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The active, friendly Democrats of Sunnyvale, CA  
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WELCOME

The Democratic Club of Sunnyvale is an active and welcoming group that promotes progressive, Democratic values and positions. We provide a welcoming group for those in the Sunnyvale, CA, area to meet and promote Democratic causes. Join us to meet other people in this major Silicon Valley city where you can make the most use of your Democratic ideas and energy!


April Meeting: New date April 22nd!

ShayOur next meeting will continue our focus on the Resistance and moving forward.

Shay Franco-Clausen, one of the organizers of the San Jose Womens' March and Commissioner, SC County Commission on the Status of Women will talk about next steps - organizing and supporting Progressive candidates.

We will also get an update from some of the Resistance groups in our area.

Saturday April 22nd  * 2 to 4pm  *  Fairbrae Swim Club  *   696 Sheraton Ave. *   Sunnyvale CA

Proposed Bylaws Change:

It has been proposed to add two more directors-at-large to the Executive Board.  The entire by-laws document is attached here, with the proposed emendations showing in red in three places.  This change will be voted on by all members-in-good-standing (defined within the document) who attend the April meeting. You can also read about the other board member positions, as well as the annual election process which will culminate in a vote by all members-in-good-standing who attend the May meeting.


UPCOMING EVENTS and ACTIONS


Ponderosa Park Community #RESIST Meeting
Wednesday, March 22nd 7:00 to 9:00pm at Ponderosa Park Building
On the corner of Iris Ave. & Henderson Ave.

The purpose of this meeting is to share with you the resources that are available
to help resist the Presidential Administration’s and Congressional plans that will
weaken America and our great democracy.



March 25th, 11 am - 2 pm at the San Jose Tech Museum - a drop-by photoshoot to publicize the upcoming March for Science   www.facebook.com/events/711171332377446/ 


April 22nd, the March for Science

A local/national/global demonstration hoping to have an impact comparable to the  Women’s March. 


Public Hearings on Sunnyvale’s proposed LUTE (Land Use and Transportation Element):

Planning Commission Public Hearing - to receive public comments on the Environmental Impact Statement. This is the final step before approval.
Monday, March 27, 2017, 7pm
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City Council Public Hearing - to receive public comments on the Environmental Impact Statement. This is the final step before approval.
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, 7pm
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    Attend or send in an email in support of sufficient housing and sustainable transportation.


“Village Centers on the Grand Boulevard (El Camino Real)”

A forum hosted by the Sunnyvale Sustainable and Affordable Living Coalition 

April 26, 7-9 pm, Sunnyvale Community Center Ballroom

 


Club Committees

DCS currently has several active committees and task forces:

Affordable Housing Committee: Developing a Club plan for addressing the lack of affordable housing in Sunnyvale and other income equality issues. To join, contact affordablehousingcommittee@sunnyvaledems.org.

Wage Theft Committee: Working on issues related to stopping Wage Theft in our community. To join conact Carol Weiss at carolrlweiss@gmail.com.

Age Friendly Committee : Looking at ways to make Sunnyvale more Age Friendly. To join the committee, contact Nancy Smith at ncsmith@gmail.com

Hospitality Committee: Providing refreshments and other activities for our Club meetings. To support the committee or to volunteer to bring snacks contact Marge Goka at teardropowner@gmail.com.



 
 
EVENTS

April 22nd Meeting
Shay Franco-Clausen on next steps for the Resistance.. 

All Meetings (except December)
Third Saturday of the month
2pm to 4pm
Fairbrae Swim Club
696 Sheraton Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA


 

ELECTION RESULTS


   
 
Sunnyvale City Council
 
  Congratulations to:  
  Nancy Smith - Seat 6  
  Larry Klein - Seat 4  
  Also, congratulations to Russ Melton and Michael Goldman for successful campaigns.  
 

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Congratulations to Ro Khanna our new congressman for U.S. Congressional District 17!

We thank Mike Honda for his years of service in Congress.

 
 

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Congratulations to Marc Berman our new State Assembly Member.

We also congratulate Vicki Veenker for an outstanding campaign.

 
 
Measure A - Affordable Housing - PASSED!
 
 

Measure B - VTA Transportation Measure - PASSED!

 
 

Measure M - Public Lands Act

DID NOT PASS!

 
     

 

ISSUES


  Affordable Housing  
     
  Wage Theft  
     
 

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