Carrie Scoville, Chris Robson, Christopher Duvali, Yosh Yamanaka
Sunday, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
With a Democratic Supermajority in the State legislature, why is it that we cannot pass single payer healthcare? Why are there private prisons? Poverty and homelessness? Fracking? Student debt? California is the 5th largest economy in the world but it seems like our elected officials have another agenda.
Well, it’s TIME TO TRANSFORM THE PARTY. The Transform the Party panel will examine the California Democratic Party’s inner workings and structural advantages given to incumbent office holders to secure their continuum of power and flow of PAC contributions. Panelists are delegates to the California Democratic Party who will show you how you can get a seat at the table – and flip it over.
A California Democratic Party Delegate since 2009 and a 2016 delegate to the Democratic National Convention, Carrie Scoville has unique insight into the inner workings of the Democratic Party. She trains new delegates on how to navigate and work effectively within the State Party, while harnessing the support of allies and movements outside. Carrie brings her knowledge and analysis to illuminate arcane Party structures and highlight opportunities to flip the system of power. She will be presenting on the Assembly District Election Meetings coming up in early 2019.
Chris Robson will present on the California Democratic Council, a chartered affiliation of the California State Democratic Party whose purpose is to support Democratic Clubs and grassroots organizing. In February, he was elected Executive Vice President of the California Democratic Council. The Chartered Club. YES WE CAN Long Beach, of which he has been president since 2009, joined CDC in 2015. His former Chartered Club, the Camarillo Democratic Club, joined the CDC in 2005, where he served as Past-President, (2004-2007). Additionally, he has been an officer of the Ventura County Stonewall Democrats and the Long Beach lambda Democratic Club. He served as the area as Regional Organizing Lead for Hillary for Long Beach. Prior to the June 2016 Primary, he was Co-Lead of Long Beach Area for Bernie. He meets all the California Democratic Party’s non-discrimination, affirmative action and inclusiveness standards and is an openly gay community activist, who at 73, is opposed to all forms of ageism. As a proven leader in the most recent ADEM 70 election and activist organizer and co-founder of BLUE REVOLUTION CALIFORNIA, he offers visible activist representation of his region within Los Angeles County and the state of California.
Christopher Duvali will present on Blue Revolution, a network of delegates to the California State Democratic Party whose have allied to change the
Yosh Yamanaka has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations including the Pacifica Foundation, KPFK Local Station Board, Alliance to Preserve the History of WWII in Asia, Community Counseling Service, L.A. Friends of Tibet, Captive Daughters, and UXO Clearance Laos. He has also had careers as a special education teacher, attorney, and Administrative Law Judge