A Message From ASDC President Ken Martin

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I am honored to have been elected by my peers to serve in this position. The role of president of the ASDC and Vice Chair of the DNC allows me to play a unique part in the future of my Party.

In working closely with State Party Chairs from across the country, I know that we can accomplish a great deal including electing Democrats at every level of government, being a voice for those who feel they aren’t heard, and growing our Party and encouraging participation from people from all walks of life. As long as we have a society where everyone doesn’t have the same opportunities to succeed, our work is not done. Thankfully, I know that Democrats are not afraid of a little hard work.

There is no doubt in my mind that the battle during the Trump Administration will be difficult. But we are lucky to have great Progressive leaders like Chairman Tom Perez guiding the way. I look forward to working with my fellow State Party Chairs and our Party leadership as we tackle the challenges ahead.

ASDC mission statement

Strong State Democratic Parties are vital to the success of the Democratic Party in the United States of America. The ASDC is the only national party organization focused exclusively on the current and future needs of State Democratic Parties, assisting them to fulfill their vital role.

The ASDC’s mission is to help build strong State Democratic Parties in order to elect Democrats at all levels of office. To accomplish this goal, the ASDC focuses on building strong, stable, and sustainable infrastructure for all 57 State Parties. It acts as a service organization dedicated to supporting and educating its members, building strong relationships with and among State Parties, and using training to equip our members with the tools and skills they need to succeed.

Located within the Democratic National Committee, the ASDC represents State Party interests at the DNC, as well as within the wider Democratic and progressive ecosystem. The Association engages in this critical work to ensure that State Parties have the tools and resources they need to elect those who share our values, will make a difference in our communities, and will improve people’s lives.

ASDC membership

The ASDC is comprised of all state chairs and vice chairs from the 50 states, as well as American Samoa, District of Columbia, Democrats Abroad, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

State party websites