Affirmative Action Committee


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April Affirmative Action Convention Agenda

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 elected 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

Committee Roster 2019-2021


Denise Penn, San Clemente
Basim Elkarra, Sacramento


James Araby, Briones
Barbara Calhoun, Compton
Jacqueline Moreau, Orinda
Andrea Reyna, Menlo Park
Dorothy “Dottie” Smith, Fresno
Robin Torello. San Leandro
Rosemary Wrenn, Shell Beach


Elizabeth Badger, Winnetka
Yousuf Bhaghani, Corona
Christopher Bowen, West Hollywood
Joe Britt, Rialto
Marsha Conant, Fresno
Tejinder Dhami, Fremont
Howard Egerman, Oakland
James Elia, Briones
Claude Ezran, Palo Alto
Dinah Frieden, Irvine
Brendalynn Goodall, Oakland
Rachel Hernandez, Modesto
John Jones III, Oakland
Jon Katz, Santa Monica
Shagoofa Khan, Antioch
Talat Khan, Redlands
Janaki Morgan, Palm Springs
Michael Nye, Richmond
Justin Sha, Fremont
Dorothy Taylor, Stockton
Alfred Twu, Berkeley
Rick Zaldivar, Los Angeles
Lisa Van Zevern, Hayward

CYD Ambassadors

Parshan Khosravi, Orange
Kasandra Soto, Sacramento

Committee Staff

Unique Wilson
(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.