California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Black Women Leaders to Sen. Feinstein: Give Up Your Own Seat for Sec. Padilla
December 10, 2020
Black women leaders have a recommendation for Dianne Feinstein, California’s senior U.S. Senator: consider giving up your own seat so that California Secretary of State Alex Padilla can fill it. Their call is to appoint a Black Woman with political experience and a track record of success – someone who will be ready on day one to serve. ... read more »
California Voters to Decide Whether or Not Parolees Should Be Allowed to Vote
August 14, 2020
In November, Californians will vote on a proposition that could expand voting rights to include parolees.
If passed, Proposition 17, which passed the State Senate as ACA 6 June 24, would amend the state constitution so that any otherwise eligible person who is not currently incarcerated can vote.
The current law in California prohibits previously incarcerated persons from voting while on parole, though they can vote while on probation, county Post-Release Community Supervision and federal supervised release. Allowing parolees to vote would enfranchise over 40,000 Californians currently on parole. ... read more »