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Statewide Chartered Organizations

The Rules Subcommittee on Chartered Organizations:

Proposes guidelines to the Rules Committee, for their consideration and approval, concerning the Chartering of Organizations under Article X of the bylaws of the California Democratic State Central Committee (CDP); and, Recommends to the Executive Board the granting or rejection, of applications for Charter of organizations under Article X of the above-mentioned bylaws pursuant to guidelines adopted by the Rules Committee.

Notice To Charter Applicants
Each new charter application is referred to a team of members of the Rules Subcommittee on Charter Organizations. 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 Rules Committee to the E-Board.

The review process typically takes a minimum of 60 days. We urge potential applicants interested in establishing a chartered organization to submit an application at the earliest opportunity.

Please feel free to contact the Rules Subcommittee on Chartered Organizations Members at [email protected].

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.

Statewide Charter NameContact Information
California Young Democrats (CYD)Diane Le, President
[email protected]
California Democratic Council (CDC)Francois Kaeppelin, President
[email protected]
Ph: 916-281-9602
California Armenian American Democrats (CAAD)Caro Avanessian, Chair
[email protected]
Brownie Mary Democrats of CaliforniaLanny Swerdlow, Chair
[email protected]
P.O. Box 739, Palm Springs, CA 92263
Federation of Democratic Central Committee MembersJustin Myers, Chair
[email protected]
California Democratic Rental CouncilMari-Perez Ruiz, Chair
[email protected]
Democrats for Israel
Your annual written report is due by Tuesday, February 7, 2023. 2023
As part of the condition of your charter, you are obligated to submit an annual written report on your organization’s activities and progress towards fulfillment of your organization’s stated goals and purposes.

Geographically Based Chartered Organizations

Geographically Based Charter NameContact Information
10th AD Democrats2 Tamal Vista Lane
Kentfield, CA  94904
Chair: Ralph Miller
72nd Area Democratic AllianceP.O. Box 3628
Huntington Beach, CA 92605
Chair: Mai Khana Tran
[email protected]
CD1 Alliance ActionWebsite:
P.O. Box 1193 Durham, CA 95938
Chair: Cindy Ellsmore, Chair
530-862-1379 h
530-913-9819 c
Your charter has expired, and is due for renewal. Please submit your Charter Application by February 10, 2023.

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

Please note that these descriptions are not meant to be an interpretation of the California Democratic Party Bylaws. The CDP Bylaws are available on our website here.