For Immediate Release
March 26, 2018
Among the many questions Gavin will not be able to answer tonight:
Why won’t he release his 2016 taxes?
Why did he turn over undocumented youth to ICE?
What taxes will he raise to pay the $400 billion cost of SB562?
Los Angeles, CA —Tonight, rather than answer the questions voters care about, Gavin Newsom will skip another Southern California debate to attend a high-dollar fundraiser just a few miles away in Pasadena – where guests will pay up to $5,000 a ticket.
“Gavin cancelled his participation at tonight’s debate to answer questions from high-dollar donors while refusing to answer important questions from everyday Californians,” said Antonio for California Communications Director Luis Vizcaino. “Perhaps Gavin is afraid to answer why he won’t release his 2016 tax returns or why he turned over undocumented youth to ICE agents.”
Just yesterday, Gavin skipped a debate in San Diego and has already declined another April debate in Fresno. He has also refused an invitation to a debate hosted by The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) in partnership with La Opinión and Telemundo, which will focus on the issues important to the immigrant community.
Here are just a few of the questions that will remain unanswered while Gavin continues ducking debates:
Leadership starts with showing up. Being a candidate for the highest office in the state means facing the scrutiny of voters and showing them what kind of leader you will be.