Secretary Padilla Visits Merced College to Get Students Excited About Voter Registration
Secretary of State Alex Padilla visited the Merced College Blue Devils to promote voter registration and encourage civic engagement. The Secretary was joined by Merced County Registrar of Voters Barbara J. Levey.
VIDEO: Secretary Padilla Discusses Attacks on Voting Rights in Video OpEd
Secretary of State Alex Padilla was featured in a
video OpEd for Mic where he discussed how far we've come since the passage of the Voting Rights Act and recent attempts to restrict them nationwide.
"While California is leading the way on expanding voting rights, in other states we've seen this wave of voter ID laws, the purging of voters from the rolls or the reduction of early voting opportunities, which is completely contrary to the spirit of the Voting Rights Act," said Secretary Padilla. "We have to stay organized, we have to stay active and we have to persist."