Statewide Chartered Organizations

The California Democratic Party has recognized the following independent chartered organizations, all of which have as one of their objectives the advancement of the Democratic Party. 


The next opportunity for the Organizational Development Committee to issue a recommendation for granting of a charter will be at its meeting on Saturday, July 25, 2020. This will be a Zoom meeting held in conjunction with the CDP E-Board scheduled for July 24-26.

Our procedure is to refer each new application to an ad hoc review team. The review teams work with applicants to perfect their applications, noting any deficiencies and suggesting corrections, with the goal of producing a final application that can be recommended by the full Organizational Development Committee to the E-Board.

In order to help us meet the challenges processing your application while meeting virtually, we ask you to follow this time line:

Initial application due by Friday, May 22, 2020 – All the materials requested in the online application should be submitted by this date; materials submitted do not have to be in final form. Your application will be referred to a review team if submitted by this date.

Revised application due by Friday, June 26, 2020 – Any deficiencies noted by our review team should be corrected by this date; your application should be in substantially final form and ready for a second review. Any necessary bylaw changes should be submitted even if they have not yet been adopted by your organization.

Final application due by Friday, July 24, 2020 – All required bylaw changes should be adopted and any additional technical changes requested by the review team should be submitted by this date.

Please feel free to contact Organizational Development Co-Chairs Royce Kelley and Chris Wagaman with questions.

Royce Kelley 510-384-3033
Chris Wagaman 916-213-5145

California Young Democrats (CYD)

William Rodriguez-Kennedy, President

California Democratic Council (CDC)

Iyad Afalqa, President

California Armenian American Democrats (CAAD)

Caro Avanessian, Chair

Brownie Mary Democrats of California

Lanny Swerdlow, Chair

P.O. Box 739, Palm Springs, CA 92263


Federation of Democratic Central Committee Members

Justin Myers, Chair 


Geographically Based Chartered Organizations

10th AD Democrats 263 Cecilia Way
Tiburon, CA 94920 

Chair: Ralph Miller

66th Assembly District
Democratic Council  
904 Silver Spur Rd. #343
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 

Varo Asorian

Tony Hale
Constance Sullivan

72nd Area Democratic Alliance  P.O. Box 3628
Huntington Beach, CA 92605 

Chair: Mai Khana Tran

CD1 Alliance Action




P.O.Box 1193 Durham, CA 95938 

Chair: James F. McCabe 


Do you want to charter your own Statewide Organization?

Below are some resources to get you started.

Guidelines on Chartering a Statewide Organization

Online Application

For more information, visit the Organizational Development Committee web page.