Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Please click each scheduled event below for more detail.

Please click here for the printable agenda.

  • Day 1

    Thursday, April 29

  • Day 2

    Friday, April 30

  • Day 3

    Saturday, May 1

  • Day 4

    Sunday, May 2

  • This meeting is exclusive to CADEM Party Leadership who will receive an overview of the CADEM Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion (JEDI) plan and learn how they can be a partner in creating a more inclusive Party.

  • The Training Extravaganza will kick off with a moderated panel discussion on organizing in Spanish-speaking communities. This event will be held in Spanish and translated into English.
    Speakers include:
    Alex Padilla, U.S. Senator
    Linda Sánchez, U.S. Representative
    Dolores Huerta, President and Founder of the Dolores Huerta
    Apolonio "Polo" Morales, CHIRLA Director of External Affairs
    Moderator: Ada Briceño, Chairwoman, Democratic Party of Orange County

  • You won't want to miss the 2021 Virtual State Convention exhibit hall! Take a break between caucus and committee meetings to check out the virtual exhibit hall, where you can meet and chat with representatives from organizations like the California High School Democrats, DEM2022, and many more. Also, be sure to stop by the CADEM Wellness Booths for some much-needed R&R in between sessions. Once you are logged into the Convention platform, the exhibit hall is only one click away.
    While we are unable to mingle at an in-person exhibit hall this year, we hope you will take the time to visit the exhibit booths from the comfort and safety of your own home. Stay tuned for additional exciting features and tools available to you at our first Virtual State Convention!
    Virtual Exhibit Hall Booths: 
    2022 Trail-Raisers
    California Association of Realtors
    California High School Democrats & California College Democrats
    California School Employees Association
    International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    DEM2022
    Service Employees International Union, Local 1000

  • Join us for a presentation from Executive Director of Project Implicit Amy Johnson on understanding and unpacking implicit bias.

  • Choose from two of six sessions across Session II Parts A & B that will dive deep into some of the ways that implicit bias.

    Implicit Bias in Action Part A - go here to register now!

    Anti-Semitism
    Anti-Asian Hate
    Transphobia
    Islamophobia

  • Choose from two of six sessions across Session II Parts A & B that will dive deep into some of the ways that implicit bias manifests: Implicit Bias in Action Part B (choose two) - go here to register now! Xenophobia, Anti-Blackness, Me Too, Ableism

  • This presentation will introduce the concept of intersectional organizing as an approach to advance justice, equity, diversity, & inclusion. Go here to register for this training!

  • Small group discussions will provide time to debrief, brainstorm next steps, and set transformational goals to continue Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) work! Go here to register for this training!

  • We look forward to seeing you there.

    To register for the meeting, please follow the link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86817400177?pwd=OUMvTnFUSldhRjZwRW9CbmFQdGdWdz09

    CDC has a packed schedule for you; updates on how CDC can support you, workshop presentations lead by clubs about best practices, speeches by elected officials and beyond. Stay tuned for more to come!


  • To register for the Credentials Committee Meeting go to the Standing Committee page here.

  • The Arab American Caucus of the California Democratic Party will be having its officer elections at the April 2021 convention.

  • Celebrating Women on the front lines of the pandemic, in the corridors of power, and at the barricades fighting for equality.

  • Computer & Internet and Business & Professional Computer & Internet Caucus CDP Internet Caucus was formed to harness the power of the internet and communication technology to further Democratic ideals, issues, and legislation; to assist Democratic Clubs and Assembly Districts; and to elect Democratic candidates. Please contact the Chair of this Caucus for more details - Brigette Hunley, 7077123325, brigette.hunley@gmail.com - This group has decided to hold their own meeting on Zoom outside the 2021 CADEM Virtual Convention Platform.
    Is Bitcoin the New Coal? New Campaign Tech! Digital Equity, Big Data, Annual Awards and more.
    Register in advance for this meeting:

  • The Irish Caucus meeting will include elections and presentations from the Consul General of Ireland and other news both National & International. Please contact the Chair of this Caucus for more details. Thomas Patrick O'Shaughnessy, 8186791305, thomoshaughnessy@gmail.com or Mary Ellen Early, 8189438724, mee1@ix.netcom.com - This group has decided to hold their own meeting on Zoom outside the 2021 CADEM Virtual Convention Platform.

  • Senior Caucus will be sharing information/ legislation that pertains to older adults issues; Officer reports, COVID updates; election of caucus officers. Please contact the Chair of this Caucus for more details. Ruth Carter, 415632561, raggcm@comcast.net This group has decided to hold their own meeting on Zoom outside the 2021 CADEM Virtual Convention Platform. We invite you to join us during the upcoming CA Democratic Party Convention Senior Caucus meeting wich be held on Friday, April 30 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. We are in the process of finalizing our program and will send more info next week. Also, Caucus Officer elections will take place at the end of the meeting.
    You must register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwudO2qqT4sHN02FZu8Ezn6DjfMAp61J8ET After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
     

  • Delegates will get an overview of tools and resources available to them as well as a messaging training to help them succeed in their role.

  • You won't want to miss the 2021 Virtual State Convention exhibit hall! Take a break between caucus and committee meetings to check out the virtual exhibit hall, where you can meet and chat with representatives from organizations like the California High School Democrats, DEM2022, and many more. Also, be sure to stop by the CADEM Wellness Booths for some much-needed R&R in between sessions. Once you are logged into the Convention platform, the exhibit hall is only one click away.
    While we are unable to mingle at an in-person exhibit hall this year, we hope you will take the time to visit the exhibit booths from the comfort and safety of your own home. Stay tuned for additional exciting features and tools available to you at our first Virtual State Convention!
    Virtual Exhibit Hall Booths: 
    2022 Trail-Raisers
    California Association of Realtors
    California High School Democrats & California College Democrats
    California School Employees Association
    International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    DEM2022
    Service Employees International Union, Local 1000

  • To register for the Affirmative Action Committee Meeting go to the Standing Committee page here.

  • To register for the Rules Committee Meeting go to the Standing Committee page here.

  • To register for the Voter Services Committee Meeting go to the Standing Committee page here.

  • Protecting the Planet, Providing Good Jobs: Why SB467 is our most important bill. Plus officer elections.

  • To register for the Finance Committee Meeting go to the Standing Committee page here.

  • To register for the Legislation Committee Meeting go to the Standing Committee page here.

  • To register for the Organizational Committee Meeting go to the Standing Committee page here.

  • Join Democratic leaders to hear about how the rise in hate crimes against AAPIs has impacted the community.                                                                 Speakers Include: Melissa Ramoso, CDP Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Chair Catt Phan, Vice-Chair of the Orange County Young Democrats Manjusha Kulkarni, Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council Executive Director Connie Chung Joe, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Nguyen, City of Elk Grove Vice Mayor

  • CDP Platform Committee will not be meeting during the 2021 Convention. CDP Platform Committee Page Here

  • To register for the Resolutions Committee Meeting go to the Standing Committee page here.

  • CDP API Caucus 2021 will end its current term, host awards, discuss our resolution re Anti-API Hate, and conduct its 2021-2023 election!

  • This meeting is to discuss issues and the election of Native Caucus Officers. The California Democratic Party’s Native American Caucus was formed to reach out and bring into the Democratic Party interested registered Democrats who support the goals and objectives of inclusion, political education, voter training, outreach, legislative tracking, research, and participation in the official Democratic Party for all people. The Caucus was formed with a particular focus on including the Native American communities of California in the furtherance of Democratic ideals, issues, and political participation. Further, the Native American Caucus will work to increase educational, economic, and social opportunities while preserving cultural heritage of the state’s minority populations.

  • This meeting will be for officer and Labor reports including State Fed and Building Trades; Officer Elections The purpose of this Caucus to promote and encourage full participation by the labor movement in the Democratic Party and its activities at all levels. It shall be the further purpose of this Caucus to initiate and support party policies and issues which reflect the interests and welfare of working people and to act as the vehicle for the implementation of these policies.

  • Speakers and Awards Presentations We will be randomly selecting event attendees throughout the evening to deliver pizza and a beverage to your house! Register in advance for the Friday Event here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Election of Rural Caucus Officers and Caucus Meeting. The mission of the Rural Caucus is to identify and promote rural issues and candidates who are seeking elected and appointed positions at all levels of government. The Rural Caucus meetings are held in conjunction with the California Democratic Party Conventions and Executive Board Meetings which are published on the www.cadem.org website.

  • Speakers Chair Rusty Hicks, Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Vice-Chair Alex Rooker, Attorney General Appointed Rob Bonta, Controller Dan Weitzman, Varshini Prakash, Sunrise Movement, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Vice-Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall, State Controller Betty Yee, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison

  • You won't want to miss the 2021 Virtual State Convention exhibit hall! Take a break between caucus and committee meetings to check out the virtual exhibit hall, where you can meet and chat with representatives from organizations like the California High School Democrats, DEM2022, and many more. Also, be sure to stop by the CADEM Wellness Booths for some much-needed R&R in between sessions. Once you are logged into the Convention platform, the exhibit hall is only one click away.
    While we are unable to mingle at an in-person exhibit hall this year, we hope you will take the time to visit the exhibit booths from the comfort and safety of your own home. Stay tuned for additional exciting features and tools available to you at our first Virtual State Convention!
    Virtual Exhibit Hall Booths: 
    2022 Trail-Raisers
    California Association of Realtors
    California High School Democrats & California College Democrats
    California School Employees Association
    International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    DEM2022
    Service Employees International Union, Local 1000

  • Speakers

    First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom
    U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
    President Pro Tem Toni Atkins
    Representative Pramila Jayapal
    Secretary Jenny Bach
    Former Chair of CADEM John Burton
    Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara
    Treasurer Fiona Ma
    Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon
    U.S. Senator Alex Padilla
    CA Governor Gavin Newsom
    Former CA Governor Jerry Brown
    Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber
    Vice President Kamala Harris

  • To register for the second Resolutions Committee Meeting go to the Standing Committee page here.

  • Senator Anna Caballero will speak concerning her bill to allow Dreamers to participate in County Central Committees. CLC Elections. The largest Latino Democratic Party organization in the Nation!

  • Filipino American Caucus 2021 CADEM Annual Convention Meeting!

  • Join the Black Caucus Election Convention. Let's get Organized! Maxine - guest speaker A Black Caucus Member - someone that supports the values and policies of the Black caucus.

  • Dems Night In is a virtual soiree event with the California Democratic Party to bring some of the fun to our Convention to guests in the comfort and safety of their own homes!  Guests will receive an assortment of small treats and a beverage in the mail to enjoy while tuning in to a live program on the Convention platform.    We are proud to be California Strong by supporting people of color, women-owned, small businesses!                               Featured Treat Mail Items Include:  The live program will future a moderated panel discussion on what challenges Dems will face in the 2022 midterm elections and what we can do to win.  Special guests include: Grace Parra, a multi-talented TV writer, actress, and host. She is currently a co-producer on Hulu’s Solar Opposites and can be heard on Crooked Media’s Hysteria podcast.  Shakari Byerly,  a Partner and Principal Researcher at EVITARUS. Ms. Byerly designs and conducts public opinion research encompassing a broad range of issues, including candidate and ballot measure campaigns, American social and political values, and public attitudes toward transportation infrastructure and services, education, health care, natural resource conservation. Tefere Gebre, the Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO, and in 2013 became the first immigrant, political refugee, black man and local labor council leader elected as a national officer of the AFL-CIO. DJ Diamond Kuts, Tina Dunham is Diamond Kuts, the first woman to have a mix-show slot on Philadelphia radio. The daughter of Tony Dunham (aka Grand Tone of Korner Boyz), she began mixing in her early teens, developed her skill in her basement and in the parks of West Philly, and eventually promoted herself with mixtapes.

  • LGBTQ Caucus Meeting and Election of Caucus Executive Board.

  • Panel on ADA in relation to schools, workplace, and Democratic party. Setting up committees, discussing Caucus 2 year plan.

  • To join the Caucus meeting go to https://www.progressivecaucuscdp.org/ or contact Amar Shergill, 9162304878, amar@shergilllawfirm.com or David Hildebrand, 9165481941, david.hildebrand.81@gmail.com The Progressive Caucus is committed to advancing the movement & reforming the Party.

  • General Meeting of the CDP Children's Caucus and Leadership Elections. Panels of Speakers, Voting Members and Guests.
    People can join the Children's Caucus meeting by registering here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsdOuoqTgiHdO5UcXFDFMFgWsNdmKAqjPV
    Or by requesting the registration link via: info.cademcc@gmail.com
    Please contact the Chair of this Caucus for more details. Ann Crosbie, 5105575469, chair.cademcc@gmail.com or Daniel Peeden, 9095626939, danielpeeden@gmail.com This group has decided to hold their own meeting on Zoom outside the 2021 CADEM Virtual Convention Platform.

  • Veterans membership meeting and election of the new Caucus Executive Board.