Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

The three-day California Democratic Party convention will begin Friday at the Anaheim Convention Center with a series of committee and caucus meetings and workshops and welcome remarks from Chairman John Burton.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, is scheduled to speak at the general session Saturday. Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins, D-San Diego, and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, are set to speak at a luncheon Saturday.

Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Massachusetts, is scheduled to speak at a dinner Saturday.

“Senator Warren and Representative Frank embody Democrats’ fight for fairness in our economy and financial reforms that reward Americans’ hard work and hope for the future,” Burton said.

Delegates will vote on resolutions Sunday.

Other scheduled speakers include House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D- San Francisco, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Kamala Harris, Controller Betty T. Yee, Treasurer John Chiang, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove, who on Thursday announced a bid to win a U.S. Senate Seat, is scheduled to host a reception at the convention on Saturday.

More than 3,000 delegates, officials, exhibitors and observers are expected to attend.

—City News Service

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