John Comiskey

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Dean Democratic Club Holiday Potluck and 2019 Goals Brainstorming

December 10, 2018  at 6:30 PM at the home of Ralph and Jackie Wheeler, 3956 Nelson Ct, Palo Alto, CA 94306.  Everyone welcome. Bring a dish or beverage to share. We will be brainstorming topics for our 2019 Goals. Cheers!

DFA Link meeting with Melinda Jackson and Otto Lee

Once all the hard work is done (for this cycle, at least!) and the votes are counted, let’s get together and go over the results. It will be our last meeting at the DVC. On hand, we’ll have two experts speaking: Melinda Jackson, Chair of the SJSU Dept of Political Science. Dr. Jackson’s interests center …

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DFA Link action meeting

The Dean Club has been working on Congressional campaigns for 8 election cycles (since 2004), canvassing, phoning, and raising money. Let’s continue our record of activism on October 8 at: Democratic Volunteer Center 960 San Antonio Rd #100, Palo Alto, CA 94303 Come make phone calls, write postcards, or text voters in key swing districts (e.g., …

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DFA Link meeting with Marc Berman

The DFA Link meeting on September 10, 2018, will feature a presentation by State Assembly Member Marc Berman. Members and guests gather for potluck at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be at: Democratic Volunteer Center 960 San Antonio Rd #100, Palo Alto, CA 94303 Learn more about Marc Berman at: https://a24.asmdc.org  

DFA Link meeting – ballot initiative review

The DFA Link meeting on August 13, 2018, will feature a presentation of California State ballot initiatives by members of the Club.  A straw poll will be held, which will become an endorsement recommendation to the August 27, 2018 business meeting. Members and guests gather for potluck at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 …

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DFA Link meeting with Steve Chessin of Californians for Electoral Reform

The DFA Link meeting on July 9, 2018, will feature a presentation by Steve Chessin of Californians for Electoral Reform. Proportional Representation: What is it, why do we need it, what does the rest of the world know that we don’t? Steve Chessin, President of Californians for Electoral Reform, will discuss methods for choosing representatives that …

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DFA Link meeting with R L Miller of Climate Hawks

The DFA Link meeting on June 11, 2018, will feature a presentation by R L Miller of Climate Hawks. Members and guests gather for potluck at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be at: Democratic Volunteer Center 960 San Antonio Rd #100, Palo Alto, CA 94303 Learn more about R L …

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Annual Picnic and Election of Officers

Join us for a fun day in the park! Our annual potluck picnic and election of officers will be held on June 30, 2018 at Ponderosa Park, Area 2, in Sunnyvale, at 11:00 AM. Last year we had 19 candidates, elected officials, or their representatives speak. It’s always a fun and informative event. Election of officers …

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Don Mayall Memorial Fund

This special fund to support the Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley was established in September 2017, three months after Don’s passing (June 28,2017). You can contribute to the fund at: secure.actblue.com/donate/deanclub-mayall Don was a charter member of our club, having been, along with his wife Carolyn Curtis, an enthusiastic supporter of Howard Dean’s candidacy for …

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2017 Accomplishments

  The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley did it again.  We are so proud of our 2017 accomplishments!  We are proud of all we’ve done and continue to do. The Dean Democratic Club continues to be one of the most active, involved Democratic clubs in Santa Clara County.