ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Since 1848, the Democratic National Committee has been the home of the Democratic Party, the oldest continuing party in the United States.
Today, we are millions of supporters strong, leading with our values, fighting for progress, and helping elect Democrats in every state, city, and ZIP code — from local office to the Oval Office.
Our party is strong because it’s built on advancing our Democratic platform and forging positive solutions that include everyone. As Democrats, we believe that every person in this nation should be treated with dignity and respect. We believe that health care is a right for all and that we should be rewarding the hard work of middle class families. We believe that our schools and streets should be free from gun violence and that a woman’s decisions about her own body are hers to make.
As the DNC, we are working together to build a bright future for everyone. We are fighting for the soul of our country, for the heart of our democracy, and for America’s place as the land of opportunity for all.
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About the Committees
Democratic National Committee
The Democratic National Committee, or DNC, was created during the Democratic National Convention of 1848, and is governed by its Charter and Bylaws. For 171 years, it’s been responsible for governing the Democratic Party and is the oldest continuing party committee in the United States.
Under the leadership of Chair Tom Perez, the DNC is composed of the chairs and vice-chairs of each state Democratic Party Committee and over 200 members elected by Democrats in all 57 states and the territories.
Democratic Governors Association
The Democratic Governors Association, or DGA, is an independent voluntary political organization that supports Democratic governors and candidates nationwide.
As the only party organization dedicated solely to electing Democratic governors, the DGA participates at all levels of campaigns, from providing resources to fund operations to helping articulate and deliver their messages.
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, or DSCC, serves as the official national Democratic campaign dedicated solely to electing Democrats to the United States Senate. From grassroots organizing, to candidate recruitment, to providing campaign funds for tight races, the DSCC works hard all year, every year to elect Democrats to the U.S. Senate.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, serves as the official national Democratic campaign committee charged with recruiting, assisting, funding, and electing Democrats to the U.S. House of Representatives. They provide services that include designing and helping execute field operations, polling, creating radio and television commercials, fundraising, communications, and management consulting.
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, or DLCC, works to win state legislative seats and chambers for Democrats. The DLCC’s mission is to build and maintain winning, state-of-the-art campaign committees through a continuing partnership with legislative leaders, professional staff, and supporters.
The ASDC’s mission is to help build robust state parties in order to elect Democrats from local office to the Oval Office. To accomplish this goal, the ASDC focuses exclusively on the current and future needs of state Democratic parties. It acts as a service organization responsible for supporting and educating its members and state party executive directors and staff.