Silicon Valley Democratic Club (SVDC)

formerly known as the Santa Clara County Democratic Club (SCCDC)

Join Us at our General Meeting

Co-sponsored with

Bay Area Iranian-American Democrats

What you need to know about the

Newsom recall

Monday, May 17th at 7:00 pm

Zoom link

Meeting ID960 4055 7735, Passcode: 507049

Join the Silicon Valley Democratic Club and Bay Area Iranian-American Democrats to discuss the Newsom recall effort. Our guest speakers are Brandon V. Stracener, Senior Research Fellow for the California Constitution Center at UC Berkeley School of Law and Bill James, Chair of the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee. The event will be moderated by Helen Chapman, AD28 Delegate and Secretary of the Santa Clara County Central Committee. You can read some of Brandon's writing on the recall here.

Meeting agenda here

Brandon V. Stracener is a Senior Research Fellow for the California Constitution Center at UC Berkeley School of Law. He writes on constitutional issues, especially issues involving the California Constitution, and California courts. Brandon has also published on issues involving the U.S. Constitution and attempts at constitutional reform in Iceland. Brandon is at times a Lecturer at Berkeley Law on Advanced Legal Writing and is an attorney in private practice. Part of his passion for constitutional law and the courts derives from clerking for the Honorable Kimberly J. Mueller, District Judge at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, and the Honorable Lucy H. Koh, District Judge at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. While in law school, he externed for the Honorable Consuelo María Callahan, Circuit Judge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. These experiences sparked Brandon's interest in the approaches of different court systems and different underlying foundational law. His law school work included leading a student team comprising Berkeley Law and UC Davis Law students in revising California’s Political Reform Act.

Silicon Valley Democratic Club

Formerly known as the the Santa Clara County Democratic Club, the Silicon Valley Democratic Club (SVDC) is one of the oldest Democratic Clubs in Santa Clara County. Established in 1981 and chartered by the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee, SVDC has a long history as a progressive organization dedicated to informing voters, encouraging citizen involvement in the political process, promoting Democratic Party values & candidates, and much more.  We draw our membership from all over Santa Clara County and it includes many current and former elected officials.  Check out more information ABOUT our club, and the ISSUES we care about.

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Covid-19 Dues Reductions & Waivers Now Available

In these uncertain times with COVID-19 causing physical and economic havoc for many families, SVDC is providing the options of dues waiver and dues reduction for 2020. New and renewing members can elect to join for free, or for half price, at their election with no special application necessary.  For new members, please review the instructions HERE.  Renewal information is listed HERE.


Silicon Valley Democratic Club is cancelling our in-person meetings based on the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department’s recommendations.

We are urging all of our members and associates to follow the guidelines of the Santa Clara County Department of Health. It is important that we are proactive and take appropriate preventative measures to protect those at higher risk, which includes anyone over the age of 50 and those who have an underlying medical condition. 

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