API Caucus Membership Meeting Materials

As we reconvene in person meetings, the API Caucus of the California Democratic Party remains committed to minimizing our environmental impact. For that purpose only a limited number of meeting material copies will be printed at our incoming meeting.

Please see all of the meeting materials including agenda here.

If you’re joining us in person at the 2023 CADEM Convention, but you’re not yet a member sign up here to pay dues. The 2023 AAPI Caucus Dues Waiver please is available here.

Please find the meeting materials for this meeting below linked in the agenda below.

2023 API Caucus Membership Meeting
Saturday, May 27, 2023, 7:45pm-9:30pm
Updated Location: Platinum F-J Meeting Room, JW Marriott
900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles

I.      Call to Order | Welcome (1 minute)
II.     Approval of Agenda (1 minute)
III.   Elected Officer Reports (20 minutes)
a.     State Chair Report
b.     State Vice Chair
c.     State Communications Secretary
d.     State Recording Secretary
e.     State Treasurer
f.      State Legislative Director
g.     State Parliamentary Chair
i.      Recertification Items
ii.     Caucus Goals
iii.    2021-2023 Term in Review
iv.    Adoption of Bylaws – Mandatory per CDP and Name Change to AAPI Caucus
h.    Northern California Regional Report – Northern Chair and Northern Regional Team
i.      Southern California Regional Report – Southern Chair and Southern Regional Team
IV.   API Caucus Awards Ceremony – Rising Star, Organization Award; Trailblazer to be presented in November 2023
a.      Assemblymember Alex Lee – 2023 Rising Star Honoree
b.     Equality California – 2023 Organizational Excellence Award, Presented to Tony Hoang, Executive Director
V.     Invited Speakers
a.     AG Rob Bonta, AAPILC Chair Evan Low
b.     Candidates for CDP Officer Elections
c.      Democratic Senate Candidates
                                               i.     Rep. Schiff (arriving some time between 8:30-8:45)
                                              ii.     Rep. Katie Porter (8:45pm)
                                            iii.     Rep. Barbara Lee – sending surrogate
VI.    CDP Caucus Officer Elections
a.     Candidates
                                               i.     State Chair: Deepa Sharma
                                              ii.     State Vice Chair: Hon. Tammy Kim
                                            iii.     State Communications Secretary: Alfred Twu
                                             iv.     State Parliamentary Chair: Aref Aziz
                                              v.     State Legislative Director: Gurpreet Kaur
                                             vi.     State Treasurer: Marilyn Cachola Lucey
                                           vii.     State Recording Secretary: Shivam Patel  
                                          viii.     Northern Chair: Hon. Harris Mojadedi
                                             ix.     Northern Vice Chair & Political Director: Hon. Emily Ramos
                                              x.     Central Valley Vice Chair & Political Director: Hon. Rachel Hernandez
                                             xi.     Northern Secretary: Malia (“Lia”) Aiavao
                                           xii.     Northern Outreach & Local Clubs Chair: Zahra Hajee   
                                          xiii.     Southern Chair: Jessica Caloza
                                          xiv.     Southern Vice Chair & Political Director: Michael Milan
                                            xv.     Southern Secretary: Dr. Andrew Murphy
                                          xvi.     Southern Outreach & Local Clubs Chair: Steve Kang
VII.         Speakers Addressing API Caucus (Time Permitting – Please Be Courteous; Caucus Meeting Time Ends at 9:30)
                                               i.     Hon. Tammy Kim
                                              ii.     Carolyn Fowler
                                            iii.     Hon. Gabriel Quinto
                                             iv.     Diana Love
                                              v.     Andrew Lachman
                                             vi.     Malcolm Johnson
                                           vii.     Assemblymember Phil Ting
                                          viii.     Andrew Lachman, DNC Member
                                             ix.     San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu / Former Chair, CA API Legislative Caucus
                                              x.     Avinder Chawla
                                             xi.     Irene Green
                                           xii.     Hon. DA George Gascon
                                          xiii.     Hon. Darshana Patel
                                          xiv.     Jennifer Esteen
                                            xv.     Jonathan (Tana) S. Lepule
                                          xvi.     John Yi
                                         xvii.     Alex Mohajer
                                       xviii.     Jonathan (Tana) Lepule
                                          xix.     Sade Elhawary
                                            xx.     State Senator – AAPILC Vice Chair Dave Min
                                          xxi.     Hon. Sally J Lieber
                                         xxii.     Dr. Jirair Ratevosian (Pronounced je-RAHR  ra-teh-VOS-yan)
                                       xxiii.     John Yi
                                        xxiv.     Assemblymember Eloise Reyes
                                         xxv.     Maha Rizvi
                                        xxvi.     Susie Shannon or Betty Toto
                                      xxvii.     Asm. Pilar Schiavo
                                     xxviii.     Kipp Mueller
                                        xxix.     Jennifer Williams
                                         xxx.     Aditya Pai
                                        xxxi.     Ysabel Jurado
                                      xxxii.     Rozzana Verder-Aliga
                                     xxxiii.     Derek Marshall
                                     xxxiv.     Alex Mohajer
                                       xxxv.     Hon. Jed Leano
                                     xxxvi.     Senator Scott Wiener
                                    xxxvii.     Dr. Rozzana Verder-Aliga (Vice Mayor of Vallejo)
                                  xxxviii.     Hon. Lateefah Simon
                                     xxxix.     Hon. Yvonne Yiu
                                             xl.     Hon. Dan Kalb
                                           xli.     Cheyenne Hunt
                                          xlii.     Jennifer Tran
                                        xliii.     Fmr. Rep Laura Richardson

Events & API Caucus Membership Meeting at the California Democratic Party Convention

Friday, May 26
Convention Welcome Reception – 7pm
First Draft Taproom and Kitchen, 1230 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles

Saturday, May 27

CADEM Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month – 1:30pm
During General Session in LA Convention Center Hall A

California Young Democrats API Caucus Happy Hour – 5-7pm
with Assemblymember Mike Fong
HiDef Brewing, 1203 S Olive St, Los Angeles

API Caucus Meeting – 7:45-9:30pm
Platinum F-J Meeting Room, JW Marriott, 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles

AAPI Legislative Caucus Hospitality Suite – 10:15pm- Midnight
with Assemblymember Evan Low
Platinum E Meeting Room, JW Marriott, 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles

For list of all CADEM Convention events please visit https://cdpconvention.org/schedule/

Share your convention experience! Use hashtag #Organize4CA and #CADEM

All events are open to the public except General Session. Convention credentials or observer pass required for General Session.

2023 API Caucus Membership Meeting
Saturday, May 27, 2023, 7:45pm-9:30pm
Updated Location: Platinum F-J Meeting Room, JW Marriott
900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles

– CDP Officer Reports

– Adoption of new Caucus Bylaws
New bylaws can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uUcvmXc43iMbmknmbB7vYgry-l0uUa_i/edit

– Awards Ceremony – Trailblazer, Rising Star, and Organization Award

– Democratic Senate Candidates

– Invited guest speakers:
– AG Rob Bonta
– AAPILC Chair Evan Low
– California Democratic Party officer candidates
– Democratic Candidates for US Senate: Adam Schiff, Katie Porter, Barbara Lee (sending surrogate)

– CDP API Caucus Officer Elections

– Speakers – time permitting.