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Santa Clara County Democrats are moving to a NEW headquarters this week! The new office is located at 2901 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 110, in San Jose, The location is just west of Valley Medical Center.  Our phone number remains the same: (408) 445-9500.  If you'd like to help us move in, call Judy Pipkin at the office, or email her at j.y.pipkin@aol.com.



One of our great Democratic clubs, DAWN, held a training session at HQ this week for women considering running for office. Billed as a "Wake-up Call," the event featured famed campaign consultant Rich Robinson and others who discussed the basics of running effective, targeted campaigns as well as the finer aspects of fund-raising. Future "Wake-up Calls" are scheduled for this fall, although no dates have yet been announced.  Call us here at HQ (408-445-4500) if you'd like more information.



The special election for County Supervisor District 2 is TUESDAY (June 4). The Santa Clara County Democratic Party has endorsed CINDY CHAVEZ as the best candidate for this important office.

NEED A RIDE? We'll be happy to provide one! Call us at (408) 445-9500, and we'll make the arrangements. you can also call the South Bay Labor Council at (408) 266-3790.

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!



  • Young Dems meet at 7 pm Monday here at HQ on the 10th floor. Guest speaker is County Supervisor Dave Cortese.

And many more!  Call the office at 408-445-9500 or email Judy Pipkin at j.y.pipkin@aol.com for more info.

  • HQ is looking for clubs to sponsor various events this summer to help spread the Democratic Party message.  HQ has all the material you need to man our Democratic Party booth, providing information about the Democratic Party and registering new voters. Contact Judy Pipkin  at 408-445-9500  or via email at j.y.pipkin@aol.com for a list of upcoming events.


What an exciting opportunity for politically minded young people!  The DNC is looking enthusiastic future leaders between the ages of 20 and 24, who've had little previous exposure to politics, to participate in the Hope Institute 2013 program in Washington, D.C.

All costs are covered, including airfare, lodging and meals! The 40 selected participants will hear from senior campaign officials and others and gain strategies and contacts for launching political careers.

Click here for more information. Contact Claire Olszewski at olszewskic@dnc.org or via phone at (202) 863-8000.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MAY 20, 2013!



This week, HQ hosts a fundraiser for Cindy Chavez's Supervisor Campaign. Join us Wednesday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. on the 10th floor here at HQ. Click on the link or see our Calendar entry for more info.

There's always lots to do at HQ. Here are just a few areas where we could use an extra pair of helping hands:

And many more!  Call the office at 408-445-9500 or email Judy Pipkin at j.y.pipkin@aol.com for more info.



  • HQ is looking for clubs to sponsor various events this summer to help spread the Democratic Party message. Upcoming events include Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Prusch Park (May 5) and the Berryessa Art and Wine Festival (May 11). HQ has all the material you need to man our Democratic Party booth, providing information about the Democratic Party and registering new voters. Contact Judy Pipkin  at 408-445-9500  or via email at j.y.pipkin@aol.com for more information.
  • We also need club sponsors for our annual All-Clubs Democratic Party Picnic this year on July 20. It's a great opportunity to set up a table and recruit new members!
  • Don't forget about the special election for County Supervisor -- clubs and individuals are invited to help elect SCCDP's endorsed candidate, Cindy Chavez. Contact HQ at 408-445-9500 to find out what you and/or your club can do.


  • It's Special Election time -- voters in District 2 will elect a new County Supervisor June 4, which means there is lots to do at HQ for Cindy Chavez, SCCDP's endorsed candidate. Contact the office at 408-445-9500 to volunteer!
  • We love working with students! They help us with office tasks while learning about the Democratic Party, and we get to hear about the issues that matter most to them. If you are a student or teacher and want to know more about earning community service credit with us, contact Judy Pipkin  at 408-445-9500  or via email at j.y.pipkin@aol.com.


  • Democrats joined the Zumbathon last Saturday at the Movimiento en Mayfair to seeks to, a community wellness event supporting efforts to close the achievement gap in third grade reading in the Mayfair area. Our registration table was kept busy signing up brand new Democrats!
  • Central Committee needs volunteers:  We need a door monitor and someone to hand out and collect name badges.  Since the County Office Building closes at 6 pm, we need a door monitor from 6:15 to 7:15 to make sure Central Committee meeting attendees can get in.  We're also looking for someone to hand out name badges at the beginning of the meeting and collect them afterward.  If you're interested in either of these two important jobs, please call or email Judy Pipkin: 408-445-9500  or j.y.pipkin@aol.com.
  • We love working with students! They help us with office tasks while learning about the Democratic Party, and we get to hear about the issues that matter most to them. If you are a student or teacher and want to know more about earning community service credit with us, contact Judy Pipkin  at 408-445-9500  or via email at j.y.pipkin@aol.com.


Democratic Party Headquarters will be closed March 27-29 in honor of the Easter holiday. We will re-open Monday, April 1.



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