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The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

While the Trump administration and the Republican Congress are trying to outdo each other with their voter suppression strategies, we’re working diligently in California to empower young people to use their voices and VOTE as soon as they’re eligible.

As your Secretary of State, I have the privilege of traveling the state and visiting as many schools as I can along the way. At each stop, I partner with local groups to promote civic education and voter registration. In fact, state law designates the last two weeks of April and September as High School Voter Education Weeks.

This spring, the hot topic was online pre-registration.

Online pre-registration, made possible through legislation authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson in 2014, will help more young people vote as soon as they are eligible. Whether they’re at school, at home, or hanging out with friends, young Californians who are eligible can pre-register to vote on their smartphone, tablet or laptop. It’s quick and easy.

Getting young people involved early makes them informed and engaged citizens and much more likely to be consistent voters in the years ahead.

Which high school should we visit next? Email your suggestion here!

Here are a few highlights from my recent high school visits:

Sylmar High School (Sylmar, CA): LA Times: In California, teens can now register in advance to be voters – LA Times

John W. North High School (Riverside, CA): Press Enterprise: Secretary of state urges Riverside teens to register to vote

Hueneme High School (Oxnard, CA): Ventura County Star News: Voting is on the agenda of secretary of state’s Hueneme visit

Linden High School (Linden, CA): Stockton Record: Secretary of state takes youth voter drive to Linden

Argonaut High School (Jackson, CA): KVGC Radio: Argonaut High Welcomed California Secretary of State

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