2019 News Releases, Advisories, and E-Newsletters

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Media Advisory 09/16/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Arleta High School in Los Angeles County
Media Advisory 09/13/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Kick Off High School Voter Education Weeks with Visit to Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills
AP19:066 09/13/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Appoints Tamara Martin as State Archivist
Media Advisory 09/12/2019 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Host Citizenship Ceremony; Display 1849 California Constitution
Media Advisory 09/12/2019 California State Archives to Host Rare Display of the Original 1849 California Constitution at the California Museum
AP19:065 09/09/2019 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP19:064 09/09/2019 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP19:063 09/09/2019 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
Media Advisory 09/06/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Club of Southern California Annual Luncheon
AP19:062 09/05/2019 Assembly District 1 Special Primary Election Results Certified
Media Advisory 09/03/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Chair California Complete Count Committee Public Meeting
Media Advisory 08/27/2019 California State Archives Offers Free Behind-the-Scenes State Parks Tour
AP19:061 08/15/2019 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for November 5, 2019 Odd Year Elections
Media Advisory 08/15/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Join California Legislative Leaders to Prepare for Statewide 2020 Census Efforts
Media Advisory 08/08/2019 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Join State and Local Election Leaders on DEFCON Panel
AP19:060 08/06/2019 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
Media Advisory 08/06/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Join Central Valley Leaders to Prepare for Statewide 2020 Census Efforts
Media Advisory 08/05/2019 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for November 5, 2019 Odd Year Elections
Media Advisory 08/02/2019 Secretary Padilla to Provide Remarks to UnidosUS 2019 Annual Conference Leading into the Future Breakfast
AP19:059 07/30/2019 New Law to Modernize the California Filing Process for Presidential Primary Candidates Signed by Governor Newsom
Media Advisory 07/23/2019 California State Archives Offers Free Behind-the-Scenes Summer Tour
AP19:058 07/12/2019 Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Campaign and Election Cybersecurity Legislation
AP19:057 07/11/2019 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Trump Comments on Census and Citizenship Question
AP19:056 07/10/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Certifies Candidates for Assembly District 1 Special Primary Election
AP19:055 07/05/2019 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for Assembly District 1 Special Primary Election
AP19:054 07/02/2019 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Print 2020 Census Without Citizenship Question
AP19:053 07/01/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Releases First Report on Corporations with Female Board Members
AP19:052 06/27/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Election, Census Funding in State Budget
AP19:051 06/27/2019 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on the United States Supreme Court Census Citizenship Question Ruling
AP19:050 06/26/2019 Over Half of State’s Voters to be Covered by Voter’s Choice Act for 2020 Elections as Tuolumne County Becomes 14th County to Adopt Reform
AP19:049 06/25/2019 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
Media Advisory 06/25/2019 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for Assembly District 1 Special Primary Election
Media Advisory 06/18/2019 California State Archives Offers Free Behind-the-Scenes LGBTQ Pride Month Tour
AP19:048 06/17/2019 California Secretary of State Certifies Senate District 1 and Senate District 33 Special General Election Results
AP19:047 06/14/2019 Butte County Becomes 13th County to Adopt Voter’s Choice Act for 2020 Elections
Media Advisory 06/14/2019 Secretary Padilla, Mayor Steinberg Join Sacramento Area Leaders to Prepare for Statewide 2020 Census Efforts
Media Advisory 06/10/2019 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Give Commencement Speech at Santa Monica College Graduation
Media Advisory 05/30/2019 Southwest Voter Registration Education Project to Present California Secretary of State Alex Padilla with the Campeón Award
AP19:046 05/29/2019 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Mueller Comments
Media Advisory 05/28/2019 California State Archives Offers Free Behind-the-Scenes Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Tour
Media Advisory 05/28/2019 State Archives Speaker Series: A Legacy in Brick & Iron - Sacramento’s Central & Southern Pacific Railroad Shops
AP19:045 05/21/2019 Amador County Becomes 12th County to Adopt Voter’s Choice Act for 2020 Elections
Media Advisory 05/20/2019 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Participate in Latino State of Census 2020 Briefing in D.C.
Media Advisory 05/17/2019 Secretary of State’s Safe at Home Program to Participate in ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ Activities
Media Advisory 05/16/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Join Orange County Registrar and City Officials for “Roadshow to Vote Centers 2020” Launch
Media Advisory 05/15/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Provide Keynote Address at Pacific Clinics’ 22nd Annual Latino Conference
AP19:044 05/15/2019 New Online California Trademark Search Tool launched through bizfile California Portal
AP19:043 05/10/2019 State Archives Releases New Digital Exhibit Featuring the History of the Transcontinental Railroad in California
AP19:042 05/09/2019 Secretary of State Padilla Statement on Voting System Funding in Governor’s May Budget Revision
AP19:041 05/07/2019 State Archives’ ‘First Complete Rail Map of the Sierra’ Available Digitally, On Public Display for the First Time
AP19:040 05/06/2019 Vote-by-Mail Ballots now being sent to SD 1 and 33 Voters; Secretary of State Alex Padilla Reminds Voters of their Ballot Return Options
Governor's Press Release 04/30/2019 Governor Newsom Appoints Secretary of State Alex Padilla Chair of the California Complete Count Committee
AP19:039 04/30/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on the Passing of Ellen Tauscher
Media Advisory 04/29/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit James Lick High School in San Jose
Media Advisory 04/26/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit High Schools in Sacramento and Yolo Counties
Media Advisory 04/24/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Montebello High School
AP19:038 04/24/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla, ‘Safe at Home’ Program Recognize April as Sexual Violence Awareness Month; to Participate in Denim Day Activities
Media Advisory 04/23/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Participate in Inaugural UCLA “Luskin Summit 2019: ‘Livable L.A.’”
AP19:037 04/23/2019 El Dorado County Adopts Voter’s Choice Act for 2020 Elections; 11 Counties Now in For Election Reform
Media Advisory 04/23/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Van Nuys High School
AP19:036 04/22/2019 On Earth Day, California Voters Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint by Opting-Out of Paper Voter Information Guides
Media Advisory 04/22/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Inglewood High School
Media Advisory 04/19/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Charter High School
AP19:035 04/18/2019 Secretary of State Padilla Statement on Mueller Report
AP19:034 04/17/2019 State Archives Releases ‘California Witch Hunt’ a new 3-Part Digital Exhibit focuses on the CA Un-American Activities Committee
Media Advisory 04/16/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Anderson Clark Magnet High School in Glendale
Media Advisory 04/15/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Kick Off High School Voter Education Weeks with Visit to Katella High School in Anaheim
AP19:033 04/10/2019 Santa Clara County Adopts Voter's Choice Act for 2020 Elections; Nearly Half of California Voters will Enjoy More Flexibility in When, Where, and How They Can Vote
AP19:032 04/04/2019 Senate District 1 & Senate District 33 Special Primary Election Results Certified
AP19:031 04/02/2019 Secretary Padilla Publishes Reports on Conditional Voter Registration and Provisional Ballot Use in November 2018 General Election
AP19:030 03/28/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Appoints Robert Abelon as Deputy Secretary of State for Policy and Planning
Media Advisory 03/27/2019 California State Archives Offers Free Behind-the-Scenes Women’s History Month Tour
Media Advisory 03/27/2019 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Keynote Latino Education and Advocacy Days Summit X
AP19:029 03/25/2019 Secretary of State Building Complex Renamed in Honor of March Fong Eu
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