Effort to Recall California State Senator Over Car/Gas Tax Kicks Off

Campaign to Stop Car & Gas Tax Commences Recall Initiative Against First CA State Senator

“This is just the first step in rolling back the Car & Gas Tax hikes. We will continue to recall California State Senators until they repeal the taxes.”– Carl DeMaio, Chairman Reform CA

A grassroots coalition led by former San Diego City Councilman and current KOGO radio host Carl DeMaio DeMaio and KFI radio hosts John and Ken is kicking off a massive voter signature collection effort this week as part of a campaign to roll back the recent Car and Gas Tax hike enacted by Sacramento politicians. (Event details below)

The campaign is using what it calls the “Gazelle Strategy” to stop the tax hikes because the campaign strategically targets weak state legislators who voted for the taxes to recall them one-by-one and coordinates grassroots activists and funding from around the state to be successful in each individual recall. The campaign is working in three stages:

  • Phase 1 – End Super-Majority: Recall from office State Senator Josh Newman (D) who cast the deciding vote for the tax hikes – a move that would end the Super-Majority of the Democrats to raise taxes.
  • Phase 2 – Roll Back the Taxes: Give the legislature 30 days to rescind the car and gas tax or file additional Recall Initiatives against 3-5 additional State Senators who are deemed vulnerable.
  • Phase 3 – Fix the Roads: Pass a state-wide ballot initiative in 2018 to impose accountability on transportation funds and fix roads without a tax hike.

Phase 1 of the campaign commenced when the California Secretary of State formally informed the campaign that it could legally begin collecting the roughly 63,000 signatures it needs to recall Newman from office.

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