California Democrats Announce Speakers at 2017 State Convention in Sacramento

Convention to Host California Elected Leaders and
3,000 Delegates and Guests

Sacramento, Calif. – Today, the California Democratic Party announced speakers for the 2017 California Democrats State Convention May 19-21 in Sacramento.

CDP Chair John Burton
DNC Chair Tom Perez
Mayor of Sacramento Darrell Steinberg

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
CDP Chair John Burton
US Senator Kamala Harris
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
Secretary of State Alex Padilla
State Controller Betty Yee
State Treasurer John Chiang
President of the California Teachers Association Eric Heins
Executive Director of the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United RoseAnn DeMoro
Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
Attorney General Xavier Becerra
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
Former Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa
Former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
Founder of NextGen Climate Tom Steyer
Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti

CDP Chair John Burton
US Congressmember Adam Schiff

President and CEO of Planned Parenthood CA Kathy Kneer
BOE Member Fiona Ma
Founder of Golden State Opportunity Foundation Joseph Sanberg
Executive Secretary Treasurer of California Labor Federation Art Pulaski
President of California Young Democrats Eddie Kirby
President of California Democratic Council Emilie Gatfield

Updates to the agenda are available at

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