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Formed in 1992. Renamed in 2018.

Formed in 1992 as the Asian Pacific Democratic Club, we are the longest serving Asian-Pacific Islander(API) democratic club West of the Mississippi. The club was renamed the Edwin M. Lee Asian Pacific Democratic Club on January 23rd, 2018, to recognize San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee’s legacy of service to the City and County of San Francisco and the API community. We are dedicated to engaging Asian Pacific Islander (API) Americans to join the Democratic Party, support strong API elected leaders, and empower API young people in the political process. We carry on Mayor Lee’s spirit of leading with compassion, decency, and kindness. Edwin M. Lee Asian Pacific Democratic Club is a chartered democratic club of the San Francisco Democratic Party.

We call ourselves Ed Lee Dems or ELDC for short.

This is Why We Organize

Fight for Change that Matters

  • Equal Rights: Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, LGBT Rights
  • Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Representation
  • Local Public Schools, Transportation, and Parks
  • Safe Neighborhoods
  • More Affordable Housing
  • Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care
  • Expanding Economic Opportunities

What We Do

SF Women's March


Voter Registration

Through our volunteer voter registration drives, we give people an opportunity to register to vote and begin a conversation on issues that matter.

Scoop the Vote


Young Leaders

We are a grassroots-driven organization dedicated to preparing the next generation of Asian Pacific Islander (API) leaders and young activists. We train responsible caring leaders and volunteers to give back to the community through public service and elected office.


All Voters

We host events to educate and engage voters about local issues and candidates to help unlock people’s ability to make change. From the San Francisco School Board to the Board of Supervisors, it is important to mobilize voters in every election.


Ed Lee Dems Board
Selina Sun



Selina Sun President
Jason Chan Vice President
Jay Cheng Treasurer
Michael Chen Secretary
Thomas Li Board Member
Mary Jung Board Member
Danielle Lam Board Member
Francis Tsang Board Member
Marianne Thompson Board Member
Kanishka Karunaratne Board Member
Yoyo Chan Board Member
Mick Del Rosario Board Member
Kenneth Chen Board Member
Arcadi Kolchak Board Member
Chasel Lee
Board Member
Jessica Ho
Board Member
Nelson Zhao
Board Member
Zay D. Latt Board Member

Team in Action

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