Hello, Long Beach. It's good to be back. Thank you. Well, I tell you what -- thank you. Thank you. You all have been standing in a long time. [Audience member calls out "We love you."] And I'll tell you what, you know, the governor and I have a lot in common. We both married way up. Jennifer, thank you for the welcome. Thank you for what you do. And thank you for becoming friends with Jill. I'm Jill's husband, Joe Biden. And folks -- [Audience members call out.] Mayor Garcia, it's good to be back in your town. Last time out here, we're talking about infrastructure. Now, we got a lot of money coming this way. We got a lot working. We've got an infrastructure bill that we passed, and we're going to do an awful lot more to build this incredible, incredible economy. You know, someone was saying to me earlier today, the most diverse state in the nation -- matter of fact, I think it was your senator. The most diverse state in the nation, the most different state in the nation, the biggest state in the nation, and has the one of the largest economies in the world. And no one sees any inconsistency there. It's because we're diverse you have the largest economy in the world. And, Senator Padilla, thank you for your leadership in the United States Senate. You're doing an incredible job. And I know she was here last week, but I've got to give a shout out to my favorite daughter of California who's always taken on talking about you all. Talks about you all the time like I talk about Delaware. She loves you. Matter of fact, she thinks the only state in the nation. Vice President Kamala Harris. Of course, the reason I'm here and you're all here is to thank and support our friend, Governor Gavin Newsom, the best governor in the country. California, I'm not sure you know it. But if you didn't know it, you should. The eyes of the nation -- this is not hyperbole. The eyes of the nation on California because the decision you're about to make, is this going to have -- and that's going to have a huge impact on California, and it's going to reverberate around the nation. And quite frankly, not a joke, around the world. And here's why. All of you know that last year, I got to run against the real Donald Trump. Well, this year, this year, the leading Republican running for governor is a -- the closest thing to a Trump clone that I've ever seen in your state. No, I really mean it. And he's leading the other team. He's the clone of Donald Trump. Can you imagine him being governor of the state? You can't let that happen. There's too much at stake. And here's why it's so important for you all to vote no on the recall. First, voting no will be protecting California from Trump Republicans trying to block us from beating this pandemic. [Audience member calls out "That's right."] COVID-19. Gavin Newsom has had the courage to lead, stand up for science. For the very thing, he's been one of the leading governors in the nation, protecting people and vaccinating his state. Meanwhile, meanwhile, we see something else in parts of America. Right now, there are certain Republican governors like the governor of Mississippi, who are tall and talking to me about being dictatorial about demanding that people get vaccinated or tested. People are doing everything they can to block or undermine the lifesaving mandates we proposed, putting their people at risk, putting their children at risk, putting their states at risk. And here's the worst thing. For these Republican governors, hearing about public health, about the health of the people is about politics. Look, folks, just look at the hypocrisy. The same governors who are attacking me and your governor for COVID-19 mandates are in the states where some of the strictest vaccine mandates for children attending school in the whole country. Talk about inconsistency. In Mississippi, children are required to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis B, polio, tetanus, and more. It's a state requirement. Now, in the midst of this pandemic that has taken over 650,000 lives, I proposed a mandate for COVID-19 vaccines, and it's an outrage. It's an infringement on freedom. Look, folks, we don't need politics in this battle against COVID. We need science. We need courage. We need leadership. We need Gavin Newsom. A governor who'll follow science. He's got the courage to do what's right, and who'll lead. And I apologize for coughing. [Audience member calls out "Five more years, Gavin."] Last week, I laid out a six-part plan for the fall to beat this pandemic. First, vaccinate the unvaccinated with new vaccine requirements. Two, protect the vaccinated. Three, keep children safe in school. And four, increased testing and masking. And keep our economy going strong, and take care of people with COVID-19. That's what the science tells us. We have to beat the delta variant of COVID-19. Gavin, your governor, who will help us finish the job. Folks, send the message to the nation. Courage matters. Leadership matters. Science matters. Vote to keep Gavin. Get vaccinated to save lives. Second, by voting no, you'll be keeping a governor who respects women instead of someone who wrote that women know less about politics and economics than men. He hadn't met my wife. Look, if you have any doubt about how important it is to have Gavin, who respects women's right, to just take a look at what's happening in the states like Texas. They just passed the law empowering complete strangers to become bounty hunters, going after women who exercise their right to choose. A law that United States Supreme Court refused to stop. Now, other states say they're looking to replicate the Texas law. If you don't think women's rights are under assault, you're not looking. California, keep Gavin Newsom and send a message to the nation. Women are to be respected, and their rights protected. Third, by voting no, you'll be protecting California from another Trump climate denier, who said global warming is "a crock" and depicts it as a myth. Look, it's hard to believe there's any climate deniers left in America. Let me tell you something, there are. The last place you want someone like that is in the governor's office in California. You all see what's happening. Wildfire is burning 2 million acres in California this year alone. Five million acres have burned -- 5.9 in the region. That's bigger than the state -- entire state of New Jersey, and it's a big state. The governor and I were just in Sacramento for a briefing on the Caldor fire, the Caldor fire. Last week, I saw the destruction and the death caused by Hurricane Ida in New York, New Jersey, and Louisiana. Folks, extreme weather is here. The climate crisis isn't going away. It's getting worse. We have to deal with it, not deny it. So, California, you've got to keep Gavin Newsom as governor and send a message to the nation that we have to deal with the climate crisis now. We can't wait any longer. When I got elected president, I immediately rejoined the climate Paris -- the Paris Climate Accord. Just since we put that together in our administration and Barack's administration, just since then, everything has collapsed even further. We don't have much time. Not a joke. We're talking about nine to 10 years before we passed the point of no return. And you -- our children need it, the planet needs it. And look, fourth, by voting no, you'll be standing up for a governor who protects workers rather than one who believes there shouldn't be -- I can't believe this guy. There shouldn't be a minimum wage. The leading Republican candidate thinks the minimum wage should be zero. Look, working people have take it on the chin too long. We need leaders like Gavin who respect them. Hear them. Fight for them. To me, it's pretty basic. If you're working a 40-hour week, you shouldn't be living in poverty. That's why I support a $15 minimum wage. Gavin is leading the way in California. I'm so tired of trickle-down economics. It's about time we build from the bottom up and the middle out. So, California, keep Gavin and send a message this time. Give working people just a fighting chance. They have never, ever, ever, ever, ever let the country down. All they want is just an even shot. They have never let the country down. Folks, I could go on, but here's the deal. I'm going to make this as simple as I can. You either keep Gavin Newsom as your governor or you'll get Donald Trump. It's not a joke. Republican governor blocking progress on COVID-19, who is also anti-woman, anti-worker, a climate denier, who doesn't believe in choice. The choice should be absolutely clear. Gavin Newsom. You have a governor who has the courage to lead. In Gavin, you have a governor who shares the state's values. In Gavin, you have a governor to make sure Donald Trump's dark, destructive, divisive politics never finds a place in California. So, please, not a joke, on behalf of the people of Delaware and Pennsylvania and Minnesota and all across America, don't take anything for granted. If you're registered, you've got a ballot in the mail. If you haven't opened it, open it, mark no, and put it in the mailbox tonight. If you want to vote in person, make sure you know where you're going to vote in your county. If you've already voted, make sure your family and friends are voting tomorrow. California, I mean this sincerely, the eyes of the nation are on you. I'm not joking. I'm not joking about that. You've got to vote no on the recall. Keep Gavin as governor. The rest of America is counting on you and so am I. God bless you all, and may God protect our troops. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.