Platform Committee

The California Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) adopts its Platform every two years. The Party's current Platform was adopted at the annual Democrats State Party Convention in 2016.

The committee will follow the process outlined below to adopt the next Party platform, which will be voted on and adopted at the annual Democratic Party State Convention in 2018.

 

The California Democratic Party Platform Committee is drafting the next Party Platform by following the process outlined below, which will be voted on and adopted at the annual Democratic Party State Convention in 2018. We welcome your input in shaping the Platform.

The Platform Committee is responsible for:

  • Holding at least three meetings throughout the state;
  • Having a platform draft available for interested persons on the first day of the meeting of the DSCC at which the platform is being considered;
  • Holding a final hearing during the first day of that meeting; and
  • Presenting to the DSCC for approval a final draft of the platform during the second day of that meeting.

Information

Click here for the 2016 Platform

2017-2018 Platform Committee Calendar (Updated 8/29/17)

Platform Plank Subcommittee Member Assignments (Updated 8/29/17)

Submit Platform Testimony

Submit Testimony or Language Proposal for the 2018 Platform (Deadline: November 17, 2017 at 5 PM)

Hearings and Meetings

Northern Statewide Platform Hearing Information (9/23/17)

Southern Statewide Platform Hearing Agenda (8/25/17)

2017 August Executive Board Meeting - Platform Committee Meeting Agenda (8/25/17)

Committee Roster 2017-2019

Lead Chairs

Lyn Shaw
Howard Welinsky

Co-Chairs  

Martha Acevedo
Taisha Brown
Norman Chramoff
Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr.
Jonathan Lyens
Julie Soo

Members

Jonathan Abboud
Mike Aguilera
Michael Barnett
Jennifer Barraza
Debra Broner
Deborah Burger
Micaela Cichocki
Elspeth Farmer
Janet Gastil
Makenzie Hays
Dotty Le Mieux
Martha McClure
Susan McEntire
Daniel Ortiz
Mister Phillips
William Rodriguez-Kennedy
Michael Sweet

Committee Staff

Clark Lee
(916) 442-5707

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

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