LACDP conducts Democratic Party campaigns in Los Angeles County under the general direction of the Democratic State Central Committee. It is responsible for building the Party organization at the district, regional, and county levels; registering Democratic voters; and encouraging Election Day turn out among Democratic voters.
The essence of LACDP’s mission is to encourage the fullest possible participation of all Democratic voters and to disseminate the Democratic message, platform, and philosophy. LACDP is responsible for officially chartering Democratic clubs and organizations in Los Angeles County. A major source of LACDP’s grassroots organizing is through the encouragement and facilitation of Democratic clubs and organizations as there are nearly 100 chartered Democratic clubs and organizations in Los Angeles County.
LACDP develops official Party policies and positions and communicates them to the public and to all officeholders. LACDP provides a grassroots forum for the study and discussion of public policy issues and their impact at the local level.
One of the most important duties LACDP performs is to interview, develop and endorse Democratic candidates for public office. Endorsements issued by LACDP in local and municipal races become the official endorsements of the California Democratic Party.