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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)Giovanni Chavez, President
[email protected]
California Democratic Council (CDC)Norma Alcala, President
[email protected]
California Armenian American Democrats (CAAD) – Status Pending Annual ReportCaro 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 MembersMark Ramos
[email protected]
Renters CouncilMari-Perez Ruiz, Chair
[email protected]
Democrats for IsraelAndrew Lachman
[email protected]
Iranian American Democrats of CaliforniaSudabeh (Sudi) Farokhnia
[email protected]

Geographically Based Chartered Organizations

Geographically Based Charter NameContact Information
AD12 Democrats ClubRalph Miller, Chair
[email protected]

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.