California Democratic Party Announces Speaking Lineup for 2019 Organizing Convention

Sacramento, Calif. – Today, the California Democratic Party announced speakers for the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention that will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from May 31-June 2, 2019. The Friday Chair’s Welcome Reception will take place in the Moscone North Lower Lobby. General Sessions and Saturday Lunch/Dinner will take place in Hall F of Moscone North Hall. 

FRIDAY WELCOME RECEPTION (6-7PM)
CDP Acting Chair Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker 
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

SATURDAY GENERAL SESSION (10-11:30AM)
CDP Acting Chair Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker
Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown
San Francisco Mayor London Breed
Governor Gavin Newsom
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Senate President pro Tem Toni G. Atkins
Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis
Attorney General Xavier Becerra
Controller Betty Yee
Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara
US Senator Kamala Harris
US Senator Cory Booker
Fmr. US Rep. Beto O’Rourke 
US Senator Elizabeth Warren

SATURDAY LUNCH (Noon-1PM)
CDP Acting Chair Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
Senate President pro Tem Toni G. Atkins
US Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Chair of the CA Congressional Delegation

SATURDAY GENERAL SESSION (1:30-3PM)
Tom Steyer, Founder of NextGen Climate
Joe Sanberg, Founder of CALEITC4Me
State Treasurer Fiona Ma
Supt. of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond (tent.)
Assemblymember Monique Limon
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard 
Mayor Pete Buttigieg
US Rep. Eric Swalwell
US Senator Amy Klobuchar
Fmr Governor John Hickenlooper 
Governor Jay Inslee
CDP Secretary Jenny Bach
Former CDP Chair Art Torres
Rita Ramirez (Candidate for CDP Chair)
Rusty Hicks (Candidate for CDP Chair)
Daraka Larimore Hall (Candidate for CDP Chair)
Mike Katz-Lacabe (Candidate for CDP Chair)
Kimberly Ellis (Candidate for CDP Chair)
Mike Saifie (Candidate for CDP Chair)
Lenore Albert (Candidate for CDP Chair)

SATURDAY DINNER (6-7:30PM)
CDP Acting Chair Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker
US Rep. Adam Schiff
US Rep. Maxine Waters

SUNDAY GENERAL SESSION (10AM –12:30PM)
CDP Acting Chair Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker
US Senator Bernie Sanders
The Hon. Julian Castro
Fmr. US Rep. John Delaney 
CDP Secretary Jenny Bach
CDP Controller Dan Weitzman
Gilda Gonzalez, CEO of Planned Parenthood Northern California
April Verrett, SEIU 2015
Art Pulaski, California Labor Federation
Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen 
Board of Equalization Member Tony Vazquez
Board of Equalization Member Michael Schaefer 

(Candidates for US President in BOLD)
 
The CDP Organizing Convention will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from May 31st to June 2nd, 2019. The theme of this year’s CDP Organizing Convention is “Blue Wave Rolling.” 
 
The CDP State Convention is the largest gathering of active Democrats from around the State. There are more than 3,400 delegates registered and more than 300 media credentialed for this convention. Total number of delegates, guests, observers, volunteers, staff and media will be around 5,000 attendees. 
 
This gathering will be instrumental in determining changes to the Party’s platform and will elect a new Chair to lead the CDP into 2020. (The CDP Organizing Convention is the first of two State Conventions the CDP will hold this year. The second is the CDP Endorsing Convention which will take place in November 2019.)
 
The California Democratic Party will be live-tweeting, live streaming, and otherwise keeping interested partiesupdated across social media using the hashtag #CADEM19and #BlueWaveRolling. 
 
NOTE TO MEDIA: Members of the media who do not yet have credentials are encouraged to apply ASAP by clicking here or visiting the MEDIA section of the website www.CDPConvention.org.
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