2021 CADEM Assembly District Election Meeting for AD 05

2017-21 State Party Officers

Rusty Hicks – Chair (2019-2021)
Alexandra “Alex” Gallardo-Rooker – Vice Chair
Daraka Larimore-Hall – Vice Chair
Jenny Bach – Secretary
Dan Weitzman – Controller
Alejandro Carrillo – Regional Director, CDP Region 4 (2019-21)

For information about the 2021 CADEM Assembly District Election Meeting, go HERE.

2021 ADEM (Pending approval during the 2021 January 16th Special CDP Eboard Meeting)

The California Democratic Party  Bylaws (Article VI) provide that an Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) be held in each of the 80 California Assembly Districts in January of each odd-numbered year (Saturday, January 09 or Sunday, January 10 and Saturday, January 23 or Sunday, January 24 for 2021) to elect 7 “self-identified female” and 7 “other than self-identified female” to be Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) to represent the Assembly District they are registered in. These elections are open to all California Democrats.

Assembly District Delegates (ADD)  the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other DSCC delegates throughout California to represent their community.

AD Delegates are elected by voters (to participate in the ADEM you MUST be a registered Democrat in that Assembly District).

AD Delegates vote on behalf of the community they represent at CDP Regional Meetings, the California Democratic Party Convention, and those who are also elected to serve as an Executive Board member are responsible for voting and representing their community at the semi-annual E-Board meetings.  

Apply to Run for 2021 ADEM (Begins the afternoon of 11/15/2020 after the CDP Eboard Meeting.)

The deadline to apply November 15 – December 15, 2020

Please click here to apply for ADD and if you wish to also run for the EBoard.

Note: If you wish to run for the EBoard position you must specify on your application to run.

Pre-Register to vote in the 2021 ADEM (Begins the afternoon of 11/15/2020 after the CDP Eboard Meeting.)

The deadline to pre-register for a vote by mail ballot is January 11, 2021

Note: If you are running as a candidate your application to run also allows you to pre-register to vote. You do not need to complete this pre-registration form if you have applied to run.

Apply or Register HEREhttps://adem.cadem.org

CDP Code of Conduct

CADEM Launches its Voter Protection Hotline Early Amidst the CA GOP’s Refusal to Remove Unauthorized Ballot Drop Boxes

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Democratic Party (CADEM) is set to launch the Voter Protection Hotline early amidst the California GOP’s announcement to expand the use of unofficial and illegal ballot drop boxes. The Hotline, which will open October 16 until polls close on November 3, is a part of CADEM’s Voter Protection Team.

“Sadly, this is par for the course from California Republicans,” says CADEM Chair Rusty Hicks. “While unable to win an election fair and square, California Republicans have chosen to follow Trump’s playbook to lie, cheat and steal their way into a win – if we let them,” Hicks continued. “That’s why the California Democratic Party will launch our hotline early to ensure California’s 21 million registered voters have the answers they need to make their voices heard at the ballot box.”

For nearly 30 years, CADEM worked with community organizations across the State of California to protect the rights of all voters and ensure that every vote is counted through its Voter Protection Team. This year, the team includes more than 400 volunteers which involves hundreds of attorneys and remote hotline operators.

“During this year’s election, we redeveloped our statewide Voter Protection Team to ensure that voters have the resources to combat acts of voter suppression,” said CADEM Executive Director, Yvette Martinez. “The mission is to work together to turn out and protect voters in all corners of the state,” continued Martinez.

The Voter Protection Hotline is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese: (877) 321- VOTE (8683)

More information on the Voter Protection Team can be found here. 

Ongoing Online Phone Banks for Madera County Democrats

California Democratic Party & Biden/Harris (Swing States)

Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/344089/

Virtual Phonebank for Brynne Kennedy – ANYTIME!

Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/270277/ 

City of Madera

Sign up here:https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/344401/

2020 DNC and CDP Recommendations

The California Democratic Party’s and the Democratic National Committee’s Official endorsement recommendations for the General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Joe Biden, President & Kamala Harris, Vice President

Brynne Kennedy, US Representative CA District 4

Jim Costa*, US Representative CA District 16

CDP Endorsed Propositions Interactive Links and (Spanish)


MUNICIPAL (After 9/17/2020)


WARNING!!!! Please note–these are the ONLY candidates and ballot measures that we have taken a position on and you are likely to receive bogus slate mailers in your mailbox or in your e-mail inbox or see them on social media. Those are paid political ads and usually do NOT reflect the opinions of the Madera County Democratic Party or the California Democratic Party or the Democratic National Committee. Please disregard them.

CDP Day of Action 2/15/2020 GOTV Events

CDP Day of Action Leticia Gonzales for Supervisor in Madera

Join the California Democratic Party and the Madera County Democratic Party Activists for a statewide, record-breaking Day of Action at…

Leticia Gonzales for Supervisor Campaign Office
200 E. Yosemite Avenue
Madera, CA 93638-3626
Contact: pramirez9818@gmail.com

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 15th as we knock on doors, make phone calls, and contact Democratic voters in Madera for Leticia!

Starting at 10:00 a.m. and continuing into the 2:00 p,m., we’ll be phone banking and canvassing for Leticia Gonzales for Supervisor.

Please RSVP, https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/233764 so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this event with your like-minded friends who want to make 2020 a BIG year for CA Democrats!


CDP Day of Action Phone Bank for Brynne Kennedy CD-4

Join the California Democratic Party and the Madera County Democratic Party Activists for a statewide, record-breaking Day of Action calling Democratic voters in Madera County for Brynne Kennedy for Congress!…

Join the statewide CDP Day of Action by connecting to our virtual phone bank. You can make calls to Democratic voters from the comfort of your own home — or from anywhere!

Just sign up for a two-hour shift, and we’ll send you the password to the phone bank link. The link will take you to the phone bank, which includes the contact information for voters we need to reach and the script for your calls. Contact: kara@brynneforcongress.com

1st Shift: Sat, Feb 15, 11:00am–1:00pm PST
2nd Shift: Sat, Feb 15, 1:00pm–3:00pm PST
3rd Shift: Sat, Feb 15, 3:00pm–5:00pm PST
4th Shift: Sat, Feb 15, 5:00pm–7:00pm PST

If you want to prepare yourself with a little more information about Brynne, you’ll find plenty of details on her campaign website: https://brynneforcongress.com/

With Vote-By-Mail ballots already in households and the Primary Election just weeks away, your participation is very much needed! We need to get our Democratic candidate, Brynne Kennedy, on the ballot for the general election in November 2020 — which may be the most important election in our lifetime.