Gavin Newsom in 2019 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Education: College without crushing debt for every young person

We will offer an alternative to the corruption and incompetence in the White House. Our government will be progressive, principled, and always on the side of the people.

We will be a "California for All." We will not be divided between rural and urban or north and south or coastal and inland. We will strive for solidarity and face our most threatening problems--together.

Everyone in California should have a good job with fair pay. Every child should have a great school and a teacher who is supported and respected. Every young person should be able to go to college without crushing debt or to get the training they need to compete and succeed. And every senior should be able to retire with security and live at home with dignity. That is the California Dream. Not to get rich quick or star on the big screen, but to work hard and share in the rewards. To leave a better future for our kids.

Source: 2019 California governor inaugural (State of the State) Jan 7, 2019

On Environment: The water we drink & the air we breathe hang in the balance

So deep does the California Dream run in the history and character of our state that it can feel as enduring as our primeval forests or our majestic mountain ranges. But there is nothing inevitable about it. Every dream depends on the dreamers. It is up to us to renew the California Dream for a new generation. And now more than ever, it is up to us to defend it.

California has always helped write America's future. And we know the decisions we make would be important at any time. But what we do today is even more consequential, because of what's happening in our country.

People's lives, freedom, security, the water we drink, the air we breathe--they all hang in the balance. The country is watching us. The world is waiting on us. The future depends on us. And we will seize this moment.

We will prepare for uncertain times ahead. We will be prudent stewards of taxpayer dollars, pay down debt, and meet our future obligations. But let me be clear: we will be bold.

Source: 2019 California governor inaugural (State of the State) Jan 7, 2019

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