TOMORROW: Governor and First Partner to Celebrate Read Across America in Sacramento


SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom will join millions of parents, teachers and community members across the country tomorrow in celebrating the National Education Association’s 21st annual Read Across America Day.

Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.

“As Dr. Seuss says, ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,’” said First Partner Newsom.

“As parents, Gavin and I understand the lasting benefits of reading to our kids from the earliest of ages, and spending that quality time with them. Books reveal unexplored universes and stimulate curiosity, they promote inquisition and encourage ambition. As we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we encourage all Californians to join us in picking up a good book and reading to the children in your life.”

In January, Governor Newsom unveiled his proposed state budget, which makes the largest-ever investment in K-12 education. The budget proposes investing $6 billion in state funds to help school districts pay down pension debt and receive substantial new funding for special education and early education.


Governor and First Partner Participate in Read Across America Event

What: Governor Newsom and First Partner Newsom will read Ada Twist, Scientist and Rosie Revere, Engineer to elementary school students.

When: Tomorrow, Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Washington Elementary School, 520 18th St, Sacramento, CA 95811.

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only and space is limited. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to by 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019.