2015 Democratic State Convention Agenda

Tentative Agenda – subject to change

2015 Caucus Meeting Schedule (PDF)


Friday, May 15
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM WORKSHOP: The MOE (Mobilize, Organize, Elect) enables Democratic organizations to manage voter targeting, volunteers, members, online phone banks, and neighborhood/precinct leaders within a single integrated online system to maximize efforts for not just one election cycle, but over the course of many election cycles to strengthen the party and elect more Democrats.  
12:00 PM  Exhibit Hall open  Hall B
 12:30 PM WORKSHOP: New Delegate Orientation Convention 101: Get the most out of convention. Learn when and how to register, what it means to credential, what General Session entails, notable events such as voting, caucus meetings, phone banking, and hospitality suites.  204B
 1:00 PM Credentials Committee  205A
 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Rules Committee  207C
CAUCUSES (first set)
 2:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Computer and Internet Caucus
 2:30 PM – 4:15 PM Senior Caucus
 2:30 PM – 9:00 PM GOTV Phone Bank – Susan Bonilla for State Senate  203B
 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Credentialing/Registration*  Hall C
 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM CYD Registration  201C
 4:00 – 5:30 PM PANEL: Raising California – Democrats’ drive for income equality Tackling income inequality is one of the greatest challenges facing our economy and our elected leaders. Hear about Democrats’ solutions to this critical problem facing California and the nation and learn how we are showing leadership through action to close the income equality gap.  201AB
 4:30 PM Resolutions Committee  207AB
CAUCUSES (second set)
4:45 PM – 6:30 PM
Children’s Caucus
4:45 PM – 6:30 PM
California Democratic Council Caucus
4:45 PM – 6:30 PM
Federation of DCC Members Caucus
 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Chairman’s Welcome Reception  Lobby outside Hall B
CAUCUSES (third set)
 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM
Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM
Native American Caucus
Hospitality Suites
 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Assemblymember Tom Daly’s Welcome to Anaheim Reception Sponsored by: Orange County Democratic Party, LA/OC Building & Construction Trades Council, the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, OC COPS & OC Firefighters Association.  Anaheim Hilton – Avalon Room
 9:15 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. NorCal After Party! Join Senator Mike McGuire & Assemblymember Bill Dodd, for a poolside celebration!  Anaheim Hilton – Poolside
 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.  TURN UP FOR TURNOUT Presented by CA Young Democrats Honoring Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Featuring Sugar Ray and Z-Trip  House of Blues, 1530 Disneyland Drive (shuttle to/from Hilton Anaheim starting at 9:30 p.m.)
10:15 p.m. – Midnight  Keep The Promise to CA Schools Dessert Reception Hosted by: California Teachers Association  Anaheim Convention Center, Room # 201 AB
 10:15 p.m. – Midnight  1911 Reception Hosted by State Senator Isadore Hall, III & State Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr.  Anaheim Convention Center, Room # 206 AB
 10:15 p.m. – Midnight  Welcome Democrats! Hosted by: the California Hospital Association & State Building & Construction Trades Council of California  Anaheim Convention Center, Room # 205 AB
 10:15 p.m. – Midnight  Celebrating our Partnership A reception honoring the CDP Women’s Caucus Hosted by: the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association  Anaheim Convention Center, Room # 204 A
 10:15p.m. – Midnight  Hospitality Suite Hosted by: Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations and Native American Caucus  Anaheim Convention Center, Room, # 207 C
 10:15 p.m. – Midnight  LLEGO-PAC Celebrate Emerging Progressive Leaders with Congressman Ruben Gallego Hosted by: Congressman Ruben Gallego & Joe Sanberg  Anaheim Convention Center, Room # 207 D
 10:15 p.m. – Midnight  Be Our Guest, Hosted Hospitality Suite Hosted by: CAOC, CYD progressive caucus, CYD environmental caucus  Anaheim Convention Center, Room 202 AB
Saturday, May 16
CAUCUSES (fourth set)
 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Disability Caucus
 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Environmental Caucus
 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Filipino American Caucus
 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
LGBT Caucus
 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Rural Caucus
 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Women’s Caucus
 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM PANEL: Divide and Falter – a lack of progress report on the   Congressional Republicans
Congressional Republicans are out of step with Americans’ priorities for the economy, the environment, and their families. Learn how California Democrats can take action to restore the Democratic majority in Congress.
 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Credentialing/Registration*  HALL C
 9:00 AM Exhibit Hall Open  HALL B
 9:00 PM-5:00 PM CYD registration  201 C
 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM General Session   HALL B
 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Legislative Leadership Luncheon
Featuring Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León and
Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins
Tickets are sold out. 
 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM GOTV Phone Bank – Susan Bonilla for Senate  203 B
 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM General Session  HALL B
 4:45 PM REGIONAL DIRECTOR ELECTIONS  Registration to Vote Opens* (Only contested races held)
 5:15 PM  Region 07 (AD 27 * 28 * 29 * 30)  204A
 Region 09 (AD 26 * 33 * 36 * 40)  202B
 Region 13 (AD 47 * 52 * 60 * 61)  205A
 Region 14 (AD 54 * 59 * 62 * 64)  207D
CAUCUSES (fifth set)
 4:45 PM – 6:30 PM  Business and Professional
 4:45 PM – 6:30 PM Chicano Latino
 4:45 PM – 6:30 PM Veterans
 4:45 PM – 6:30 PM Labor
 5:00 PM Deadline to submit resolutions signatures  206A
 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Resolutions Committee  206A
 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner featuring Representative Barney Frank (Ret.) Tickets are sold out.  HALL C
 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM CAUCUSES (sixth set)
 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM African American
 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM Arab American
 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM Irish American
 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM Progressive
 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM California Young Democrats
Hospitality Suites
 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Cookies with Kamala Sponsored by: LA County Young Democrats  Anaheim Convention Center, Grand Plaza (outdoors)
 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Legislative Leadership Reception: Come mingle with Senate pro Tem Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and members of the Democratic Caucus Hosted by: President pro Tem Kevin de León and Speaker Toni G. Atkins  Anaheim Convention Center, Room # 204 C
4:00 PM-5:30 PM  Margaritas & Mambo! Hosted by Loretta Sanchez & Young Latino Democrats of CA.  Grand Plaza Area
 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM #ReadyforherToo Cocktail Reception hosted by Emerge California, close the gap CA, California Democratic Council and Women in Power PAC.
Free drinks from 10:30pm to 11pm!
 Magnolia Pool @ the Annabella Hotel
 10:00 p.m. – Midnight  Karaoke Night at the Convention Grab the mic and be a star! Brought to you by Hon. Fiona Ma, Eric C. Bauman, Hon. Ed Lee, Hon. John Chiang, Hon. Mike Honda, Hon. Rob Bonta, LACDP, the CDP API and LGBT Caucuses, and the CYD API Caucus.  Hilton Anaheim – 1st Floor Avalon Ballroom
 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.  LACYD Presents: “Paint the Town Blue” Convention Party  Anaheim Convention Center, Hall C (meal room)
 10:15 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.  Tribute to the CA Legislative Black Caucus Hosted: State Senator Isadore Hall, III & State Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr.  Anaheim Convention Center, Room # 206AB
 10:15 p.m.  – Midnight  DESSERTS WITH DAVE! Ice Cream, Cookies, and Coffee with Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones  Anaheim Convention Center, Room # 204 C
 10:15 p.m. – Midnight “Politics, Sex and Cocktails” hosted by Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California.  Anaheim Convention Center, Room # 202 A
 10:15 p.m.  – Midnight  Democrats for Israel—Los Angeles Ice Cream Social Hosted by: Democrats for Israel—Los Angeles  Anaheim Convention Center, Room # 207 C
 10:15 p.m.  – Midnight  Internet Association Reception Come snap a #selfie and #party with event co-hosts Assemblymembers Evan Low, Ian Calderon and Autumn Burke  Anaheim Convention Center, Room # 207 AB
 10:15 p.m. – Midnight  Celebrate Cannabis Legalization in 2016 Join the Brownie Mary Democratic Club and Assemblyman Jim Wood for Brownies, Ice Cream, and A HOSTED BAR! Meet reformers from throughout the nation. Music by DJ Elmo Greenmeds  Anaheim Convention Center, Room 201AB
Sunday, May 17
 8:00 AM Exhibit Hall open  HALL B
 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Credentialing/Registration*  HALL C
 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CDP Controller Hilary Crosby Presentation on Maximizing Event Donations  HALL B
 10:00 AM General Session

  • Adoption of Resolutions
  • Regional Director Ratification
 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM GOTV Phone Bank – Susan Bonilla for Senate 203 B
* In order to vote, and have one’s vote counted, at this Convention, 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.



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