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Organizing Committee

Save The Date: CADEM Executive Board, August 18 – 20, 2023

Interested in supporting the Organizing Committee’s work in frontline, battleground regions throughout California — especially the Central Valley, North Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and Orange County? If you’re specifically interested in frontline organizing and want to serve on CADEM’s Organizing Standing Committee, we encourage you to apply today.

You can apply here.

We’re still accepting applicants! The final 40 appointments to the Organizing Standing Committee will be announced before or at the August 2023 Executive Board Meeting in Visalia.

The Organizing Committee is charged with:

  • Relational Organizing i.e. harnessing personal relationships year-round to get better voter engagement and higher conversion rates. Provide recommendations on digital tools, methods, and programming that the party can implement to effectively reach all voters in California;
  • Build the strategic organizing capacity of local leaders and county parties by providing in-depth organizing trainings to activists around issues and the latest voter contact tactics;
  • Coordinate and lead voter registration programs aimed at increasing Democratic party registration;  
  • Provide recommendations to the state Party on how to effectively engage with communities of color and how to be intersectional organizers in our diverse state; and
  • Help support candidate recruitment efforts across the state and up and down the ballot, focusing on building the bench of the next generation of leaders.

Committee Roster 2023-2025


Martha Garcia
Cecilia Minalga
Brandon Zavala


Susan Bolle
Blake Hooper
Susan Pfeifer
Steve Pierson
Michele Reed
Luke Tesluk
Elissa Underwood
Julie Waters
Jim Wisley


Paul Akinjo
Lisa Andres
Eduardo Arredondo-Lopez
Juan Becerra
Rene Bloch
Kristy Boer
Jenni Chang
Tiffany Countryman
Chris Cox
Nara Dahlbacka
Randy Evans
Christopher Gonzales
Sue Hamill
Samantha Herrador
Matt Hilliard
Melanie Jones-Carter
Cathy Jorgensen
Kelly King
Annie Koruga
Tamara Melzer Levenson
Angelita Medina
Justin Meyers
Juliet Minassian
Gameelah Mohamed
Valerie Muchowski
Johanna O’Kelley
Jevon Price
Stacey Ramos
Christel Reyna
Renay Grace Rodriguez
Helen Rosen
Sylvia Russell
Patricia Sabo
Jatinderpal Sahi
Ruth Sánchez
Patricia Sanders
Thea Selby
Linda Sell
Joy Silver
Barbara Smith
Andrew Taban
Ali Tweini
Juan Vazquez
Nicole Walker
Eric Warmoth
Kristin Washington
Jorge Zavala

Committee Staff
Cassandra Chavez
[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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