On Jan. 24, California Governor Jerry Brown targeted the Trump Administration during his State of the State address.
In his speech, Brown said that no one knows what the administration will do, but that there are some disturbing signs, including what he views as the attack on science, truth, and civility. He mocked the now infamous "alternative facts" term coined by Kellyanne Conway, saying that we've seen "the bold assertion of alternative facts; whatever those are" and warned that Californians must prepare for uncertain times.
Trump has been an outspoken critic of immigrants, a large population in California's population. Brown reassured his constituents that he would use protective measures for undocumented immigrants. "We will defend everybody, every man, woman, and child, who has come here for a better life and has contributed to the well-being of our state," he said.
Brown has also been a long-time advocate of the environment and pledged to continue to support measures to reduce global warming. "Whatever they do in Washington, they can't change the facts. These are the facts: the climate is changing, the temperature is rising, and so are the oceans" he said.
The governor ended his speech with a strong message to the new administration: "California is not turning back. Not now, not ever."