California Votes: The Effort to Recall Governor Gavin Newsom

Friday, September 10, 2021

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Zoom webinar

Event contact: Christine Trost,

By September 14, California voters will decide whether to recall Governor Gavin Newsom, and who, if anyone, should replace him.  Moderated by Democratic strategist Katie Merrill, this panel discussion will feature LA Times political reporter Seema Mehta, USC Distinguished Professor of Sociology Manuel Pastor, and IGS Poll Director Mark DiCamillo, along with results from an IGS Poll that surveyed over 8,000 California voters in the final weeks leading up to the election. What are the forces behind the recall effort? How worried should Governor Newsom be? And what does all of this mean for the future of California?

Sponsored by: The Institute of Governmental Studies and the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service

Co-sponsored by: The Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research and Berkeley Law’s California Constitution Center