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AD – Assembly District
AFL-CIO – American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations
AFSCME – American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
AFT – American Federation of Teachers
AG – Attorney General (or, tongue-in-cheek, “Aspiring Governor”)
BOE – Board of Elections (less frequently, Board of Education)
CCD – City Council District
CD – Congressional District, often shorthanded as NY-X, where X is the district #
CDA – College Democrats of America
CDNY – College Democrats of New York
CLD – County Legislative District
CSEA – Civil Service Employees Association
CWA – Communication Workers of America
DA – District Attorney
DACC – Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee
DCCC – Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
DFA – (Dean) Democracy for America
DL(s) – District Leader(s): shorthand/colloquial term for County Committeeperson in some NY counties (such as Westchester)
DLCC – Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee: national organization that campaigns for Democrats in state legislative elections
DMAC – Democratic Majority Action Committee: Campaign Committee for the Democratic Caucus on the Westchester County Board of Legislators
DNC – Democratic National Committee
DSCC – Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (both NY State and Federal)
ED(s) – Election District(s)
ExCom/ExecCom – Executive Committee (of a Municipal, County, State Party or Organization)
GOP – Grand Ole Party (colloquial term for Republican Party)
GOTV – Get Out The Vote
IAFF – International Association of Fire Fighters
IATSE – International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
IBEW – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
IUPAT – International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
LATFOR – Legislative Task Force on Redistricting
LG – Lieutenant Governor
NEA – National Education Association
NON(s) – Nonaffiliated Voter(s): voters not enrolled in any party, colloquially “independent” voters, distinct from voters enrolled in the “Independence” Party
NYSDC – New York State Democratic Committee
NYPIRG – New York Public Interest Research Group
NYSUT – New York State United Teachers
NYSYD – New York State Young Democrats
OFA – (Obama) Organizing for America
PAC – Political Action Committee
REBNY – Real Estate Board of New York
RNC – Republican National Committee
RWDSU – Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
SD – Senate District
SEIU – Service Employees International Union
SOTU – State of the Union
TWD – Town/Ward/District
TWU – Transport Workers Union of America
UFCW – United Food and Commercial Workers
(WC)BOL – (Westchester County) Board of Legislators
WCDC – Westchester County Democratic Committee
WYD – Westchester Young Democrats
WEP – Women’s Equality Party
WFP – Working Families Party
WPCLB – Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body
YDA – Young Democrats of America