California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles this weekend


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Today’s Democratic Party: Gavin Newsom and Jerry Brown

The California Democratic Party is continuing their State Convention today in Los Angeles. Here is today’s schedule:

SATURDAY, APRIL 17

8 am–9 am Organizational Development Committee – LACC 506
8 am–1 pm Registration – Gold 3-4
8 am–3 pm California Young Democrats Registration / CYD Technology Center open – Diamond 1
9–11:30 am General Session (morning session only) – LACC West Hall B

Speakers include:

•House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
•Senator Barbara Boxer
•Secretary of State Debra Bowen
•Controller John Chiang
•Treasurer Bill Lockyer
•Attorney General Jerry Brown
•Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee
•Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
•CDP Controller Hilary Crosby

12-1:30 pm Luncheon – Special Guest Speaker: Arianna Huffington – LACC Concourse Hall E-F

Tickets $60 – may be available for purchase at convention during registration. Click here for Arianna Huffington’s bio.
12–11 pm Exhibit hall open – Diamond & Platinum Grand Galleries
1:30–2:45 pm Organizing for America Strategy Session – Platinum G
1:30–3 pm Workshop: California Young Democrats Youth Panel – Platinum A
2–4 pm Workshop: Democratic Organizations: How to Organize and Grow the Base – Platinum B
2–4 pm Workshop: MOE: Creating Saved Selects/Universes – Diamond 6
2–4 pm Caucuses:

•Asian/Pacific Islander – Diamond 2
•Disabilities – Diamond 8
•Labor – Diamond 3
•Rural – Platinum D
•Senior – Platinum H

3–6 pm California Young Democrats/CCD/HS caucus meeting – Platinum C
3–8 pm Statewide Constitutional Office endorsement balloting – Plaza
4–6 pm Speaker Pérez and Pro Tem Steinberg’s “Taco Truck Throwdown” Party (must have CDP credential) – Location: Roof of LA Live Parking Lot W-2
4–6 pm Workshop: Field Tools and Training – Gold 2
4–6 pm Workshop: Democratic Organizations: How to Organize and Grow the Base – Platinum B
4–6 pm Caucuses:

•African-American – Diamond 3
•Chicano/Latino – Gold 1
•Progressive – Platinum D

4:30–6:30 pm Legislative/Congressional endorsement balloting (see onsite agenda handout for locations)
5 pm Deadline for Platform amendments
5–7 pm Platform Committee (if necessary) – Diamond 9-10
5:30–6 pm Pre-Dinner Cocktails – Diamond Foyer
6 pm Dinner, sponsored by California Labor Federation, with Special Guest AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka – Diamond 4-5

Tickets $120 – may be available for purchase at convention during registration. Click here for Richard Trumka’s bio.

8 pm Day-One Fund Concert Featuring “Los Lobos” and opening act, “Chico Mann” – LACC West Hall B

Tickets $20 – may be available for purchase at convention during registration or at the door prior to the concert.

The ‘Day-One Fund’ will help with Voter Registration and our Get Out the Vote program for November 2010. All officially credentialed CYD delegates and all DEM2010 members are free of charge. Just show your CYD credential or DEM2010 sticker at the door! Join DEM2010 by clicking here, or you can join onsite in the registration area or the DEM2010 booth in the exhibit area to get your sticker.

10 pm–12 am Hospitality Suites (see onsite agenda handout for locations)


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