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May 12, 2016


Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575



 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to speak at PPIC Event on Diversifying California’s Electorate


LOS ANGELES- Secretary of State Alex Padilla will speak at “California’s Exclusive Electorate,” an event hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)  tomorrow, Friday, May 13

State and local leaders will discuss the practical steps needed to diversify California’s electorate. As part of the event, Secretary of State Padilla will participate in a one-on-one conversation with PPIC President and CEO Mark Baldassare. 

For full program information, and to register to attend/watch the webcast visit: 

Note: Secretary of State Padilla will be available for interviews at 11:30am to discuss information for voters ahead of the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election.    



Secretary of State Alex Padilla

State Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

Efrain Escobedo, vice president, civic engagement and public policy, California Community Foundation

Dean Logan, registrar-recorder, Los Angeles County

Karthick Ramakrishnan, associate dean, School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside

Gaddi Vasquez, senior vice president of government affairs, Edison International and Southern California Edison

Karla Zombro, field director, California Calls



Friday, May 13, 2016

Secretary Padilla media availability: 11:30 a.m.

Program: 12:05 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.



Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel

California Ballroom

711 S. Hope Street

Los Angeles, CA 90017



Sam Mahood, Secretary of State’s Office

(916) 653-6575


Linda Strean, PPIC

(415) 291-4412,