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. 


Each new charter application is referred to an ad hoc review team of Organizational Development Committee members. 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.

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 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 

California Democratic Rental Council

Mari-Perez Ruiz, Chair

Democrats for Israel

Geographically Based Chartered Organizations

10th AD Democrats 263 Cecilia Way
Tiburon, CA 94920
Chair: Ralph Miller
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.