California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus

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California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus

Executive Board

The following individuals are serving as the California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus’s executive board for the 2019-2021 term.

The following individuals are serving as the Progressive Caucus’s executive board for the 2017-2019 term.

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[2]

Progressive Caucus Minutes at E-Board Meeting

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(Sat., Aug. 26, 2017.) Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, Plaza D,1855 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802 (5:45- 7:45 pm)

  • Call to Order, Welcome by the Chair
  • Quorum, Approval of the Agenda
  • Officer Reports
  • Single Payer Healthcare and SB 562: Making It a Reality
  • Speakers: Ro Khanna, U.S. Representative, Congressional District 17; Amy Hines-Shakih, Legislative and Political Director, UPTE-CWA Local 9119; Don Nielsen, Director of Government Relations, California Nurses Association. Moderator: Ryan Skolnick
  • Chair’s Closing Remarks & Adjourn[3]

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.[4]

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