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NCDD Member Endorsed by LA Times

We want to extend a big congratulations to NCDD organizational member Pete Peterson on being officially endorsed by the Los Angeles Times. In addition to being the executive director of the Davenport Institute, Pete is currently running for California Secretary of State, and he just received a nod from one of the state’s most prominent publications.

Peterson, center, participates in a March forum for Sec. of State candidates (LA Times)

The LA Times wrote a glowing recommendation for Pete. They commented that Pete “says he wants to be California’s ‘chief engagement officer,’ which sounds corny but is a fitting approach to a job that entails making it as easy as possible for people to vote, and to learn about whom and what they’re voting for.”

More definitively, the Times stated that “[t]he next secretary of state should be fully invested in the office, with a clear sense of its mission as well as the opportunities it offers to make California a leader in voting, political transparency and civic engagement. The candidate who best meets that description is Pete Peterson.”

Congratulations and good luck to Pete!

We encourage you to read the whole LA Times article, which you can find at www.latimes.com/opinion/endorsements/la-ed-end-secretary-of-state-20140504-story.html#axzz30s26lkyM.

And be sure to check out Pete’s speech from the 2012 NCDD conference if you haven’t already seen it: https://ncdd.org/10232.

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An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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