CARA Convention 2021

Tuesday, October 26th, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday, October 27th, 10:00am-12:30pm

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FEATURED SPEAKERS on Tuesday, October 26th:
CA Attorney General Rob Bonta
U.S. Senator Alex Padilla
CA Secretary of State Shirley Weber

FEATURED SPEAKERS on Wednesday, October 27th:
Governor Gavin Newsom (invited)
CA Dept. of Aging Director Kim McCoy Wade

CARA’s 18th Annual Convention will be a FREE, incredible, informative, fun, virtual event. We have stellar speakers, workshops, entertainment, elections, and lots of fun (bingo, Wheel of Fortune, etc). You must register using the form below or online at


Guaranteed Healthcare for All

Affordable Housing for All

Long Term Supports and Services

Climate Justice for All

Nursing Home Reform

Social Security for All

Click HERE for more info on individuals workshops, including speaker info.


Nominations: The positions of President and Secretary for CARA will be voted on at this convention. Additionally, Community-Based Vice President seats are up for election. You must be a member of a CARA Community-Based affiliated organization in good standing to run. Organizations and individuals may submit nominations by mail no later than September 26th. No nominations will be taken from the floor.

Resolutions: Because this convention is being held virtually, we are limiting resolutions for consideration. If you/your organization has a resolution that you would like to be considered by the convention delegates, it must be submitted 30 days prior by September 26, 2021 to the CARA Board for consideration. Only Resolutions approved by the Board will be considered. Resolutions cannot exceed one page. Please include your name, the name of your organization, your contact information, and mail to CARA, 600 Grand Ave. Suite 410, Oakland, CA 94610.

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