2017 California Democratic Party Summer Executive Board Meeting


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In order to register, pay dues, see E-Board ticket prices, learn about sponsorship opportunities and/or get info about accommodations click here!

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CADEM Registration

If you have not yet registered for the 2018 California Democratic Party Convention to be held February 23-25 in San Diego, then do it now! I registered today.

The LAST DAY TO REGISTER ONLINE before the conference is February 2nd.  REGISTER HERE

You must go to the CADEM website, click on Conference and register by entering your information on the member log in page. For instructions on how to navigate the member log in, if your having problems, read the directions here: Member Log in Instructions.

You can register when you get to the conference but you will very likely be required to stand in long lines and  potentially miss some portions of general, committee, and/or caucus meetings in the process. Registering ahead of time gives the conference member one less thing to worry about and makes it easier for caucuses to accurately account for how many members plan to renew.

Below are some of the screens you would navigate through when registering:

Registration begins with a Diversity and Inclusion Survey…

This is the introduction page with all pertinent convention details:

…after you complete your convention registration, then you can pay your caucus dues. Unfortunately, it is two separate purchases.

We look forward to seeing at the conference!


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The 2018 California Democratic Party State Convention is back!

The California Democratic Party Convention is back and 2018 is a very important political year for democrats as we continue grassroots campaigns while fighting to keep our cities, counties and states blue by electing democrats to office.

We encourage you to volunteer at this convention and be one of many who dedicate their time and energy to make the convention a successful one. If you are interested all you need to do is sign up online and the CDP will assign you a duty.  When I volunteered last year, I learned a lot about how much coordination and sheer people power is required to make things work.

To sign up to volunteer go here: VOLUNTEER

There is also a volunteer hotline if you have any questions:  (916) 503-7321

The tentative agenda is out! This agenda will provide a much needed general idea of where and when you need to be. From General Session to Dinner, from Caucus meetings to hospitality suites and everything in between.

See the agenda at this  link: Tentative Agenda

Did you ever wonder how many types of caucuses there are? Well there is a page on the CDP website that lists all the caucuses, their chairs, contact information and in some cases a link to the bylaws. Our caucus is the first one.

Go visit the page here: CDP Caucuses

We must also add, that per CDP website:

IMPORTANT – Please Note

Registration will close on Friday, February 2nd at 5PM.

* 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.

You must have a DSCC delegate credential in order to vote in elections or during general session.
All credentials must be physically picked up, in person at Registration – even if you registered online for Convention.

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.

You must register and receive your credential before elections – while registration is open.
NO DELEGATE CREDENTIAL = NO VOTING!  Please check the agenda to confirm Registration hours

Last but not least, for the first time ever the CDP will be hosting a luncheon in their desire to be all inclusive of those who may not be able to attend the dinner. The dinner and the luncheon both have limited seating so please sign up soon. This luncheon will be held on Sat. Feb. 24th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

It is people like you that make the convention great. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Department of Justice: Federal Grand Jury Indictment for Threats Against Congresswoman

A Federal Grand Jury Indictment

On November 20, 2017 the Department of Justice  released a statement announcing that a federal grand jury has indicted a South Bay man for making death threat against United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters. See the press release below:

           LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury has charged a San Pedro man with threatening to murder United States Representative Maxine Waters in a phone call to her Capitol Hill office last month.
Anthony Scott Lloyd, 44, was charged with one count of threatening a United States official in an indictment filed Friday in United States District Court.
Lloyd was arrested in this case on November 9, one day after federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint that accused Lloyd of making the threatening phone call to Rep. Waters’ office. According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, Lloyd called the Congresswoman’s office on October 22 and left a voicemail laced with expletives and epithets that uses the words “dead” and “kill” a total of four times.
Lloyd, who was freed on a $20,000 bond after his arrest, is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment on December 7.
An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
If he were to be convicted of making the threat against Rep. Waters with the intent to interfere with the Congresswoman while she engaged in her official duties, Lloyd would face a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which received assistance from the United States Capitol Police, Threat Assessment Section.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Veronica Dragalin of the General Crimes Section.

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Diana Becton: First Black Female District Attorney in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa’s First Black Female District Attorney


The California Democratic Party African American Caucus would like to congratulate Diana Becton, who is a retired Superior Court Judge, for being appointed District Attorney by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors this past Tuesday, September 12th.

Becton holds a Bachelors in economics from San Francisco State University and later graduated from the Golden Gate University Law School. She practiced law for about eight years and then became an judge. Becton also gained early experience working in the public sector in the eighties with the City of Richmond’s Housing Finance and Development department.

She was appointed to the bench in 1995 and was later elected as Presiding Judge for the 2011-2012 term, and served as Assistant Presiding Judge 2009-2010. She comes to the District Attorneys office with a wealth of experience and leadership. She has served in many roles, including Supervising Civil Fast Track, Supervising Felony Criminal Calendar, Supervising Richmond Branch court, and Presiding Judge of the former Richmond Municipal Court.

Please help us congratulate her!

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