Start the New Year joining fellow progressives at the 2020 California Progressive Alliance Annual Meeting! The meeting will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the Pauley Ballroom on the UC Berkeley campus.

{Note: There will also be two additional events: the pre-Convention gathering on Friday evening, and a post-Convention gathering on Sunday morning. These events are optional to attend. Details will be forthcoming.}


We are focusing this Annual Meeting on growing our ranks with youth and diversity.


Chesa Boudin, SF District Attorney-elect and progressive leader for fundamental criminal justice reform

Lee Camp, political comedian, writer, activist, and host/head writer of Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp on RT America

Aaron Glantz, award-winning journalist, senior reporter with Reveal News, and author of HOMEWRECKERS

Donté Clark, SF Bay Area spoken word artist, performer, and author of a collection of his poems called KNOWFREEDOM

Jane Kim, California Political Director for Bernie Sanders for President 2020, and Senior Fellow at the Young Elected Officials Network

Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council Member, Socialist, member of Socialist Alternative, and a member of American Federation of Teachers 1789


You won’t want to miss an exciting panel discussion on California Progressives – Unifying and Mobilizing for the Work Ahead!


Cat Brooks (moderator), KPFA co-host of UpFront, former Oakland mayoral candidate, and long-time performer, organizer and activist

Maureen Cruise, RN, Director of Healthcare for All– Los Angeles Chapter

Manuel Barajas, Professor of sociology at CSU-Sacramento and Chair of the Task Force on the Center for Race, Immigration and Social Justice

Trinity Tran, Co-founder and lead organizer of California Public Banking Alliance, Public Bank LA and Divest LA

Estee Chandler, Board member of Jewish Voice for Peace Action (JVPA) and host/producer of KPFK’s Middle East in Focus

Ben Grieff, Campaign Director for Evolve California (campaign to restore funding for California’s public schools by reforming Prop 13)

Mari Rose Taruc, Coordinator of California Utility Justice Campaign and organizer for environmental justice and climate solutions

Special Musical Performance by

Gala (pronounced: GAH-LAH) is an acoustic indie folk-pop trio based in Oakland, CA with roots in Chile, Guam, & the Philippines. Their music deals with themes of migration, justice, heartache, and resilience. Gala’s sound is magnetic, tender, and transportive, often inspired by a long tradition of Chilean and South American folkloric music.