The critique of the "agents of anger determined to divide us" took advantage of Governor Gavin Newsom's election to make subtle strikes on Republican President Donald Trump.
Newsom was a proponent of the state's controversial state laws designed to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. Cox, a conservative lawyer and businessman, opposed the California Protection Law during the Gubernia campaign.
"This is not a state where … we criminalize diversity, we celebrate diversity," said Newsom. "We do not refuse, we protect the weakest."
Newsom referred to the controversial border policy of the Trump administration to separate children from families. "We do not lock children in cages," Newsom said.
He described California as a state that cares about the environment, including clean air and water. The state of California is currently suing the federal government for a variety of policies announced by the Trump administration, including some on the issue of cars.
The Democrats also boasted that the state was the country's "biggest job creator and the fifth largest economy in the world."
In September, the employment growth rate in California surpassed the country since the beginning of 2012 year-on-year. Employment growth in 2019 is expected to slow in all five major cities in the state, according to a forecast issued by Los Angeles-based research firm Beacon Economics last month.