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Legislation Committee

Save The Date: CADEM Executive Board, August 25 – 29, 2021

All position requests must be submitted 30 days prior to the Committee meeting. Legislation will most likely meet on Friday, August 27th which means the deadline to submit legislation for consideration is Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Late Submission Notice: Late resolutions will be heard by the Committee only with unanimous consent of the members in attendance at a meeting of the Committee. Once
a late resolution has received unanimous consent to be heard, it will be treated in the same way as if it had been submitted as a timely resolution. The submitter may also be asked to provide 40 copies of the legislation request form and related materials depending on the timeframe.

Go here for the full 2021 CADEM Convention Digital Schedule

The Committee Process: We are broken into two sub-committees, State and Federal Legislation, both of which have conference calls prior to the eBoard meeting during which they review the submissions and put forward a consent calendar. At eBoard, that consent calendar is presented to the full committee. We take general testimony at the beginning of the committee meeting, followed by a (public) committee discussion (Having an advocate remain to answer questions during committee discussion can be helpful). Staff provides every committee member with copies of all legislation on the consent calendar, as well as any additional materials that submitters have supplied for that purpose. Anyone planning to testify should arrive a few minutes before the start of the meeting to sign in. Thank you.

Committee Duties: The Legislation Committee proposes legislation, when needed, in response to the duties and policies of the Party; maintains a listing of all pending legislation that is of “must” and/or major concern to the Party; and keeps a record of the vote by the Democratic Party legislators on those legislative items. The Legislation Committee makes recommendations and proposes actions on said legislation that is consistent with guidelines adopted by the California Democratic State Central Committee (California Democratic Party) Rules Committee.

Legislation Committee Guidelines

Submit any legislation request HERE.

April 2021 Legislation Position

April 2021 Policy and Procedures

July 2020 Legislation Position

August 2019 Legislation Position

California Democratic Party 2021 State Convention

Federal Bills

State Bills

2021 Legislation Committee Agenda 

Committee Roster 2021-2023

Lead Chair

Margaret Granado
Amar Thomas


Cory Allen
Sascha Bittner
Georgette Bradford
Heidi Martinez
Guy Strahl
Amy Wiwuga


Gloria Alvarado
Debru Carthan
Michael Colbruno
Michael Contreras
Todd David
John Erickson
Elizabeth Escalante
Ansermio Jake Estrada
Elizabeth Linnerman
Bobbi Lopez
Harpal Mann
Alexander Melendrez
Iman Novin
Freddie Quintana
Martin Rawlings-Fein
Marilyn Riley
Mariana Corona Sabeniano
Joy Sterling
Ann Turtle
Paula Villescaz
Rosalind Wyman
Carolyn Wysinger

Committee Staff

Shery Yang
(916) 442-5707
[email protected]  

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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