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January 22, 2020


Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Garfield High School

LOS ANGELES, CA – Secretary Padilla, in partnership with Telemundo 52, will be visiting Garfield High School in East Los Angeles on Thursday, January 23.

Over the next two weeks, Secretary Padilla will visit high schools across California to discuss the importance of voting and the role young people can play in shaping the future through civic participation. Secretary of State staff will be onsite to help students register and pre-register to vote.

In preparation for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary, Secretary Padilla will be encouraging all eligible 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote. Once pre-registered, their registration will automatically activate when they turn 18. Secretary Padilla will also be highlighting the importance of ensuring a complete and accurate count of all Californians for the 2020 Census.

In 2018, Secretary Padilla launched a High School Civic Engagement Portal, High school students can learn more about pre-registration, find out how to be a student poll worker, get resources to host a Student Mock Election on their campus, and learn how to organize voter registration drives on their campuses.

*Media interested in attending should RSVP to


California Secretary of State Alex Padilla


Thursday, January 23, 2020
9:20 a.m.


Garfield High School - Auditorium
5101 E 6th Street
East Los Angeles, CA 90022


Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Roberto Negrete, (213) 332-2299

Los Angeles Unified School District
Shannon Haber,


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