Resolutions Committee

The Resolutions Committee reviews all resolutions proposed to the committee or the Executive Board in accordance with the California Democratic State Central Committee (CDP) Bylaws. This committee has authority to recommend, reject, or amend all such resolutions prior to referral to the committee or the Executive Board. The Resolutions Committee establishes and publishes the procedures for the proposition of resolutions that are consistent with the Party’s Bylaws.

Submit a Resolution

The deadline to submit a resolution for consideration at the State Convention in May 2017 is 5pm on Wednesday, April 19. Late resolutions are not timely and may not be considered until the Executive Board Meeting in August 2017.

Please be advised: Resolutions are intended to be general statements of our principles.

Resolutions that dive into highly technical and detailed policy recommendations may not be considered by the Committee at their meeting.

Resolutions should not reference or take positions on specific bill numbers, legislation, or ballot initiatives.

The resolving body of the resolution must be the California Democratic Party, not a different organization.

Procedural Rules / How to Submit a Resolution

Adopted Resolutions (2010 - 2015)

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 11.19.16

Final Resoultions Packet Adopted 6.19.16

Final Ballot Initiatives Adopted 6.19.16

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 2.28.16

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 8.16.15

Previous Resolutions Packets

Committee Roster 2015-2017

Lead Chairs
John Hanna, Orange
Martha Escutia, Whittier

Co-Chairs
Raymond Cordova, Garden Grove
Cesar Diaz, Sacramento 
Brian Leubitz, San Francisco
Mary Rose Ortega, Los Angeles
Steve Preminger, San Jose
Emily Thurber, Los Altos

Members
Thomas Aja, Modesto
Brian Allison, Sacramento
Rachel Binah, Little River
Brannin Dorsey, Fremont
Yahaira Garcia-Perea, Fresno 
Michael Gelfand, Rancho Santa Fe
Jim Gonzalez, Sacramento 
Elvira Harris, Rancho Cucamonga
James Hilfenhaus, Burbank
Brigette Hunley, Fairfield
Leslie Katz, San Francisco 
Agi Kessler, Indio 
Daraka Larimore-Hall, Santa Barbara
Susan McEntire, Sacramento
John Vassiliades, La Palma
Adrian Vazquez, Los Angeles 
Celinda Vazquez, Hawthorne

Committee Staff
Sarah Clough
(916)442-5707 
sarah@cadem.org 

Please note that these descriptions are not meant to be an interpretation of the California Democratic Party By-Laws. The CDP By-Laws are available on our website here.

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