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September 21, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Serve on Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Voting Rights Panel

 

WASHINGTON, DC – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will serve on a voting rights panel hosted by Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislation Conference. Titled Restore the Vote: Election Integrity in the Era of Trump, the panel will discuss emerging voter suppression tactics as well as the fight to ensure all eligible Americans have equal access to the polls. 

Secretary Padilla is a national leader in protecting and expanding voting rights. Padilla has been a vocal critic of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity for their lack of transparency and unprecedented request for the personal data of every American voter. 

Press Release: Secretary of State Alex Padilla Responds to Presidential Election Commission Request for Personal Data of California Voters

WHO:

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (host)
Alabama’s 7th Congressional District

Roland Martin (moderator)
Journalist

Leon W. Russell
NAACP

Vanita Gupta
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Kristen Clarke
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Spencer Overton
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

 

WHEN:

Friday, September 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

WHERE:
Washington Convention Center
Room 209A
801 Mount Vernon Place NW,
Washington, DC 20001

CONTACTS:

Secretary Padilla: Sam Mahood or Jesse Melgar (916) 653-6575
Congresswoman Sewell: Chris MacKenzie (202) 480-3459, Christopher.MacKenzie@mail.house.gov

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