Secretary of State Alex Padilla stopped in to visit with senior students this past Monday at John Burroughs High School he was there to kick off High School Voter Education Weeks (September 19 – 30). The Secretary was on his way to visit with 18 different High Schools within the two weeks.
Secretary of State Padilla discussed the importance of voter registration and the role young people can play in shaping the future through civic participation. He shared his experience of being the youngest to be elected to The Los Angeles City Council prior to being elected to higher office.
The California Education Code designates the last two full weeks in April and September to be High School Voter Education Weeks. This provides an opportunity for high schools and their students to partner with elections officials to promote civic education and participation on campus and foster an environment that cultivates lifelong voters and active citizens.
Joining the Secretary of State Padilla at the event were elected school board officials including Matt Hill Superintendent along with Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes, who was a John Burroughs graduate class of 1971 , and Burbank City Clerk Zizette Mullins.
The Los Angeles County Register-Recorder’s office was also at the event to assist Senors who wanted to sign up the day of the event.