In the spring, hundreds of people gathered for two California
Secretary of State Forums – one in Los Angeles
and the other in San
Diego. The events sparked a great
statewide Twitter conversation. Why? Because the Secretary of State race is being
called the race
worth watching this year. Democrat Alex Padilla and Republican Pete
Peterson are the two candidates left in the runoff and the race is tight.
Did you know that one in four eligible Californians is not
registered to vote? That our state ranks 45th in the nation in voter
registration? That people are still being denied the right to vote because
English isn’t their first language or they have a disability? This
year, we will have the power to choose the person who oversees the heart of our
democracy – the right to vote!
On October 9, 2014, John Myers of KQED, moderated a forum in Berkeley with the candidates
vying to be the state’s top elections official. To watch the event, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSdAS5eJfNs.
This is your opportunity to raise your voice and
have a say in how California’s elections are run and who gets to participate in