About Us

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., and his message of progressive, positive change. We support health care for all; investment in children; equal rights under the law; fiscal responsibility; environmental protection; and a national security policy that makes America stronger by advancing progressive values. Check out our list of our accomplishments over the years. For our bylaws, see our Current Bylaws.

We are chartered by the California Democratic Council and the Santa Clara County Democratic Party.

THE STEERING COMMITTEE

John Comiskey, Co-Chair
Ben Stetson, Co-Chair
Karen Porter, Treasurer
Mary Gill, Recording Secretary
Joel Masser, Corresponding Secretary
Emilie Gatfield, Officer At-Large
Elspeth Farmer, Officer At-Large

OUR HISTORY

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley grew out of Silicon Valley for Dean. When Gov. Dean ended his presidential campaign in 2004 and founded Democracy for America, we decided to stay together as the Dean grassroots and form a group loosely allied with DFA that would serve as a progressive, activist voice in the community.

OUR PLAN

Partnering with local and national candidates and like-minded organizations, including DFA, we lend our support to key issues and candidates, and maintain a focus on the future. Through community involvement and creative grassroots activism, we seek to reinvigorate the progressive voter base and transform the Democratic Party from within.

CONTACT: If you would like to get in touch with us, please email us at deanclub@sccdp.org. Our mailing address is PO Box 1083, Mountain View CA 94042.
Please feel free to attend any of our meetings!

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Our Club

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., and his message of progressive, positive change. We support health care for all; investment in children; equal rights under the law; fiscal responsibility; environmental protection; and a national security policy …

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Welcome!

Looking for an activist club?  Since 2004 we have walked hundreds if not thousands of precincts for our endorsed candidates, raised funds in 6 figures, phoned tens of thousands of voters, registered thousands to vote, held informational forums, lobbied in Sacramento for fair elections and for healthcare, and placed members in the Democratic party structure. Among …

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Why Him?

…after all, Howard Dean ran for president way back in the 2003-4 Democratic primary, an eternity in politics. In the interim, however, Dean chaired the Democratic National Committee 2005-9, stressing grassroots involvement. As in his presidential campaign, he got input from activists all over the country, and saw to it that they had excellent tools, such as doorhangers and …

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Our Accomplishments

We are proud of all we’ve done and continue to do. The Dean Democratic Club has been one of the most active, involved Democratic clubs in Santa Clara County.  Here are our accomplishments, year by year: ACCOMPLISHMENTS in 2015 Endorsed Candidates: Jerry McNerney, Congress district 9: reception June 6 with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo; raised $13,000 …

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Current Bylaws

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Meeting Minutes

 2017 January 23, 2017 February 27, 2017 March 27, 2017 April 24, 2017 May 22, 2017 Annual picnic July 24, 2017  2016 January 25, 2016 February 22, 2016 March 28, 2016 April 25, 2016 May 23, 2016 Annual picnic July 25, 2016 August 22, 2016 September 26, 2016 Octtober 24, 2016 November 28, 2016  2015 …

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