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M-Power to the People!

March 20, 2015 @ 7:00 am - March 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

M-Power to the People! 
The People’s Empowerment Summit

California State University – Fresno

March 20-22, 2015

Let’s move the conversation to action – Action to activism to empower the people!

Free! RSVP and Registration:  Please RSVP by CLICKING HERE or
The “How, What and Why” of the Summit:
How can grassroots activists have more representation and influence in the California Democratic Party?

  • How can we keep the Party focused on the principles in the platform? 
  • How can we educate and empower voters?
  • What can we do to overcome unlimited money in politics on both sides of the aisle?
  • How can we pick candidates who listen to us, not moneyed special interests?
  • How do delegates, caucuses, clubs, allies, and voters fit into the California Democratic Party? 

Who should attend?

  • Democrats, activists, new delegates, voters, and YOU!

Free! RSVP/Advance Registration:
(Pitching in to help pay expenses and sponsorships are strongly encouraged).
Brought to you by:  The California Democratic Council with California Democratic Party Caucuses and Clubs including: Environmental Caucus, Progressive Caucus, Business and Professional Caucus, Computer and Internet Caucus, Women’s Caucus, Federation of Democratic Central Committee Members, San Joaquin Democratic Club and more!

M-Power to the People Details:
Agenda, speakers, hotels, and more!

Friday (3/20)

  • 7:00-9:00pm: Social/Mixer.  Toledo’s Mexican restaurant – 367 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710

Saturday (3/21)

  • 8:00am-8:30am:  Check-in, McLane Hall Room 121
  • 8:30am-8:50am:  Welcome
    • Michael Thaller, Chair, Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party
    • Ray Bishop, President, California Democratic Council; Chair, Business & Professional Caucus
  • 8:50am-9:45am:  Caucus & Dem. Club Activist Empowerment (Daraka Larimore-Hall, CDP Secretary)
  • 9:45am-10:35am:  Power starts early – Getting, vetting, and supporting the best candidates.  (Carolyn Fowler – Betsy Cotton, Tony Alexander, Kimberly Ellis)
  • 10:45am-11:45am:
    • Inspiring Voters – Messaging, branding, framing candidates and issues. (John Mattes – Much Better Choices)
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm:  Lunch – Old Spaghetti Factory – 1610 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
    • Luncheon Speaker, Alex Padilla, Secretary of State – Empowering the Voter
  • 1:45pm-4:00pm:
    • Dana Rohrabacher, the vodka in the crystal skull, twitter, and you; or, using social media for good. (RL Miller, Brigette Hunley)
    • Citizen’s Advocacy and Activism inside and outside the party.   (Lance Simmons)
    • Getting Corporate Money out of politics
    • What is the California Democratic Council, and how can it help your club? (Betty Ball, Jerry Van Zuiden)
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm: No-host dinner social. BJ’s Brewhouse -715 E. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA  93710

Sunday (3/22)

  • 8:00am – 12:00pmThe “Unconference.What do you want to talk about?  Grassroots means listening to YOU! Come prepared to talk, post your ideas on a wall, and we’ll all pick the top ones (20 minutes each).
  • 10:00am – 12:00pmThe California Democratic Council (CDC) Annual Meeting (Election of Officers)

RSVP and Registration: CLICK HERE It’s free!
(Pitching in to help pay expenses and sponsorships are strongly encouraged).

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March 20, 2015 @ 7:00 am
March 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
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CA Democratic Council


California State University – Fresno
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