John Comiskey

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California Clean Money & DISCLOSE Act with Pete McCloskey

California Clean Money, the Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley, and others invite you to join us as Former Congressman Pete McCloskey speaks on the importance of Clean Money in politics and the California DISCLOSE Act. The event is Sunday, November 15, 2015, from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM.  The location, in Portola Valley, will be …

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DFA Link Meeting – Book Club

July’s meeting was very stimulating with discussion of an important book on saving the middle class and at the same time curbing environmental exploitation, With Liberty and Dividends for All by Peter Barnes. If you want to read it you might be able to borrow it from one of us. We found it to be provocative and …

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Dean Club on Social Media

Visit the Dean Club’s Facebook and Yahoo groups.  If you like what you see there, join the groups.  They’re a great way to stay connected with Dean Club activities.

Tom Orozco advances to runoff in San Jose District 4

In a Special Election held 4/7/15, the Dean Club’s endorsed candidate, Tim Orozco, has placed first among nine candidates, advancing to the runoff on 6/23/15.  The race for second place, between Manh Nguyen and Lan Diep, remains too close to call. Tim has expressed his thanks to the Dean Club for our support of his candidacy. …

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Garden Tour Saturday, May 2, 2015

Garden Tour  featuring Master Gardener Sue Zaslaw Saturday, May 2 We saw a lovely sustainable garden featuring fruits, vegetables, flowers, and a koi pond; we learned about irrigation, worm and hot composting, and raising chickens (these produce beautiful colored eggs!)  After the tour, we had a Q&A session and refreshments (with a Cinco de mayo theme).

Dean Club Table at the JJ Dinner

The Dean Club had two tables at the annual Santa Clara County Democratic Party JJ Dinner. State Senator Jim Beall and his wife, Pat, joined us at one table and State Assembly Member Kansen Chu and his wife, Daisy, sat at the other Dean Club table.  The speaker, John Laird, Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, was …

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Bylaws amendment, April 27, 2015

At the Dean Club Working Meeting on April 27, 2015, the Club voted on an important bylaws amendment.  This amendment brought the Club into compliance with new requirements of the California Democratic Party regarding pre-endorsing conferences to be held in 2016. The meeting was held at: Marie Callender’s 751 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 View …

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Sally Lieber spoke on Human Trafficking

DFALink Meeting Monday, April 13, 2015 Program: Sally Lieber spoke on Human Trafficking.  

Wildflower Walk Fundraiser a big success

The wildflower walk was a great success.  Attendees saw dozens of species, all cataloged by the guides, and experienced a pleasant day in our County Parks.  The event raised more than $500 for the Club.  As a bonus, the Club gained several new members.  Now, that’s an event! ========================= Delight in and learn a bit …

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San Jose City Council District 4 endorsement

At our business meeting of 2/23/15, the Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted to give a sole endorsement to Tim Orozco for San Jose City Council District 4. Thank you to all the candidates who participated in our endorsement process. We appreciate the time and effort you have expended. Visit Tim’s Facebook page.