Whats New Announcements

  • Our big event this week happens the first day of Spring when we kick off the new CDP Region 7 with a pre-convention Regional Meeting.  Come and meet candidates and all your fellow delegates from Assembly Districts 27,28,29, and 30   Wednesday, March 20, right here on HQ's 10th floor. (See Calendar entry above for more info.) It's a great way to get together with candidates and fellow delegates before the state convention in April.  This event is open to all Democrats. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP!
  • 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.
  • It's prom season! If happen to have a prom dress just hanging in your closet, City Councilmember Madison Nguyen is collecting them to share with girls who can't go to their prom because they can't afford a dress. Bring dresses in good condition to HQ, and we'll pass them along to Councilwoman Nguyen's office. We'll be collecting dresses through March.


  • A big thanks to Judith Wahlberg and her son, who donated 12 brand-new office chairs to HQ -- those really come in handy during big events and parties, not to mention smaller meetings and get-togethers.
  • If you're a convention delegate from AD 27, 28, 29 or 30, don't forget our Regional Meeting Wednesday, March 20, here on HQ's 10th floor. (See Calendar entry above for more info.) It's a great way to get together with candidates and fellow delegates before the state convention in April.
  • And let's not forget the convention itself -- it's coming soon, and you won't want to miss i! Click on the logo in the photo scroll above to learn more.


  • Help keep the Democratic Supermajority!   State Senator Jim Beall and the South Bay Labor Council are hosting two phone-banking sessions this week supporting Ben Hueso, the endorsed candidate to replace retiring State Senator Michael Rubio. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. See Calendar entry above for details.
  • 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.
  • Headquarters is also looking for volunteers! This is an especially great opportunity for students looking to fill community service hours. Office hours are 10-2, Monday through Friday. Contact Judy (see above) for more info.


  • New State Senator Jim Beall held forth at a meeting of students and interested community members at HQ last week. The focus:  public service.  He discussed his own inspiration to serve others as well as the career path that has taken him from San Jose's youngest elected city councilman to his latest job as State Senator. Those attending included students from Presentation High School and a couple of imminent law-school grads from UC Davis.
  • Have a prom dress just hanging in your closet? City Councilmember Madison Nguyen is collecting them to share with girls who can't go to their prom because they can't afford a dress. Bring dresses in good condition to HQ, and we'll pass them along to Councilwoman Nguyen's office. We'll be collecting dresses through March.
  • Do you play basketball? Know anyone who does? Here at HQ, we're looking for help in fielding a team for the King's Classic Community First Men's Basketball Tournament, June 22 and 23 at the Seven Trees Library and Community Center. Supported by the City of San Jose and Councilwoman Madison Nguyen's office, the tournament was founded by Adam King, the CEO and Founder of New Skin Adult Tattoo Removal (www.newskinatr.org) and the Director of Admissions for CET Center for Employment Training (www.cetweb.org) as a way of giving back to the community. It's a five-on-five competition, so sign up as a single, or grab four of your best basketball-playing buddies and field a whole team!  Contact Judy Pipkin at 408-445-9500  or via email at j.y.pipkin@aol.com for more information.


  • Help pass the CA Disclose Act and ensure transparency in campaign finance laws! Join the California Clean Money Campaign for its monthly meeting this Thursday from 7-8:30 at Headquarters and see how you can make a difference.
  • Join new State Senator Jim Beall at our office this Friday at 2 pm. He'll meet with students and others interested in public service. Contact Judy Pipkin at 408-445-9500 or via email at j.y.pipkin@aol.com.to RSVP.
  • Have a prom dress just hanging in your closet? City Councilmember Madison Nguyen is collecting them to share with girls who can't go to their prom because they can't afford a dress. Bring dresses in good condition to HQ, and we'll pass them along to Councilwoman Nguyen's office. We'll be collecting dresses through March.


  • We had a great crowd come out to watch the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Thanks to the students from Presentation High for helping all evening!
  • 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.
  • Be a part of the State Democratic Convention!  Volunteers are still needed to help with the State Convention April 12 - 14, 2013 in Sacramento.

    Click here for more information and to sign up. The sign-up deadline is March 8, but volunteers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you wait until March 8, it might be too late. If you want to be a part of history, don't delay!

 



Be a part of the State Democratic Convention! 

The State Convention's success depends on the overwhelming turnout of our dedicated volunteers. We need your help April 12 - 14, 2013 in Sacramento.

Volunteers are needed in several areas – some assignments will require sitting while others may involve standing or acting as a runner. There will be opportunities for you to attend General Session and hear our great speakers after your shifts!

Click here for more information and to sign up. The sign-up deadline is March 8, but volunteers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you wait until March 8, it might be too late. If you want to be a part of history, don't delay!

King's Classic Basketball Tournament

Do you play basketball? Know anyone who does? Here at HQ, we're looking for help in fielding a team for the King's Classic Community First Men's Basketball Tournament, June 22 and 23 at the Seven Trees Library and Community Center. Supported by the City of San Jose and Councilwoman Madison Nguyen's office, the tournament was founded by Adam King, the CEO and Founder of New Skin Adult Tattoo Removal (www.newskinatr.org) and the Director of Admissions for CET Center for Employment Training (www.cetweb.org) as a way of giving back to the community. It's a five-on-five competition, so sign up as a single, or grab four of your best basketball-playing buddies and field a whole team!  Contact Judy Pipkin at 408-445-9500  or via email at j.y.pipkin@aol.com for more information.

State of the Union Party

HQ is hosting a party in honor of President Obama's first State of the Union address of his second term. We'll have drinks and light hors d'oeuvres -- and, of course, great company!  Join us at 5:30 on the 10th floor of our HQ office (25 N. 14th St -- corner Santa Clara -- in San Jose). RSVP to Judy Pipkin  at 408-445-9500  or via email at j.y.pipkin@aol.com.



  • Dozens of local Democrats gathered at the 10th floor event room at Democratic Party Headquarters Monday morning to watch President Obama's second inauguration. Guests enjoyed a delicious brunch, and the mood was festive. For those who worked so hard for the president's re-election, it was deeply satisfying to watch him take the oath of office a second time and deliver a solid defense of liberal principles in his inaugural address.
  • President Obama called for a Day of Service on January 19th to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy. In response, former City Councilman Forrest Williams organized a group of volunteers at HQ for a day working at Lake Cunningham Park with San Jose's Department of Parks and Recreation. Thanks to everyone who participated!
  • Students welcome! Are you a student looking to build up community service hours? Democratic Party Headquarters could use your help.  High school students from around the county have stopped by to help with office work as well as whatever activity we have going on at the moment -- coat drives, voter registration, party planning, etc. Fulfill your school requirements and learn about your local Democratic Party in the process.  Contact Judy Pipkin at (408) 445-9500 or j.y.pipkin@aol.com for more information.


The election may be over, but Democratic activists can still find plenty to do at SCCDP headquarters in downtown San Jose.  Here’s what’s new this week:

  • With President Obama’s second inauguration falling this year on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, the President is asking Americans to honor the holiday with a Day of Service on Saturday, January 19th. The San Jose Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an event at Lake Cunningham Park – click here for more information or to search for other events in your community.
  • Join us for the inauguration on Monday! It’s early in the morning, but we’ll serve a light brunch and coffee, so come watch the festivities with friends and fellow activists as we enjoy this historic start to President Obama’s second term. All the action takes place on the 10th floor of our Headquarters office, 25 N. 14th Street (corner of Santa Clara) in San Jose.  Call 408-445-9500 to RSVP, or email Judy Pipkin at j.y.pipkin@aol.org. Doors open at 8:15 a.m.; we expect the President to take the oath of office around 9 am.
  • Thanks to everyone who contributed to our First Annual Coat Drive! Launched at the beginning of December, our Coat Drive brought in over 1200 coats for the homeless and those in need. While the drive is officially over, we won’t turn additional coats away – our office is open 10-2, Monday through Friday.


The 2010 California Democratic Party platform was adopted at the State Convention in Los Angeles in April. The platform contains the party's view on economic, social, and foreign policy issues.



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