Gavin Newsom launches political organization to oppose Republican policies in red states

The campaign's website states it was created to fight the rise of authoritarianism.

Published: March 31, 2023 1:14pm

California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has created a political organization to combat Republican policies in red states called "Campaign for Democracy."

Newsom announced the launch of the campaign this week on social media.

"NEW: I'm launching a new organization, Campaign for Democracy," Newsom wrote on Twitter. "America is in an existential struggle for democracy. Extremist Republicans are systematically attacking the very foundations of our free society denying women equality, attacking communities of color, fetishizing weapons of war, banning books, restricting speech, and undermining the right to vote. It's un-American. It's un-democratic. Time to fight back. Join us."

The California governor also put out a video in which he showed what he viewed as "extremist Republicans." 

It included former President Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Newsom started a billboard campaign back in September 2022 in seven Republican-led states with strict abortion laws in place after the overturn of Roe V. Wade. 

The campaign's website states it was created to fight the rise of authoritarianism. 

"The Campaign for Democracy was founded to expose and fight rising authoritarianism across the nation," the website states. "We believe that all patriotic Americans must go on offense in red states as well as blue states, bringing the fight to statehouses, local communities, electoral battlegrounds, and our nation's capitol to save the great American experiment in democracy."

Charlotte Hazard is a reporter for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter for more stories.

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