2019 News Releases, Advisories, and E-Newsletters

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Media Advisory 03/22/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at the Public Policy Institute of California’s Speaker Series: “Preparing California for Census 2020”
Media Advisory 03/22/2019 Secretary Padilla to Rename Secretary of State Building in Honor of March Fong Eu
Media Advisory 03/20/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Welcome Over 600 New U.S. Citizens in Sacramento County
Media Advisory 03/18/2019 State Archives Speaker Series: Paving the Way: Women’s Struggle for Political Equality in California
Media Advisory 03/18/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Hold Public Hearing on Voting System Modernization
AP19:028 03/14/2019 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for June 4, 2019 Local Elections
AP19:027 03/13/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Governor Newsom Ordering Death Penalty Moratorium in California
AP19:026 03/12/2019 Fresno County Adopts Voter’s Choice Act for 2020 Elections
Media Advisory 03/12/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Welcome 1,000 New U.S. Citizens in Oakland
Media Advisory 03/11/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Citizenship Ceremony in Fresno
AP19:025 03/11/2019 Over 20 Million Californians Registered to Vote
AP19:024 03/08/2019 Secretary Padilla Statement on US House Passing H.R. 1 – For the People Act
Media Advisory 03/07/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Keynote Election Cybersecurity Discussion at RSA Conference
Media Advisory 03/06/2019 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for June 4, 2019 Local Elections
AP19:023 03/06/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on California Judge Blocking Census Citizenship Question
AP19:022 03/05/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Invites Applications to Language Accessibility Advisory Committee
Media Advisory 03/05/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Keynote Election Cybersecurity Forum Hosted by Supervisor Joe Simitian
AP19:021 03/03/2019 TODAY: California is One Year Out from Our March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary
AP19:020 02/27/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Sets Deadline for Counties to Retire Old Voting Machines and Modernize Election Infrastructure
AP19:019 02/26/2019 Orange County Votes to Implement Voter’s Choice Act for 2020 Elections
Media Advisory 02/26/2019 California State Archives Offers Free Behind-the-Scenes Black History Month Tour
AP19:018 02/25/2019 'No Stamp, No Problem' - All Vote-by-Mail Ballots Now Come with Prepaid Postage Return Envelopes
AP19:017 02/22/2019 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Responds to President Trump’s Latest Lies on Election Fraud
AP19:016 02/22/2019 CA State Archives Releases New Digital Exhibit Featuring the Town of Allensworth for Black History Month
AP19:015 02/22/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Sponsors Legislation to Modernize the California Filing Process for Candidates for President of the United States
AP19:014 02/21/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Sponsors Campaign and Election Cybersecurity Legislation
AP19:013 02/20/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Recognizes the First Statewide University and College Ballot Bowl Winners
Media Advisory 02/19/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Cal Poly to Honor Campus as 2018 College Ballot Bowl Winners
Media Advisory 02/18/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Lead Conversation on Equity, Inclusion, and Justice at Obama Foundation’s MBK Rising! gathering in Oakland
AP19:012 02/13/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Testifies at US House Committee on Homeland Security
Media Advisory 02/12/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Testify at US House Committee on Homeland Security Hearing on Election Security
AP19:011 02/06/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Certifies Candidates for Senate District 1 and Senate District 33 Special Primary Elections
AP19:010 02/03/2019 One Year Out: Vote-by-Mail Ballots for 2020 Primary to be Mailed February 3, 2020
AP19:009 02/01/2019 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for State Senate District 1 and State Senate District 33 Special Primary Elections
AP19:008 01/28/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Sponsors new Constitutional Amendment to Restore Voting Rights to Parolees
Media Advisory 01/28/2019 Secretary Padilla to Announce Sponsorship of new Constitutional Amendment to Restore Voting Rights to Parolees
Media Advisory 01/23/2019 TOMORROW: California State Archives Offers Free Behind-the-Scenes
Media Advisory 01/22/2019 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for State Senate District 1 and State Senate District 33 Special Primary Elections
AP19:007 01/16/2019 New Referendum Qualified for California's November 2020 Ballot
Media Advisory 01/15/2019 State Archives Speaker Series: Alfred Eichler, The Life of an Exceptional Architect and Watercolor Painter
AP19:006 01/15/2019 State Archives Digitizes its Complete Collection of Famed Architect Alfred Eichler’s Designs
AP19:005 01/15/2019 Secretary Padilla Statement on Federal Court Striking Down Census Citizenship Question
AP19:004 01/10/2019 Secretary of State Padilla Applauds Governor Newsom’s Proposed Expansion of Census Funding
AP19:003 01/09/2019 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP19:002 01/09/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on new DMV Reinvention Strike Team
AP19:001 01/08/2019 Alex Padilla Takes Oath of Office for Second Term as California Secretary of State
Media Advisory 01/04/2019 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to take Oath of Office for Second Term on January 7