We are the local Democratic Party for the Rogers Park and West Ridge communities of the City of Chicago. As a liberal/progressive, grass roots, and membership empowered organization we work hard to elect progressive Democratic candidates. Once we get them elected, we work even harder to keep them in office.

The 49th Ward is a very diverse community in every sense of the word, be it economics, race, religion or education, except in politics. We are unabashedly one of the most liberal places in America.  In order to keep things that way, at the local level we support balanced development in the community so that every person can have a place in our neighborhood. Our goal is to maintain the tremendous strength and diversity that we enjoy today, and continue to be a role model for the nation well into the 21st century.

Because we value our diversity and want to maintain a community that offers opportunities for everyone, we continuously work to expand and grow our organization. While most of the people of the 49th ward agree with us, not everyone does. Having a strong political organization that believes in this agenda for the neighborhood helps us to elect political leaders, from the White House to the Alderman's office, who support our vision. 

In the pages of this site you will find information that will assist you in registering to vote, how to become a volunteer, how to locate your polling place and how to contact us.

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Kelly Cassidy 
Democratic Committeeman 49th Ward

David Kogan
President, Democratic Party of the 49th Ward