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President Obama Takes Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Sympathy is not enough to stop gun violence. Congress has repeatedly failed to take action, blocking commonsense reforms supported by the vast majority of the American people – including gun...

President Obama Rejects Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

“America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change,” President Obama said in remarks from the White House. “And, frankly, approving this project...

California helps defend President's Clean Power Plan

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined a coalition of 24 other states and municipalities across the country to defend the Obama Administration's ...

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies

"Today's decision is a victory for every hardworking American. Access to quality, affordable health care is a right, not a privilege." - President Obama

Elizabeth Warren Give Rousing Address to Delegates

Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusets gave a rousing address at the California Democratic Convention on May 16 in Anaheim. She articulated clearly the values of Democrats and the...

SCCDP Endorses Tim Orozco for San Jose District 4

In the important special election to be held in April, the Santa Clara County Democratic Party supports Tim Orozco. Tim will be a champion for Democratic Party values and a strong advocate...

President Obama Provides Progressive Blueprint for America

President Obama gave a passionate State of the Union Address in front of the join session of Congress on Jan. 20. He laid out a strong progressive agenda to grow the middle class, and...

Sen. Boxer Will Not Seek Reelection in 2016

California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer’s departure from the Senate in 2016,...

Former San Jose Police Chiefs Endorse Cortese for Mayor

Six former San Jose Police Chiefs have endorsed Dave Cortese for mayor and four of them sat down with the media to deliver an unprecedented...

Jerry Brown wins Gubernatorial Debate

Governor Brown spoke about his clear record turning around the state and easily beat his challenger in the Governor debate on Sept. 4. 

SCCDP Mourns Aldyth Parle

Longtime local Democrat Aldyth Parle died Thursday evening in a car accident on the way home from our Central Committee meeting. The former nurse and Santa Clara City Councilwoman was 89....

Judy Pipkin Honored as Woman of the Year by State Senator Jim Beall

Our own Judy Pipkin was honored as Woman of the Year at a ceremony in State Senator Jim Beall's office February 21st. A selfless presence in Democratic Party Headquarters, Judy was honored...

President Obama Remembers Nelson Mandela

President Obama led a delegation of world leaders in South Africa honoring the legacy of Nelson Mandela, who died last week at 95. Obama called on citizens of every country to follow Mandela'...

President Obama: Inequality the "Defining Challenge of our Time"

In remarks delivered to the Center for American Progress, President Obama warned against the danger of growing economic inequality in America, arguing that it threatens the American dream of...

Senate Democrats Vote to End Filibuster, Clearing the Way for Obama Nominees

Senate Democrats took the drastic step of voting to end the Senate’s filibuster rule, which has been abused by Republicans seeking to block both President Obama’s nominees and his legislative...

Jerry Brown signs bill expanding access to safe abortion

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation expanding access to safe, early abortion, defying a nationwide trend in restricting abortion access. The bill, authored by San Diego Democratic...

Obama Nominates Janet Yellen for Fed Chair

President Obama has chosen Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Yellen, currently number two at the Fed, has widespread support from the liberal community...

Obama: Government funding already at Republican levels

President Obama used his address to FEMA employees this week to remind the country that, despite Republican complaints that Democrats refuse to compromise, the government is already being...

Republicans Shut Down Gov't, But Can't Stop Obamacare

Republicans succeeded in shutting down the federal government, closing parks and museums, laying off hundreds of thousands of federal workers, and shuttering agencies from NASA to the...

Obama Administration Extends Minimum Wage to Home Care Workers

The Obama administration has announced that it will extend minimum wage and overtime protections to the nation’s nearly two million home care workers. Under the new rule, home care aides,...

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