Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility CADEM ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR THE MAY 2023 STATEWIDE CONVENTION IN LOS ANGELES - CDP State Convention


LOS ANGELES, CA – The California Democratic Party (CADEM) today announced the speakers for its May 2023 Statewide Reorg Convention. The Convention will be held May 25 – 28, 2023 in Los Angeles and highlight Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi.  Moreover, during the Convention, CADEM’s Re-Organization convention will be welcoming 2023-25 ADEM delegates and 2023-25 Democratic State Central Committee Delegates who play a vital role in building a brighter future for California while organizing to harness the power of Democrats from across the state.

The speakers for the Convention will include:

  • Congressmember Pete Aguilar, CA-33
  • Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, SD-39
  • Mayor Karen Bass, City of Los Angeles
  • California Attorney General Rob Bonta
  • Father Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries
  • California State Controller Malia Cohen
  • Executive Secretary-Treasurer Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, CA Labor Federation
  • Congressmember Maxwell Frost, FL-10
  • Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, AD-46
  • President David Goldberg, California Teachers Association
  • President Crystal Irving, SEIU 221
  • California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis
  • Congressmember Ted Lieu, CA-36
  • Congressmember Zoe Lofgren, CA-18
  • California State Treasurer Fiona Ma
  • President Andrew Meredith, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom
  • First Partner Jennifer Newsom
  • Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, CA-11
  • Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, AD-62
  • President Teresa Romero, United Farm Workers
  • Congressmember Linda Sanchez, CA-39
  • Interim Executive Director Libby Schaaf, Emerge California
  • President Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO
  • Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, SD-28
  • Assemblymember Esmeralda Soria, AD-27
  • California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond
  • Celinda Vazquez, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County
  • Senator Aisha Wahab, SD-10
  • California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber
  • President Yvonne Wheeler, LA Labor Federation

To learn more about the May 2023 Statewide Reorg Convention, please visit

To download the list, click here.

*Please note: The names are listed in alphabetical order and this does NOT include the full list of speakers throughout the Convention. Speakers are subject to change during the convention.*