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1891 - Post office established at Saugus depot; renamed Surrey in 1906 [story]
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lacoseal_countyseal_2015Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and County Clerk Dean C. Logan will join Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Los Angeles County Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas, Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, August 6.

WHAT: Press Conference to Address 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Voting in Los Angeles County

WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 – 3rd Floor Temple Street steps near Public Affairs Office

WHO: Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas, Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis.

WHY: The Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 is a milestone in national legislation that prohibits discriminatory voting practices from disenfranchising African Americans and minorities. Since its initial passage, the act has expanded its reach with amendments that assist language minorities in the voting process by providing language-specific election materials to jurisdictions with large numbers of language minorities.

The mission of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is to serve Los Angeles County by providing essential records management and election services in a fair, accessible and transparent manner. For more information, visit www.lavote.net.

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  1. The symbolism here is intense

  2. Should be a national holiday.

  3. Should be a national holiday.

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Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020
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