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Members of these clubs are interested in political issues and are active in endorsing candidates for public office and in their political campaigns. Some clubs are oriented toward specific issues or groups; others draw members from certain geographic areas. Most clubs meet once a month and publish a monthly newsletter. Below is a list of active clubs chartered by the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee, their orientations, and contacts. Call the President/Chair for specific information about meetings, membership, dues, and activities. 

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Democratic Clubs

  • Bay Area for Change.  A club that grew out the Barack Obama campaign in 2008. Members will continue to advance the ideas of hope and change that Obama's campaign promoted. Alyson Abramowitz, President, change at

  • Bay Area Iranian American Democrats.  Helping Iranian Americans become active in the Democratic Party. Mehrdad Moayedzadeh, baiad at

  • DAWN (Democratic Activists for Women Now). DAWN is a grassroots democratic organization working to elect progressive, prochoice women. Noellani Sallings, President, 408-275-6981, dawn at

  • Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley.  The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley is an alliance in Silicon Valley, California dedicated to the issues brought forth by Gov. Howard Dean, M.D., his cause and his message of progressive, positive change.,, Co-Chairs; John Comiskey, Marcene van Dierendonck. Contact deanclub at

  • Democratic Caucus at San Jose State University.  A club for students at San Jose State University who want to help the Democratic Party. Andrae Macapinlac, President.

  • Democratic Club of Sunnyvale.  A club for residents of the city of Sunnyvale. We are an active and welcoming group that promotes progressive, Democratic values and positions. Come join our activities such as precinct walking, movie night socials and other fun (and serious) events to build the Democratic political community in Sunnyvale.

  • East San Jose Democrats.  A club serving the residents of East San Jose. Andres Quintero, President, eastsanjose at,

  • Mission City Democratic Club.  A club serving members of the city of Santa Clara.  Chris Stampolis, President, mission at,

  • Peninsula Democratic Coalition. The largest club in the county, this organization draws its membership from the north county area. This club plays a critical role in voter registration, precinct organization and operating the north county Democratic election headquarters. Diane Rolfe, President, 650-949-1009 (club phone), pdc at,

  • Santa Clara County Democratic Club. An issue oriented club that is focusing on campaign finance reform and energy independence. This club is pressing legislators to support effective reform including public financing of elections. The Club also produces an occasional television program on current issues for posting on the Club website,, where more information about the club is available. Aldyth Parle, President, can be reached at president at
  • Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club. SVAPADC was founded in 1996 to foster member participation at all levels of the Democratic Party. Our goals are to unify and empower the Asian Pacific American (APA) communities; ensure fair representation of the APA's interests; and educate and promote political participation. Contact Buu Thai at apa at The club's homepage is

  • Silicon Valley Democratic Club.  Formerly known as the Moorpark Democratic, the Silicon Valley Democratic club prides itself in developing a growing and diverse community with an organized and unifying voice in the political arena. The Club provides a forum for its members to focus, discuss, prioritize positions and promote important issues to our diverse community. Working together, our members help to elect Democratic candidates in local, state, and national elections. Margie Mitchell, siliconvalley at

  • Silicon Valley Latino Democratic Forum.  A venue for local Latinos to become active in the Democratic Party.  Bea Mendez, svldf at The club's website is

  • Silicon Valley Young Democrats. SVYD serves Democrats under 36 years old from throughout the Silicon Valley. We provide networking, social, and personal growth opportunities for young people dedicated to progressive ideals. President: Julie Lind, svyd at Visit the club's website at

  • South County Democratic Club. Another geographic orientation, this time in the south county Morgan Hill-Gilroy area. President: Alex Kennett, newsletter at,

  • Evergreen Democratic Club at the Villages. This club limits its membership to Democrats living in the Villages complex in the Evergreen area of San Jose.  Eugenia Murray, President, evergreen at

  • West Valley for Change. West Valley for Change Democratic Club grew out of the grassroots movement in West San Jose to get Barack Obama elected President in 2008. Since then we have continued to use our hope and energy to affect change, with research into issues facing our community at the local, state and national level. Further, we want to get to know our local officials and candidates for elected office to help legislate change. And we are ready to work for progressive reform within the Democratic Party. Elaine Coombs, Vice Chair, wv4change AT,

  • California Democratic Council

    The CDC is the official statewide organization of grassroots Democratic clubs in California. CDC membership is open to any Democratic Club affiliated with its County Central Committee.  AD Committees and Democratic Central Committees are also eligible to send representatives.   A bottom-up organization, CDC policy is determined by vote of its delegates to its open Annual Convention and State Board meetings.  Members of CDC-affiliated clubs may join statewide e-mail discussion groups and are also invited to lobby the State Legislature during our annual Lobby Day.  Visit the CDC website at

    California Young Democrats

    CYD is the official statewide organization of Young Democrats clubs throughout California, representing Democrats between the ages of 14 and 35.  The organization also includes all the college Democrat clubs as well.  Check out their statewide website at

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