History – Democrats in the Keystone State

Founded in 1792, the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee is the governing body of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party charged with steering the direction of our party and organizing for Democrats across the ballot. The Cumberland County Democratic Committee is the most local level of the Democratic Party’s governance in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania’s nickname is “The Keystone State” because it was the middle colony of the original thirteen colonies, and because Pennsylvania has held a key position in the economic, social, and political development of the United States for over two hundred years. Today, the Cumberland County Democratic Committee remains key to organizing, connecting, and electing Democrats working to ensure voting rights, human rights, and civil rights for everyone.