Established in 1938 as the youth
organizing branch of the Democratic Party in the state of California, the California
Young Democrats (CYD) have worked for decades to advance the Democratic Party's
initiatives of progressive change, civil rights, social programs, and diplomacy within
the state of California. CYD focuses on engaging Californians aged 14-35 in government
affairs and the political process, and works to gain lifelong supporters of the
Democratic Party's candidates and platforms. The California Young Democrats
Collection documents the organization's general operations, administrative
structure, objectives, programs, and political activity from 1958-1987 through
state-level administrative files and regional chapter files.
The California Young Democrats (CYD) is the youth organizing branch of the Democratic
Party in the state of California. It serves to motivate Californians aged 14-35 in
becoming active participants in government affairs and the political process, and to
gain lifelong supporters of the Democratic Party's candidates and platforms. CYD is
affiliated with the California Democratic Party and Young Democrats of America, and
promotes the ideals and work of the National Democratic Party. It is comprised of a
state headquarters located in Sacramento, and various chartered Young Democratic Clubs
located throughout California. The organization holds local and state meetings and
conventions, conducts fundraising, disseminates information on local and national
political and social issues, participates in voter registration activities and party
recruitment, and holds organizational campaigns and elections for state and regional CYD
leadership. It is active in local, state, and national campaigns and elections.
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