Karen Bernal

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Karen Bernal

Progressive Caucus

In 2017 Karen Bernal Chair of the California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus.

Karen Bernal is a three term Chair of the CDP’s Progressive Caucus, as well as a member of the Party’s Executive Board. She is also an appointed member of the Sacramento County Democratic Party, and Co-founder of the Wellstone Progressive Democrats of Sacramento County.

Karen served as Co-Chair of California’s Bernie delegation to the 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia after volunteering for Bernie’s campaign in Sacramento and Las Vegas, NV.

In addition, she has held union organizing jobs, working for the California School Employees Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

Karen considers herself a strategist, thinker and activist who fights for progressive causes both inside and outside the Democratic Party.[1]

Endorsed Marcy Winograd

In 2006 Karen Bernal Chair of the Progressive Caucus, California Democratic Party was a Politictial Organization Leader endorser of Marcy Winograd of the Los Angeles Progressive Democrats of America in her unsuccessful primary bid for the Democratic Party nomination 26th Congressional District in California[2]

Ami Bera volunteers

July 2015, Glennda Campos forwarded an email from Rick Guerrero Chair, Democratic Party of Sacramento Voter Registration.

Dear River City Dems-
Here is an opportunity to be involved with other Dems & support the election of Dr Ami Bera doing voter registration. Please see the email below for needed information. It's also a chance to wear your River City T-shirt.

Let's elect Democrats to Congress,
Glennda Campos

The email went to Karen Bernal, and others.

Wellstone Progressive Democrats of Sacramento FB Discussion group

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Wellstone Progressive Democrats of Sacramento FB Discussion group, as of August 8 2017;

Admins

Joint Progressive Caucus & Arab American Caucus Agenda

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Joint Progressive Caucus & Arab American Caucus Agenda, California Democratic Party Executive Board Meeting Sat., Nov.18, 2017 (8:15-10:15) The Westin SF Airport 1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, CA 94030.

  • Election for Progressive Caucus Communications & Media Officer, PC Secretary Marcy Winograd introduces the candidates.
  • Update on the impact of Trump’s Muslim Ban – Speaker from CAIR-SF.
  • UPTE-CWA Presentation: The $48 Fix/Reclaim California’s Master Plan for Higher Education – Speaker: Jonathan Abboud.
  • Update on anti-BDS legislation – Speakers: David Mandel and Iyad Afalqa
  • Autopsy Report: The Democratic Party in Crisis – Speaker: Karen Bernal

Arab American Caucus Meeting Minutes: August 26, 2017

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CA Democratic Party Summer E-board Meeting Minutes: August 26, 2017, Arab American Caucus Meeting Minutes, Sheraton Park Hotel Resort 1855 South Harbor Boulevard. Anaheim, CA.

Meeting Called to Order by Chairman Iyad Afalqa at 8:15 p.m. Officers present: Iyad Afalqa, Ahmed Zahra, Hosam Haggag, Sara Abed. Welcome Opening Remarks were delivered by Chairman Iyad Afalqa. Chairman made a motion to move the approval of minutes to the time spot after the panel to meet Congressman Khana traveling schedule. Motion was accepted and seconded by Southern California Vice Chair, Ahmed Zahra.

At 8:17 Chairman introduced North California Vice Chair Hosam Haggag to moderate The panel: Protecting Our First Amendment: A Panel Review of the Anti-BDS Bill . Along with the Anti-BDS bill and the turmoil that was sparked in Charlottesville, there's a lot of chatter about the 1st Amendment.

Panelists:

At 9:25 p.m. Chairman read the minutes. Amira Abed, Secretary was absent to attend to an emergent matter. Minutes were approved. At 9:28 p.m. Sara Abed, Treasurer delivered the Treasurer’s Report. At 9:30 p.m. Chairman Iyad Afalqa delivered his report followed by Vice Chair, N. Cal. Report – Hosam Haggag and Vice Chair, S. Cal. Report – Ahmad Zahra.

At 9:41 p.m. Elected Officials and Candidates Addressed the Caucus members, followed at 10:00 p.m. Guest Speakers addresses.

Rashad Al-Dabbagh, Executive Director of the Arab American Council and Monica Brasov-Curca of Activate Labs delivered a presentation about the release of the Refugees Welcome Guide. Followed by a status report on Civil rights by Basim Elkarra, Executive Director of CAIR - Sacramento Valley Meeting was adjourned at 10:15 p.m. by the chairman.[3]

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