantly surprised and satisfied by #GavinNewsom's pick to replace #Feinstein, #LaphonzaButler.

Her age, #union experience, and stated #progressive #ideology are all I could hope for, besides her being a #Black woman going to serve in the #USSenate.

Hudson :blobfoxcofeglare:
2 months ago

California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Laphonza Butler, the President of EMILY’s List, to serve in California’s vacant Senate seat that was previously held by Dianne Feinstein.

#News #Politics #California #GavinNewsom #Senate #Congress #DianneFeinstein #LaphonzaButler

Heidi Li Feldman
2 months ago

Politico is reporting that #GavinNewsom has chosen #LaphonzaButler to fill #DianeFeinstein Senate seat. Butler has a wide range of professional experience. Very interesting choice.

Here’s a brief professional bio.

2 months ago

The point above seems to have passed some people by, so let me clarify: we have increasingly more fascists running as Democrats, and some of them are *very popular* Democrats, despite being, at heart, fucking #fascists. See #GavinNewsom not signing a bill to pay unemployment to striking workers because "there's no money for that" right after "investing" over a quarter billion dollars on cops to persecute homeless people.

2 months ago

This thread by Alec Karakatsanis is full of receipts of frankly alarming behavior from California's Democratic Governor, #GavinNewsom; given that he has presidential ambitions, it's really worth paying attention to all the #fascist shit he endorses--especially when it comes to "crime".

In the past few months we've seen THREE high profile Democrats switch parties as soon as they've won an election, lets try to avoid that shit:

Beginning of thread mentioned in my post:
The recent behavior of Gavin Newsom on the issue of homelessness is among the most alarming things I've seen from a Democratic party politician in recent years. If you haven't been following, I collect four examples here,

First, he recently spoke openly about how he was so mad about federal judges protecting the constitutional rights of homeless people that he thought about doxing the personal contact information of judges so mobs of angry people could intimidate them.

Quoted tweet (beginging of a thread) dated August thread, by Alec Karakatsanis:
Yesterday, the sitting governor of California, a Democrat, was so angry that judges applying basic constitutional principles wouldn't let armed government agents clear homeless people off the street that he began talking about inciting vigilante mobs against the judges
/end quoted tweet (includes screenshots from news outlets)
Continuation of thread linked to in my post:
Second, he is trying to get the right wing of the Supreme Court to overturn a bedrock constitutional principle in order to permit the government to put homeless people in cages for simply existing on the street *even when there's no shelter space*

Quoted tweet by Alec Karakatsanis dated September 28:
The legal issue here is whether the government can put human beings in cages for living on the street "even if there is no available shelter" Pretending this barbaric attempt to criminalize the poor is new or a "rare" agreement between political parties is a lie
/end quoted tweet (includes screenshot from a headline in the New York Times reading: "In rare alliance, Democrats and Republicans seek legal power to clear homeless camps"
Continuation of thread linked in my post:

Existing law, which outrages Newsom, is government can jail people for being on the street, but only if there's available shelter such that people are choosing to be on street instead of shelter. If people have nowhere to go, the courts said it's unconstitutional to cage them.

Third, Newsom quietly did something remarkable. He created an entire new court bureaucracy in California, marketed with the acronym CARE, that seeks to dramatically expand the power and capacity of courts to coerce treatment of mentally ill people.

Quoted tweet beginning a thread, by Alec Karakatsanis, dated September 7, 2022:
California politicians are about to complete an epic charade, called "CARE Court" which stands for Community Assistance Recovery and Empowerment Court. It's a story not getting enough attention.
/end quoted tweet

Continuation thread linked in my post:
Incredibly, this massive new initiative targeting homeless people with mental illness does not provide any new housing or any new mental health services.
End of thread linked in my post:
Fourth, after stoking fear of homeless people shoplifting, Newsom announced what he billed as the largest ever single investment in police to target them.

Quoted thread by Emily Hoeven, dated September 12 2023:
New: Gavin Newsom says California is poised to make largest-ever single investment to combat organized retail threft: $267 million to 55 law enforcement agencies.
/end quoted tweet

End of thread linked in my post:
At a time of rising authoritarianism, the thread people like Newsom post is extraordinary. Not only is the content of what he is saying monstrous, but the moment in which he is saying it is one of great peril for a society struggling to maintain basic democratic values.
Squirrel News
2 months ago

Governor #GavinNewsom has signed a bill banning school boards from rejecting textbooks based on their teachings about contributions of people from different racial backgrounds, #sexual orientations & gender identities. He says the measure is “long overdue.”


#Florida Gov. and #Republican presidential candidate #RonDeSantis (R) and #California Gov. #GavinNewsom (D) have agreed to participate in a televised #debate in November that will be moderated by #FOXnews host #SeanHannity.

The debate, which will air on Fox during Hannity’s 9 p.m. prime-time program, will take place Nov. 30, the network said.

Ferdi Magellan
2 months ago

#USPol #Discrimantion #CasteDiscrimination #hinduism #Dalits #California #GavinNewsom

"We shined a light on a long-hidden form of discrimination thousands of years old, invisible shackles on the wrist of millions of people," said Ms Wahab, who is the first Muslim and Afghan-American woman elected to the state legislature…

“Some Hindu groups argued the caste system is not a serious issue in North America.

“Some Dalit (formerly untouchables) activists have dismissed those claims, saying they have experienced discrimination from people of a privileged caste.

“In 2020, the technology company Cisco was sued by the state after two high-caste Indian managers allegedly discriminated against a Dalit engineer, paying him a lower salary.”

From: @samlitzinger

#GavinNewsom has real skin in the financial effects of the #SAGAFTRAstrike and #WGAstrike. The last writer's strike cost the state of #California $2 billion, and the budget already accounted for a $31 billion deficit due to changes in tech, another big Golden State industry.

If he does, I hope he'll ensure #AuditionPay is remunerated as specified in our existing contract.

#SAGAFTRAstrong #UnionStrong #StrongerTogether #HotStrikeSummer #HotLaborSummer

6 months ago

👍🏼My #California Gov. #GavinNewsom proposing an amendment to Constitution to implement 4 gun control measures that he says have wide support across country.

He is calling for— raising the minimum age to purchase firearms from 18 to 21, implementing universal background checks, instituting a “reasonable” waiting period for gun purchases and preventing civilians from buying “assault weapons.” #guns #GunViolence

Flipboard News Desk
6 months ago

California is investigating whether Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was involved in flying asylum-seekers from Texas to Sacramento.

The AP has the latest:

#DeSantis #GavinNewsom #Immigration #Migrants #California #Florida #USPolitics

6 months ago

👏🏻My governor #GavinNewsom Has 4 Scathing Words For Ron #DeSantis After Migrants Flown To Sacramento -

@RonDeSantis you small, pathetic man. This isn’t Martha’s Vineyard,” Newsom said in a tweet on Monday. “Kidnapping charges? Read the following,” he continued, attaching both a link and screenshot of #California legislature’s kidnapping ordinance. “

6 months ago

3/ And kudos to my governor:

#California Gov. #GavinNewsom (D) slammed #Target’s chief executive for pulling #LGBTQ & #Pride Month merch from store shelves after facing backlash & threats of violence from some customers.

“CEO of Target Brian Cornell selling out LGBTQ+ community to extremists is a real profile in courage. This isn’t just a couple stores in the South. There is a systematic attack on the gay community happening across the country,” Newsom wrote in a tweet.

9 months ago

#Tesla HQ to return to #California, Musk announces

#ElonMusk announced during a joint press conference with California Gov. #GavinNewsom that Tesla would be opening a global #engineering headquarters to California, two years after a dramatic exit that saw the electric car company leave the Golden State for a facility in #Austin, #Texas.

Tesla will open up shop in the former home of Hewlett Packard in #PaloAlto, Musk said.