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It’s been another productive week for the CDP, and we have a lot of updates. See below for a recap of the week’s activities.

Committee Appointments
The Chair and the statewide officers have completed the appointments for CDP Standing Committees. To see the full roster of committees, click here. Some quick facts on the appointees:

  • More than half of appointees are people of color
  • More than half are women
  • 13 percent identify as disabled
  • 16 percent identify as members of the LGBT Community
  • And nearly half of appointees are brand new committee members, having never served on a CDP Standing Committee before

As Chair Eric C. Bauman said in his statement announcing the appointments, “These Committees are one of the most important ways an activist can help build up and strengthen our party and fight for our values. I believe we will see tremendous work come out of each of these committees, particularly with so many new and enthusiastic Grassroots Democrats participating for the first time.”

Reminder — Special Election Endorsing Caucus
The governor has called a special election to fill the Assembly vacancy in Assembly District 51 after Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez was elected to Congress.

What: CDP Assembly District 51 Special Election Endorsing Caucus
When: Satu‌rday, Augu‌st 5, 2017. Doors open at 10:‌00 am, Meeting begins at 10:‌30 am
Where: Teen Center — 324 N. McDonn‌ell Ave., Los An‌geles, CA 90‌022

For more information, the CDP has set up a special election page on the website, which you can find here, or you may contact CDP Region 11 Director and Caucus Convener Mark Ramos at or Kasey Walukones on CDP staff at The endorsement process is governed by the CDP bylaws governing special election endorsements, which you can find here.

Executive Board Meeting Update
At the 2017 CDP State Convention, the CDP Rules Committee recommended Bylaws amendments for adoption at the August 2017 CDP Executive Board Meeting, Aug‌ust 25-27, 2017, at Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim.

The CDP Rules Committee is taking testimony for Bylaws amendments received and referred to Rules Subcommittees, including ADEM, Endorsements, and Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittees. Please visit the CDP Rules Committee webpage to see the proposals, reports, and how to submit testimony.

The CDP Platform Committee will be holding its first hearing in Anaheim. For more information on the Platform Committee process, or to submit written testimony, please visit the Platform Committee’s page.

A quick note on lodging: The CDP room block at the Sheraton Park Hotel is rapidly filling up. However, the Anaheim Hilton is located right next door and is also a union hotel.

For the latest draft agenda, or for more information about the August Executive Board meeting, please visit the Executive Board page on the website.

Reminder — Regional Meetings
CDP Regional Meetings are being held around the state. Check out the CDP Events page for a full calendar of meetings.

One week closer to 2018!

— CDP Update