School boards across California are passing resolutions opposing Newsom’s student mandate. Yesterday, I supported a similar resolution passed by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors.

We remain the only state with this radical mandate, yet Newsom refuses to lift it. Worse, he says he’ll continue the State of Emergency as long as COVID is around. In other words, he plans to permanently abolish constitutional government.

In our lawsuit against him, Newsom repeatedly asserted that a State of Emergency, no matter how long it lasts, “centralizes the State’s powers in the hands of the Governor.”

As Dan Walters writes in Cal Matters, Newsom intends to “govern by decree” indefinitely, “further eroding the American concept of checks and balances.” That’s why the Legislature must act. When we reconvene, I’m insisting a vote be held on ACR 46, the simplest legislation I’ve ever authored:

The Legislature, in accordance with Section 8629 of the Government Code, declares that the state of emergency proclaimed by Governor Gavin Newsom on March 4, 2020, is at an end and that the emergency powers granted to the Governor as a result of that proclamation are terminated.

From the beginning, Newsom saw COVID as an “opportunity for a new progressive era.” He’s used that “opportunity” to inflict on us the nation’s worst and most regressive outcomes. But we’re fighting back like never before – for our kids, for our Constitution, for our state’s future.  

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Kevin Kiley is a Republican California Legislator fighting back against the Supermajority and Special Interests at the State Capitol and Washington D.C. Sign up for updates to be part of our growing movement, and join other Californians of patriotism, decency, and common sense who want nothing more than to save our state and our country.