SACRAMENTO, CA – California Democratic Party Chair Rusty Hicks and Secretary Melahat Rafiei issued the following statements on Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to deliver immediate relief for Cailfornians:

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement of California’s economic recovery plan demonstrates how Democratic leaders across the state are working to ensure every person builds back stronger. The California Comeback Plan prioritizes communities who have been hit hardest while creating opportunities for California’s workforce who have been displaced due to COVID-19.

As Democrats work to create equitable solutions that meet the moment, the California Democratic Party commends Governor Newsom for centering our recovery around those who need it the most. CADEM looks forward to continue working with Democratic leaders as we emerge from this global pandemic together.

Rusty Hicks, Chair

In the last 12 plus months, California families have endured some of the harshest impacts induced by the global pandemic. Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement to expand direct relief for families reflects the commitment of Democrats to the California dream.

Every family deserves equitable opportunities to recovery, especially those who have been disproportionately impacted. By tripling the state’s investment towards California families and children, the California Comeback Plan will ensure that we rebuild a better California for all.

Melahat Rafiei, Secretary