For Planning Purposes
September 13, 2018
LONG BEACH – In an effort to motivate students to register to vote and participate in the November election, Long Beach State University will host a roundtable lead by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. During the event, roundtable participants will discuss ways the state can collaborate with the campus to encourage civic engagement amongst the more than 37,000 students who attend Long Beach State.
“The sooner we engage young people, the more likely they will be active voters for years to come,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “I’m excited to partner with Long Beach State University to reach students directly on campus and empower them to become participants in our democracy.”
After the roundtable, Padilla and President Jane Close-Conoley will sign a memorandum of understanding to formalize their partnership to improve voter registration on-campus.
“Long Beach State University is strongly committed to encouraging civic engagement among students,” says Close-Conoley. “Our Partnership with the Secretary of State’s office will ensure that every student on campus has access to the information they need to properly register to vote and engage in all aspects of democracy.”
A brief press conference will be held afterward.
Long Beach State voter registration roundtable with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Long Beach State University Library, fourth floor
Media parking is available in Lot E9
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Friday, September 14, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Long Beach State University:
Manager of Media Relations
(562) 533-8253, ext. 7616
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla: