Members of these clubs are interested in political issues and are active in endorsing candidates for public office and in their political campaigns. Some clubs are oriented toward specific issues or groups; others draw members from certain geographic areas. Most clubs meet once a month and publish a monthly newsletter. Below is a list of active clubs chartered by the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee, their orientations, and contacts. Call the President/Chair for specific information about meetings, membership, dues, and activities.

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Bangladeshi American Democratic Coalition

A club for Bangladeshi Americans.

Nasreen Rahim
badc AT
Bay Area Indian American Democratic Club

A club for Indian Americans who support the values of the Democratic Party.

Rishi Kumar
indianclub AT
Bay Area Iranian American Democrats

Helping Iranian Americans become active in the Democratic Party.

Mehrdad Moayedzadeh
Club Website
baiad AT
Berryessa-North San Jose Democratic Club

A club focused on the North San Jose, Berryessa, Alviso communities of San Jose.

Tim Orozco
Club Website
berryessa AT
D10 Democrats

A group of committed Democrats who live in San Jose's Council District 10.

Larry Arias
Club Website
DAWN (Democratic Activists for Women Now)

DAWN is a grassroots democratic organization working to elect progressive, pro-choice women.

Carla Collins, President, 408-655-8766
Club Website
dawn at
Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley is an alliance in Silicon Valley, California dedicated to the issues brought forth by Gov. Howard Dean, M.D., his cause and his message of progressive, positive change.

Co-Chairs; John Comiskey, Marcene van Dierendonck
Club Website
deanclub at
Democratic Club at the Villages

This club limits its membership to Democrats living in the Villages complex in the Evergreen area of San Jose.

Eugenia Murray, President
evergreen at
Democratic Club of Sunnyvale

A club for residents of the city of Sunnyvale. We are an active and welcoming group that promotes progressive, Democratic values and positions. Come join our activities such as precinct walking, movie night socials and other fun (and serious) events to build the Democratic political community in Sunnyvale

Club Website
Milpitas Democratic Club

A club focused on issues of importance to residents of Milpitas.

Deepka Lalwani
Club Website
milpitas AT
Peninsula Democratic Coalition

The largest club in the county, this organization draws its membership from the north county area. This club plays a critical role in voter registration, precinct organization and operating the north county Democratic election headquarters.

Diane Rolfe, President, 650-949-1009 (club phone)
Club Website
pdc at
Santa Clara County Democratic Club

A very active issue oriented club that features prominent elected officials and experts in various fields as speakers at monthly meetings.  The club holds candidate forums and endorses Democrats for election in significant races.  The club is working hard to promote public financing of campaigns and election transparency improvements such as the California DISCLOSE Act.  More information about the club is available at its website.

Craig Dunkerley, President
Club Website
president at
Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club

SVAPADC was founded in 1996 to foster member participation at all levels of the Democratic Party. Our goals are to unify and empower the Asian Pacific American (APA) communities; ensure fair representation of the APA's interests; and educate and promote political participation.

Buu Thai
apa at
Silicon Valley Democratic Club

Formerly known as the Moorpark Democratic, the Silicon Valley Democratic Club prides itself in developing a growing and diverse community with an organized and unifying voice in the political arena. The Club provides a forum for its members to focus, discuss, prioritize positions and promote important issues to our diverse community. Working together, our members help to elect Democratic candidates in local, state, and national elections.

James Kim
siliconvalley at
Silicon Valley Latino Democratic Forum

A venue for local Latinos to become active in the Democratic Party.

Aimee Escobar
Club Website
svldf at
Silicon Valley Young Democrats

SVYD serves Democrats under 36 years old from throughout the Silicon Valley. We provide networking, social, and personal growth opportunities for young people dedicated to progressive ideals. 

President: Joshua Barousse
svyd at
South County Democratic Club

Another geographic orientation, this time in the south county Morgan Hill-Gilroy area. 

President: Eleanor Villareal
Club Website
info at

California Democratic Council

The CDC is the official statewide organization of grassroots Democratic clubs in California. CDC membership is open to any Democratic Club affiliated with its County Central Committee. AD Committees and Democratic Central Committees are also eligible to send representatives. A bottom-up organization, CDC policy is determined by vote of its delegates to its open Annual Convention and State Board meetings. Members of CDC-affiliated clubs may join statewide e-mail discussion groups and are also invited to lobby the State Legislature during our annual Lobby Day. Visit the CDC website at

California Young Democrats

CYD is the official statewide organization of Young Democrats clubs throughout California, representing Democrats between the ages of 14 and 35. The organization also includes all the college Democrat clubs as well. Check out their statewide website at