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A Conversation with Our Secretary of State and Our County Clerk

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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California Leadership Series

A Conversation with Our Secretary of State and Our County Clerk


Santa Cruz Indivisible (SCI) will present a conversation with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Santa Cruz County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Gail Pellerin on Friday, August 31 at 7:00 PM at the Rio Theatre. This is the second event in SCI’s California Leadership Series.

What does a Secretary of State do? How does the position affect our right to free and fair elections? How does it relate to our local election process?

More than ever before Secretaries of State play a pivotal role in fighting back against voter suppression and gerrymandering, and in fortifying our elections against attacks from foreign interference. Come learn about Secretary Padilla’s role in these actions and about California’s new Voter’s Choice Act that will reshape how, when, and where California voters register and cast their ballots over the next couple years.

“In the face of a White House that wants to rollback voting rights, the Golden State is serving as a beacon in the fight to expand access to the ballot. Your voice is critical as we implement new reforms to empower our fellow citizens to participate in our elections.” ~ Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Come learn more at this free event.

This event is being sponsored by Pat and Rowland Rebele.

A Conversation with Our Secretary of State and Our County Clerk/Registrar of Voters

Moderator: John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Santa Cruz County Clerk/Registrar of Voters Gail Pellerin

Date: Friday, August 31, 2018

Showtime: 7:00 p.m. (doors open 6:00 p.m.)

Tickets: Admission is free. Register here to ensure admission.

Website: www.santacruzindivisible.org


“Our national political dialogue has turned away from facts and civility.  The strongest response is to have a respectful, affirmative and inclusionary discussion about the challenges we face.  That’s what this event is all about.” ~ John Laird


Rio Theatre
1205 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States


Santa Cruz Indivisible