Affirmative Action Committee

The Democratic Party maintains a strong commitment to diversity and expanding participation. To ensure that commitment, the Affirmative Action Committee advises all persons with power of appointment and all electing bodies, of the demographics of California Democrats so that the Party’s makeup is representative in gender, ethnicity, creed, age, sexual orientation, economic status, physical ability, and area of residence.

2016-17 Committee Report

2015 Committee Report


Committee Roster 2017-2019


Basim Elkarra
Maria Patterson


Barbara Calhoun
Miguel Canales
Evan Minton
Dorothy Smith
Karen Weinstein
Ruthee Goldkorn


Iyad Afalqa
Lester Aponte
Joe Britt
Debra Carthan
Michael Cheng
Marsha Conant
Dinah Frieden
Ameenah Fuller
Felipe Grimaldo
Robert Handy
Talat Khan
Darryl Marshall
Alex San Martin
Gladys Soto
Michael Stone
Steve Veres
Andrea Villa

Committee Staff

Kasey Walukones
(916) 442-5707

* 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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