The papers of the
California Democratic State Central Committee document the work of the Democratic
Party within the state of California predominately in the 1960s. Some materials are from
related organizations such as the California Democratic Council, the Democratic National
Committee, and Democratic Associates, Inc.
The California Democratic State Central Committee (CDSCC) coordinates all Democratic Party
activities in the State. It was created to publicize and promote the work of the Democratic
Party in California, conduct fundraising and campaigns at county, state, and local levels,
disseminate literature on election campaigns and legislative issues, manage volunteer
efforts, and maintain a state headquarters for the party. The CDSCC has been in existence
since at least 1928 and was responsible for establishing the California Democratic Council
(CDC) in 1953, an important grassroots organization comprised of nearly 500 local political
clubs which support and endorse local democratic candidates during election years.
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