March 30, 2016


Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575




Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at East Bakersfield High School


California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will visit students at East Bakersfield High School tomorrow, March 31 at 1:15pm. 

Secretary of State Padilla will mark Cesar Chavez Day in California by calling on young people to register to vote and participate in all elections. He will be joined by leaders from the Farm Worker Movement, including the United Farm Workers (UFW)—the union founded by Cesar Chavez—and the UFW Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 organization. 

Secretary Padilla's parents emigrated from Mexico and raised their family in the working class community of Pacoima, California.  His father worked as a short order cook and his mother cleaned houses. Padilla attended local public schools and went on to graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Padilla served as a Los Angeles City Council member from 1999 to 2006 and as a California State Senator from 2006 to 2014 before being sworn in as Secretary of State on January 5, 2015. 



Secretary of State Alex Padilla

UFW Foundation Executive Director, Diana Tellefson Torres

UFW President, Arturo S. Rodriguez



Thursday, March 31, 2016

1:15 p.m.



East Bakersfield High School

2200 Quincy Street,

Bakersfield, CA 93306



Secretary Padilla will be available for interviews after the assembly.



Secretary Padilla: Sam Mahood, (916) 653-6575

UFW: Luz Pena, (661) 332-1074