Video of General Session Speakers from California Democratic Party 2019 Organizing Convention Now Available

Sacramento, Calif. – Video of speakers at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention general sessions is now available. The Convention took place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from May 31-June 2, 2019

SATURDAY GENERAL SESSION -  (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

  • CDP Acting Chair Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker
  • Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown
  • San Francisco Mayor London Breed
  • CA Governor Gavin Newsom
  • U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • CA Senate President pro Tem Toni G. Atkins
  • CA Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis
  • CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra
  • CA Controller Betty Yee
  • CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla
  • CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara
  • Supt. of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond
  • Presidential Candidates:
    • US Senator Kamala Harris
    • Former US Rep. Beto O’Rourke 
    • US Senator Elizabeth Warren

SATURDAY GENERAL SESSION (1:30-3PM)

  • Tom Steyer, Founder of NextGen Climate
  • Joe Sanberg, Founder of CALEITC4Me
  • State Treasurer Fiona Ma
  • Assemblymember Monique Limon
  • Presidential Candidates:
    • US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
    • US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard 
    • Mayor Pete Buttigieg
    • US Rep. Eric Swalwell
    • US Senator Amy Klobuchar
    • Former Governor John Hickenlooper 
    • Governor Jay Inslee
    • US Senator Cory Booker
  • CDP Secretary Jenny Bach
  • Former CDP Chair Art Torres
  • Rita Ramirez (Candidate for CDP Chair)
  • Rusty Hicks (Candidate for CDP Chair)
  • Daraka Larimore Hall (Candidate for CDP Chair)
  • Mike Katz-Lacabe (Candidate for CDP Chair)
  • Kimberly Ellis (Candidate for CDP Chair)
  • Mike Saifie (Candidate for CDP Chair)
  • Lenore Albert (Candidate for CDP Chair)


SUNDAY GENERAL SESSION Part 1 (10AM – 11AM)

  • CDP Acting Chair Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker
  • Presidential Candidates:
    • US Senator Bernie Sanders
    • The Hon. Julian Castro
    • Former US Rep. John Delaney

SUNDAY GENERAL SESSION Part 2 (11AM –12:30PM)

  • CDP Secretary Jenny Bach
  • CDP Controller Dan Weitzman
  • Stacy Cross, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
  • April Verrett, SEIU 2015
  • Art Pulaski, California Labor Federation
  • Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen
  • Board of Equalization Member Tony Vazquez
  • Board of Equalization Member Michael Schaefer  

(Candidates for US President in BOLD)

The theme of the CDP Organizing Convention was “Blue Wave Rolling.” 

The CDP State Convention is the largest gathering of active Democrats from around the State. More than 3,400 delegates registered, and more than 300 media were credentialed for this convention. Total number of delegates, guests, observers, volunteers, staff and media was around 5,000 attendees. 

The CDP Organizing Convention was the first of two State Conventions the CDP will hold this year. The second is the CDP Endorsing Convention which will take place in November 2019.

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