What is ADEMs?
The California Democratic Party (CDP) Bylaws 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 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 registered Democrats in California.
Assembly Delegates vote and conduct Party business at the yearly State Convention and Executive Board meetings, including:
- Establishment of the official CDP Platform and CDP Resolutions
- Vote for Party Endorsements for partisan legislative and statewide offices in California
- Vote for Positions on Ballot Propositions
- Election of Party Officers: Chairman, two Vice-Chairs, Secretary and Controller
- Election of 16-25 Regional Directors who function as liaisons between the CDP, County Central Committees, and Democratic Clubs