August 30, 2021

California’s recall election on September 14th is a Very Big Deal

Media Contact:
Joe Hui
Director of Communications


There is an election to recall Governor Newsom on September 14th and it’s a VERY big deal.The election could have major implications for LGBTQ+ rights, healthcare, California’s efforts to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, and so much more.So please… VOTE!!!

If you are a registered voter, you should have already received your ballot in the mail. The easiest and safest way to return your ballot is by mail (no postage required), or at any secure Ballot Drop Box in your community.

The ballot includes two parts. The first part requires a yes or no answer. You can either vote “no” to keep Governor Newsom in office or vote “yes” to recall the governor and remove him from office.

The second part allows you to pick one replacement candidate from a list. There are 46 candidates on the ballot with a wide range of party affiliations, experience, and backgrounds. Check out for more information on the 46 people who want to replace Newsom.


  • Return your vote-by-mail ballot by September 14th at 8:00pm
  • The last day to register to vote is TODAY, August 30th
  • Election Day is September 14th! Polls will be open from 7:00am – 8:00pm

You can check your registration status, register to vote, or update your registration online at If you do not register before the deadline, you can still complete the Same-Day Voter Registration process and request your ballot in person at your county elections office or polling location. All voting information can be found at

Whatever you decide, please VOTE! We’re counting on you.

– APLA Health Government Affairs Team


APLA Health restores dignity and trust within underserved communities by providing world-class LGBTQ+ empowering healthcare, support services, and HIV specialty care. Since 1983, APLA Health has remained steadfast in its commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our lifetime. The agency is a multi-site operation includes eight Federally Qualified health Center (FQHC) locations, serving more than 18,000 people annually in Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous. We provide 20 different services including: medical, dental, behavioral health and HIV specialty care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home healthcare; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impact the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information on APLA Health visit

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