Silicon Valley Democratic Club (SVDC)

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

Issues We Care About

Since its inception, the Santa Clara County Democratic Club has championed many different specific pieces of legislation and/or ballot propositions. These efforts reflect our Club’s core values and the following issues of importance to Democrats. In keeping with our democratic principles, we welcome ongoing discussion and reasoned debate and expect some of these positions to evolve over time. It’s also important to acknowledge that not all members agree on every position, but at present a majority of our membership favor and/or support these positions.

Election Integrity

  • Full public financing of political campaigns at all levels of our government (e.g. The California Fair Elections Act and the Fair Elections Now Act)
  • Transparency in the funding of independent campaign expenditures (e.g. the California DISCLOSE Act, and the Federal DISCLOSE Act)
  • Overturning of “Citizens United” and related court decisions which hold that “corporations are people” and “money is speech”
  • Protection of voting rights
  • Non-partisan redistricting at both state and federal levels of government


Economic & Tax Issues

  • A progressive tax system that asks all citizens to pay their fair share
  • Fair trade, not so-called “Free trade”
  • Strong regulation of financial markets
  • Renewed enforcement of anti-trust laws to prevent the formation of companies that are monopolies or that are “too big to fail”
  • Minimum wage laws to ensure basic levels of financial security & stimulate economic activity
  • Fiscal responsibility and long term deficit reduction


Human Rights

  • A woman’s right to choose
  • Marriage equality for same sex couples
  • Equal rights for women and minorities
  • Separation of church and state


Health Care

  • Universal/Single Payer Healthcare
  • Vastly expanded drug abuse prevention and treatment programs
  • Decriminalization and strict government regulation of the production, distribution, and sale of all recreational drugs (as is currently done with alcohol)

Environmental Protection

  • Immediate and intense action to stop and reverse the effects of climate change
  • Achievement of a sustainable human population by voluntary means


Other Critical Issues

  • Stopping the “revolving door” of lobbyists and elected officials
  • Collective bargaining rights of all employees, public, private, union, and nonunion.
  • Employee representation in corporate management.
  • True preservation and strengthening of Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.
  • Common sense gun safety laws.
  • Comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Science based research, analysis, and decision making.
  • Repeal of the death penalty at all levels of government.
  • Reductions in defense spending consistent with national security.
  • Effective international inspections and controls aimed at massive reductions in nuclear arsenals worldwide.


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