Democratic Clubs are the grassroots of the Democratic Party. They are active in political issues, developing skills for folks to run for office, supporting endorsed candidates, and working on campaigns. There are clubs in different geographic areas of the county as well as clubs that are advocates for specific groups or issues. They are required to meet regularly, have clear means to be a member in good standing, are present on social media, and send out email communications to their members. We encourage every Democrat to become a dues-paying member in one or more Democratic Clubs.
Only current officially-chartered clubs may call themselves Democratic Clubs per the authority of this body and the California Democratic Party.
Below is a list of official clubs with their contact information. They are the only approved Democratic Clubs in Monterey County.
Contact the club directly to learn about meetings, membership, and activities. Note that each club also has its own page, where you may view upcoming activities, and other types of information.
If you are interested in starting a new club, contact our Chair, Karen Araujo: KAraujo93901@gmail.com or 831-601-4564.
The Democratic Women of Monterey County is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing opportunities for camaraderie and activism among Democratic men and women. We do this by hosting monthly speaker luncheons, fundraising events, and other political and social… learn more.
Under a charter from the Monterey County Democratic Central Committee, the Salinas Valley Democratic Club fosters and perpetuates the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party in our Community… learn more.
The Marina Democratic Club is active in local, state, and national issues, promoting good governance through education, social discourse and support for progressive public policy, candidates and campaigns. We believe that government works best when people get involved, so we work to inform the public and engage with policy-makers to advocate for democratic values… learn more.
The Progressive Democrats of America – Monterey Area Chapter (PDA-MAC) Club seeks to build a Democratic party that prioritizes people and not corporations. We favor policies that promote peace and economic opportunity for all, while respecting civil and human rights as the foundation of a free and just… learn more.
Seaside Democratic Club (no online link available)
Contact Ian Oglesby @ 831-277-6379 or email@example.com.
California Democratic Council
The CDC is the official organization of grassroots Democratic clubs in California. CDC membership is open to any Democratic Club affiliated with its County Central Committee. Assembly District Committees and Democratic Central Committees are also eligible to send representatives. A bottom-up organization, CDC sets its policy by vote of delegates to its open Annual Convention and its State Board meetings. Members of CDC-affiliated clubs may join statewide e-mail discussion groups and are also invited to lobby the State Legislature during the annual Lobby Day. Visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc-ca.org/.