Q: Wait, so what is the San Francisco DCCC?
The San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC) is the governing board for the San Francisco Democratic Party. Made up of 24 voting members, the DCCC is elected by and represents nearly 300,000 San Francisco Democrats.
And if Democratic County Central Committee sounds like a mouthful, that's because it is! So most people call it the “D-Triple-C.”
Q: OK, so what does the DCCC actually do?
The DCCC ensures that San Francisco Democrats have an affirmative, inclusive, and progressive voice on the issues that matter most!
By making endorsements of candidates and ballot measures, taking a stance on pressing issues like climate justice and reproductive rights by passing resolutions, and organizing and registering Democrats, the DCCC serves as the local face of the national Democratic Party.
Q: And why is that important?
Because the key to ensuring that our San Francisco values are heard throughout the nation is to build a strong, active, and diverse Democratic Party right here at home!
When San Francisco Democrats take a position on a policy, march in the streets, and help elect Corporate-Free Democrats, the country takes notice. I think it’s fair to say that our local party has national impact!
Q: Wow, that sounds important! But we're all Democrats, so why does it matter who serves on the DCCC?
The DCCC should be representative of the next-generation of Democratic leadership. Candidates for the DCCC should be able to point to their past experience to demonstrate that they will prioritize equity and justice during their terms.
And as a queer, progressive activist who has dedicated my life to advocating for climate justice and food security, I’m running to ensure that the Democratic Party is on the side of renters and working-people, not corporations and billionaires. I’m running a people powered campaign: I won’t take a cent from corporate PACs and I’ve limited the maximum donation people can make to my campaign.
So yes, while everyone running is a registered Democrat, “any blue won’t do” and I hope to earn your vote on March 5th!