Tentative Agenda

Tentative Agenda

2018 CDP State Convention - Tentative Agenda
San Diego, CA
February 23 - 25, 2018

(Updated 1/12/2018)

** Note – The Caucus meetings will be scheduled soon, after consultation with the Caucus Chairs.  Additionally, workshops and other activities will be added to this agenda as presenters and speakers are developed and confirmed.  The time frames in the tentative agenda are subject to change.

Friday, February 23, 2018  
10:00 AM Platform Committee
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop: There's Power in Data: Updates on the MOE System for Local Races
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Exhibit Booths Open
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Finance Committee
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Credentials Committee
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Workshop: Working With Our Youth: How to Motivate and Activate Young People
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Workshop: Candidate Conversation Guide: Reproductive Freedom
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Resolutions Committee (Statewide Propositions Only)

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Rules Committee
2:00 PM - 3:30PM Panel: Labor After Trump: What SCOTUS Decisions and Anti-Labor Policies Will Mean for the Movement
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Organizational Development Committee
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM Blue Beacon Café (made possible by AFSCME-UDW)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM  Credentialing/Registration*
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Panel: Working With Our Allies: How Grassroots Organizations and Democrats Will Win in 2018
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM California Young Democrats Credentialing /Registration
4:45 PM - 6:30 PM CAUCUSES (1st Set)
  CA Federation of DCC Members
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Chair's Welcome Reception
7:3o PM - 9:00 PM Legislation Committee
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM CAUCUSES (2nd Set)
  Arab American
  California Democratic Council
  Chicano Latino
  Computer & Internet
  Native American
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM NorCal After-Party! Hosted by Mike McGuire & Bill Dodd, Jim Wood & Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
10:15 PM - 12:00 AM

California Teachers Association Reception with special guests Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Xavier Beccera and Assembly Member Tony Thurmond

10:15 PM - 12:00 AM Hospitality Suites
  "Sips and Sweets" Hosted by the Tribal Alliance  of Sovereign Indian Nations

"Moving the Valley Forward" Hosted by The Fresno Central Labor Council with Special Guest Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula


"Celebrating Women Who Dare to Run" Hosted by Eleni Kounalakis for Lt. Governor 2018


"A Progressive Vision for California" Hosted by Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor 2018


"Public Higher Education Reception" with special guests CYD, Senator Toni Atkins & Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom featuring DJ Bori! Hosted by CA Faculty Association


"United Dreamers of California" Hosted by Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner


"Ice Cream Social" hosted by Dave Jones for Attorney General


"Mariachi & Margarita Night" Hosted by Congresswoman Linda Sánchez and Congressman Tony Cárdenas

Saturday, February 24, 2018  
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM "A Balanced Breakfast with John Chiang and Friends" Hosted by John Chiang for Governor
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM CAUCUSES (3rd Set)
  Filipino American
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM  California Young Democrats Credentialing/Registration
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Blue Beacon Café (made possible by AFSCME-UDW)
8:30 AM - 9:45AM Workshop: Tech Talk for Grassroots Activists: Learn How to Access the Latest Technology and Social Media for Local Races
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Credentialing/Registration*
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM  Exhibit Booths Open
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM General Session
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Luncheon
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gather with Gavin Newsom 
Delegates Meet-n-Greet with Gavin Newsom

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Working People's Day of Action at Convention Center Park Corner of East Harbor Drive and Park Blvd.

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM General Session
4:15 PM - 6:30 PM Legislative Balloting (Endorsing Caucuses) 
  First Set:
4:15 PM Sign-in Starts
4:30 PM Meeting Start
  AD 42
  SD 32
  CD 4
  CD 45
  CD 48
  Second Set:
5:15 PM Sign-in Starts
5:30 PM Meeting Start
  AD 52
  SD 14
  SD 34
  CD 8
  CD 49
  Region 2 Director Election
5:15 PM Sign-in Starts
5:30 PM Meeting Start
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM U.S. Senate and Statewide Constitutional Offices Balloting (Endorsement)
5:00 PM Platform Amendment Deadline
6:00 PM Platform Committee (if necessary)
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM – 9:15 PM CAUCUSES (4th Set)
  African American
  Asian Pacific Islander
  Business & Professional
  Irish American
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM "Flip the 42nd CD: A Latin Celebration" Hosted by Dr. Norman Quintero for U.S. Congress CD 42
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM "Kaskade at Omnia San Diego" (Must be 21+) Hosted by Assemblymembers Evan Low and Todd Gloria
10:15 PM Hospitality Suites

Reception: Faculty Association of California Community Colleges


"Dessert With Asif" Hosted by Dr. Asif Mahmood for CA Insurance Commissioner

  "Nurses Station" Hosted by CA Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  "DEM2018: Karaoke With Chair Eric C. Bauman and Board Member Fiona Ma
  "Nacho Average Healthcare Union!" Hosted by SEIU-United Healthcare Workers
  "A Whiskey and Scotch Affair" Hosted by Eaze Solutions
Sunday, February 25, 2018  
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Exhibit Booths Open
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Blue Beacon Café (made possible by AFSCME-UDW)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Credentialing/Registration*
10:00 AM General Session

* In order to vote, and have one’s vote counted, at this meeting, a member must have timely paid their dues to This Committee (or had them waived), registered for the meeting, obtained their credential prior to the close of credentialing, and completed and returned to the proper authority any ballot that may be issued.


IMPORTANT - Please Note

  1. You must have a DSCC delegate credential in order to vote in elections or during general session.
  2. All credentials must be physically picked up, in person at Registration - even if you registered online for Convention.
  3. To be eligible to vote in the officer elections, you must pick up your delegate credential at Credentialing/Registration before 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 24.
  4. You must register and receive your credential before elections - while registration is open.

Please check the agenda to confirm Registration hours 


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