Dear LezLi,

Due some formatting issues with yesterday's email, we are sending out our June issue of "The Democratic Voice" once again.  


The Democratic VoiceTM

Monday, June 17, 2019  •  Silicon Valley Democratic Club 


June Silicon Valley Democratic Club

General Meeting


Rod Diridon, Sr.

Join the Silicon Valley Democratic Club for an evening with Rod Diridon Sr. as he discusses the need for urgent, immediate action on the part of every one of us to combat climate change to protect the planet for our children and future generations. Diridon has been active in Silicon Valley in leadership on environmental issues, the arts and culture, higher education, community organizations, and philanthropy.

Jason Baker

Jason Baker worked his way through UC Davis, including by being a firefighter for the US Forest Service, and in that work he learned the value of hard work: what it’s like to swing an ax and dig a ditch. From being a firefighter he learned, first hand, some of the things first responders put on the line every day. Jason then went to Santa Clara Law School, where he met his wife, on the first day of law school. He was mayor of Campbell twice, on the City Council of Campbell for eight years.  He’s done regional work on the environment, affordable housing, homelessness, crime... all of these are regional issues which have  regional solutions.

Sandy Perry

Sandy Perry was raised as a Quaker in Massachusetts and attended Stanford University from 1967-70. He has been a lifelong community activist and justice advocate, especially after moving to San Jose in 1990. 

In 1991, Sandy joined both the Affordable Housing Network and what is now known as CHAM Deliverance Ministry, and has been an active volunteer in both ever since.

Over the years, CHAM helped lead and organize countless rallies, marches, demonstrations, sit-ins, speak-outs, teach-ins and building takeovers to support housing for the homeless. In 1997, Sandy collaborated with CHAM and First Christian Church to open the church as a homeless family shelter. It successfully defied City efforts to shut its doors and then helped create the CHAPP and PROGRESS pilot housing programs for the homeless.

In 2001, Sandy participated with both CHAM and Affordable Housing Network in successfully advocating for 30% of San Jose’s affordable housing funds to be allocated to previously ignored extremely low-income families. Affordable Housing Network was instrumental in the campaign to strengthen San Jose’s rent control program from 2015-18, and in 2017, it helped organize low-income tenants at Sunnyhills Apartments in Milpitas to save their homes, when the owner proposed to opt out of his HUD contract, demolish the apartments, and build million dollar townhomes instead.

Recently Sandy was active in efforts by Serve the People San Jose to stop the ill-advised Google expansion into San Jose. He has also been a writer and distributor of the national political monthly People’s Tribune for many years.

Monday, June 17 at 6:45-9:00 pm


6:45-7:30 pm 

Wine & Cheese Reception


7:30-9:00 pm General Meeting


 RSVP Not Required • Free • Open to the Public


Campbell Community Center

Orchard City Banquet Hall

One West Campbell Ave, Campbell

(Please note our new meeting location.)

This is a free event and no RSVP is required. You need not be a member to attend, however, voting is only open to qualified members. 


Upcoming Progressive Events:

Sunday, June 9

1 pm – 5 pm Phone Bank & Postcard Writing · Hosted by LoretoQD's Brigade - Silicon Valley • Where: Santa Clara County Democratic Party, 2901 Moorpark Ave #110, San Jose, CA.

Monday, June 10

5:30 pm America to Me Screening and Speaker Series · Where: CERAS 101 - 520 Galvez Mall - Stanford, CA.


Wednesday, June 12

11:00 am Postcard Party - Host: Reclaim Our Vote-Silicon Valley · Where: RSVP for Address here:

Voter suppression and voter-list purging are stealthily disenfranchising millions of voters, especially voters of color, in southern states.  We are working with Reclaim Our Vote-Silicon Valley to increase voter participation.  We'll write postcards to voters of color who have been, or at risk of being, de-registered in Virginia and North Carolina.  Both states have key elections this year.  Cards, stamps, and writing supplies will be provided.  

Thursday, June 13

11:00 am Justice for Janitors Day San Jose - Sweeping Out Fascism · Hosted by SEIU United Service Workers West · Where: 150 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA.

Friday, June 14

6:00 pm New Leaders Council Silicon Valley - Visionaries Fundraiser • Where: Silicon Valley Capital Club, 50 W San Fernando St, San Jose. Purchase tickets here:

Saturday, June 15

9:00 am Guadalupe Creek Monthly Cleanup - Franco-Clausens & @IBEW 332  · Hosted by Shay Franco Clausen · Where: 1050 Capitol Expressway Auto Mall, San Jose, CA.

10:00 am Canvass in Tracy with South Bay Swing Left · Where: Democratic Club of Greater Tracy, 902 N Central Ave, Tracy, CA .

Monday, June 17

7:00 pm Silicon Valley Democratic Club General Meeting · Where: Orchard City Banquet Hall - Campbell, One W Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA.

Saturday, June 22

12:00 pm Rapid Responder Training led by Sacred Heart Community Service, PACT and Pangea Legal Services · Where: Sacred Heart Community Service, 1381 S First St, San Jose, CA.

Wednesday, June 26

5:30 pm Democratic Debate Watch Party - Host: Democratic Volunteer Center · Where: First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Rd, Palo Alto, $35 donation requested. RSVP, and pay here: Watch the first Democratic candidate debate of 2019 with all your democratic and resistance friends on a large screen! Enjoy food, wine and good conversations! Participate in the After-Debate Discussion with our guest moderator, Mary Hughes, a well-known political advisor, co-founder of Close the Gap California, and a former Executive Director of the California Democratic Party! Your $35 donation (or more) will begin the funding for our 2020 DVC Campaign Headquarters. All DVC contributions are independently managed through the Santa Clara County Democratic Party.

Saturday June 29

1:00 - 2:30 pm Campaign Kickoff for Dave Cortese for State Senate District 15 · Where: Elks Lodge, 444 W. Alma Avenue, San Jose RSVP:

Saturday, July 13

10:00 am Canvass in Tracy with South Bay Swing Left · Where: Democratic Club of Greater Tracy, 902 N Central Ave, Tracy, Please join us for our canvass in Tracy! We go out in pairs and knock on doors of Democratic and Independent voters to educate them on local politics and the importance of voting. This measure is part of our continued efforts to build a Democratic community in Tracy to defend Josh Harder's Congressional seat in 2020 and get Democrats elected up and down the ballot. We need you for these important conversations! All training and support provided!

Saturday, July 20

9:00 am Guadalupe Creek Monthly Cleanup - Franco-Clausens & @IBEW 332  · Hosted by Shay Franco Clausen · Where: 1050 Capitol Expressway Auto Mall, San Jose, CA. 

Find Details and RSVP on our SVDC Progressive Partners Calendar