CADEM Report

By Connie Sullivan —

CADEM held its summer EBoard meeting the weekend of August 18-20 in Visalia.  (Why Visalia, you ask?  It was to highlight how much the party cares about and wants to work with people of the San Joaquin Valley.)

The floor report of all the committee reports and bylaws changes is very extensive. To save you from reading all of that, here are some highlights of the report.

The Democratic National Convention delegate selection plan was approved on Sunday. Now it will go to the DNC for final approval. Please see the floor report for details, but here are some important points to keep in mind:

  1. The district-level delegate selection caucuses will be held on Sunday, April 12, 2024.
  2. Electronic voting will be an option in the delegate selection process, as well.
  3. Affirmative Action goals for African Americans were increased from 9% to 12%. Likewise, Affirmative Action Goals for LGBTQ were raised from 6% to 12%.

Two local delegates, Caryl Schwartz and Isabel Douvan, both of Assembly District 66, had resolutions approved by the body on Sunday.  Congratulations to both freshmen delegates!

The Legislation committee recommended support of one bill authored by Assembly member Al Muratsuchi (AB238, California student teacher support grant program).

The body voted to support the Muratsuchi bill.

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