Gavin Newsom Promises Union Members ‘I Have Your Back’ at San Diego Rally

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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to the United Domestic Workers. Photo by Chris Jennewein

Lt Gov. Gavin Newsom, the front-runner in the race for governor, concluded his seven-day bus tour of California with a get-out-the-vote rally for domestic workers in a union hall near San Diego State University.

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“I will have your back as the next governor of California,” Newsom told members of the United Domestic Workers of America, Local 3930.

He promised the audience, which numbered a few hundred, that he would resist President Trump and work to end poverty and homelessness.

“You can’t live a good live in an unjust society,” he said. “We rise and fall together.”

He criticized Fox News for a recent program attacking California as a state whose best days are past, noting that it has the fifth largest economy in the world and is a global center of innovation. “California is where the future happens first,” he said.

Newsom, who most polls credit with a wide lead ahead of the June 5 primary, began the 30-city bus tour in Sacramento last Tuesday.

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