Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan will deliver the keynote address at California State University, Los Angeles for National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 26.
National Voter Registration Day is a nationally recognized holiday with volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country celebrating and encouraging eligible individuals to register to vote.
This year, Cal State LA students will join the NVRD efforts by hosting an experience that will register hundreds to vote and introduce even more to civic engagement and political participation.
The event will take place in the University-Student Union Plaza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Marcus A. Rodriguez, Director of Government Affairs & Leadership Programs for the Associated Students, Incorporated at Cal State L.A. said the campus is hoping to move toward education and mobilization.
“We’re now finding new avenues for student empowerment as ambassadors that are part of a social movement,” Rodriguez said. “This perspective kicks the dust off a traditional voter registration campaign and excites students looking to get involved or be a part of community organizing. So, from community building and meaning-making on-campus to a more civically engaged lifestyle, we’re hoping to make further inroads.”
Partnering organizations will be present at the event including the University-Student Union, New Voters Project, Fair Elections Legal Network and Pink’s Hotdogs. Live performers from East Los Angeles Buyepongo and Changui Majadero will also be in attendance.
“Voting is a simple, yet powerful act,” Logan said. “I hope students feel inspired to register to vote to exercise their rights and build a strong foundation for a healthy civic life in the future.”
Additional information on NVRD can be found here.
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