Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

Alex Padilla
2 min readSep 26, 2017


Today is National Voter Registration Day.

It has been 52 years since the federal Voting Rights Act was signed, ensuring the right to vote for every American. Today, we see our voting rights under attack. The 2016 Presidential Election was the first in more than fifty years without the full protection of the voting rights act.

This National Voter Registration Day, let’s fight back against voter suppression, not just with our words, but with action.

Here’s how to get involved:

(1) Register to vote or verify your registration information (for example, have you moved and need to update your address?).

(2) Commit to exercising your right to vote in the next election.

(3) Encourage ten family members and friends to do the same. For more information, visit IWillVote.com

Our democracy and our country thrive when every eligible voter makes their voice heard by casting a ballot. But Trump keeps making false claims of voter fraud to justify his voter suppression agenda.

We can resist these voter suppression efforts by registering to vote and making sure we show up on election day.

Take a few minutes today to either register to vote or make sure that your voter registration information is correct. And then encourage your friends and family to do the same.



Alex Padilla

U.S. Senator for California. Husband & Dad. Former CA Secretary of State. MIT Grad. San Fernando Valley native. Defending the dream.