Resolutions Committee

The Resolutions Committee reviews all resolutions proposed to the committee or the Executive Board in accordance with the California Democratic State Central Committee (CDP) Bylaws. This committee has the authority to recommend, reject, or amend all such resolutions prior to referral to the committee or the Executive Board. The Resolutions Committee establishes and publishes the procedures for the proposition of resolutions that are consistent with the Party’s Bylaws.

Please submit Resolution using link below.

Submit a Resolution


Procedural Rules / How to Submit a Resolution


ALL RESOLUTIONS SUBMITTED ARE NOW CONSIDERED LATE FOR THE MARCH EXECUTIVE BOARD IN VISALIA. In order for a late resolution to be considered for passage, the sponsor of the resolution must provide the CDP STAFF with 35 printed copies of the resolution for use by the Committee members.

For a resolution to be considered, it must be sponsored by a member of the DSCC. Be sure to include this qualifying information on the submission form.

Please Note: The Resolutions Committee will meet at the 2019 Endorsing Convention in November to hear statewide Propositions only.


Convention Agenda

Please be advised:

Resolutions are intended to be general statements of our principles.

Resolutions that dive into highly technical and detailed policy recommendations may not be considered by the Committee at their meeting.

Resolutions should not reference or take positions on specific bill numbers, legislation, or ballot initiatives.

The resolving body of the resolution MUST be the California Democratic Party, not a different organization.

After resolutions have been passed at a Convention or EBoard, or qualify to be automatically be posted by being "reaffirmed", CDP will send them to the office of the Governor, the ProTem and the Speaker of the Assembly in the same format as they are posted on the Resolutions Committee website. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to send resolutions to anyone else.

Final Ballot Initiatives Adopted 11.17.19

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 08.25.19

Adopted Resolutions (2010 - 2015)

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 06.01.19

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 11.18.18

Final Ballot Initiatives Adopted 7.15.18

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 7.15.18

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 2.25.18

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 11.19.17

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 8.27.17

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 5.21.17

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 11.19.16

Final Resoultions Packet Adopted 6.19.16

Final Ballot Initiatives Adopted 6.19.16

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 2.28.16

Final Resolutions Packet Adopted 8.16.15

Previous Resolutions Packets

Committee Roster 2019-2021

Lead Chairs

Brian Allison
Agi Kessler


Nicholas Caston
Cesar Diaz
Tony Hale
Elvira Harris
Mary Rose Ortega
Willie Pelote
Igor Tregub


Michael Burckhard
Andrea Cardenas
Kilian Colin
Victor Costa
Andrea Beth Damsky
Catherine Familathe
Marilyn Grunwald
Gabriel Haaland
Brigette Hunley
James Johnson
Andrew Lachman
Daraka Larimore-Hall
Lisa Murphy
Victor Olivieri, PhD
Patricia Pava
Nima Rahimi
Joana Reyes Carballo, North Hollywood
Stacey Reardon
Cruz Baca Sembello
Susie Shannon
John Vassiliades, La Palma
Kimberly Warmsley

CYD Ambassadors

Jessica Matthew, Santa Clara
Chaze Vinci, Santa Clara

Committee Staff

Ben Seinfeld

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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