Husband and father. 40th Governor of California. 49th Lt. Governor of California and former SF Mayor.
When will it end? We are faced with that question over and over again. The structural racism in our society persists. Our incapacity to wake up to that reality continues. Every. Single. Day. in America. #GeorgeFloyd
Today we honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of service to our country. May your courage and patriotism inspire us every day. #MemorialDay2020
NEW: Counties can now begin re-opening houses of worship and in-store shopping for retail. CA has continued to flatten the curve because folks are staying home, practicing physical distancing, and taking this seriously. Let’s keep it up. LEARN MORE:
CA #COVID19 UPDATE: Over the last 14 days, CA has seen: - 6.7% decline in hospitalizations. - 0.6% increase in the number of ICU patients. CA is flattening the curve. Expanding testing. And carefully re-opening businesses. But we MUST continue to take this seriously.
Scenes from this weekend: Praying I don’t end up looking like Gov. Exotic 😳 ✂️
NEW: 1.8 million people have been tested in CA for #COVID19 . We have seen an average of 4.1% positive tests over the last 2 weeks.
CA is now a vote by mail state. Every registered voter will receive a mail-in ballot for the Nov election. We’ll also provide safe in-person voting options. The right to vote is foundational to our democracy. No one should be forced to risk their health to exercise that right.
LA received 170 broken ventilators from the national stockpile. Rather than complaining, we put them on a truck, drove them up overnight, and had @Bloom_Energy get to work fixing them. Monday they‘ll back in LA--fixed. That’s the spirit of CA.
This barely made headlines yesterday... Vulnerable children. Being forced to sleep outside. On the ground. On top of rocks. In the dirt. In CBP custody. We cannot become numb to these images. We cannot let this become the new normal.