Convention Speakers

Friday, March 7

Chairman Burton will kick things off at the Chairman’s Reception at 6:00pm. Hosted by Next Gen Climate Action.


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Chairman John Burton
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
Houston Mayor Annise Parker
Governor Jerry Brown
CDP Controller Hilary Crosby
Secretary of State Debra Bowen
Treasurer Bill Lockyer
Controller John Chiang
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
CTA President Dean Vogel
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
Next Generation Co-Founder Tom Steyer
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom

Also, during Saturday general session we will air candidate videos from:

  • Secretary of State candidate Derek Cressman
  • Secretary of State candidate Senator Alex Padilla
  • Secretary of State candidate Senator Leland Yee
  • Controller candidate Speaker John A. Pérez
  • Controller candidate BOE member Betty Yee
  • BOE candidate Fiona Ma
  • BOE candidate Chris Parker
  • BOE member Jerome Horton

Lunch speaker: Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.

Dinner speaker: Congresswoman Barbara Lee and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.


BOE Chairman Jerome Horton
CDP Vice Chair Alex Rooker
BOE member Betty Yee
CDP Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman
California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez
California Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins
CDP Secretary Daraka Larimore-Hall
Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
Senate Appropriations Chair Kevin De León


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