Recap of the of CA Democratic Party Convention
San Francisco, CA-It’s been a great first 24 hours here at the first of two CA Democratic Party Conventions for 2019. I’ve seen so many great friends, colleagues, leaders and 2020 hopefuls. Brea trustee Keri Kropke and I traveled together and we ran into Irvine Councilwoman Melissa Fox at John Wayne. I did a TV interview with Channel KRON4's Catherine Heenan about the gains we made in 2018 and how to sustain them in 2020. We attended the Chicano Latino Caucus hosted by Norma and Carlos Alcala, they put together an amazing program filled with big names including several presidential candidates including Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke and Amy Klobuchar. Candidates for the party Chair spoke as well and Rusty Hicks won the caucus endorsement, as well as the Chair's race, congratulations to him, a fellow teacher and CFT member. Saturday morning I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast hosted by my own union California Federation of Teachers, and heard from our new President Jeff Freitas as a well as CA Treasurer Fiona Ma. CA Controller Betty T. Yee along with her husband who’s a rabbi, conducted an impromptu wedding ceremony for two UTLA teachers too....mazel tov!