Established in 1981, Santa Clara County Democratic Club is a progressive organization dedicated to informing voters, encouraging citizen involvement in the political process, and promoting Democratic Party values.
Issues we care about
The Democratic Message
How Democratic candidates can connect effectively with many more voters!
Phone number for questions, information, etc.: 408 262 0420.
Our January 16 meeting
Monday, January 16, 2017
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
at Harry's Hofbrau
390 Saratoga Ave.
San José 95129
A New Politics Connected to the Grassroots
Ro Khanna, 39, is a long time resident of Fremont. He became involved in politics while attending the University of Chicago, where he worked on the campaign of a little-known candidate for state Senate named Barack Obama. Later, Ro worked on Obama’s presidential campaign.
In 2009, President Obama appointed Ro to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce. After leaving the Commerce Department, Ro authored a book on the state of American manufacturing and how to keep it competitive in the global economy. Entrepreneurial Nation: Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America's Future has won widespread praise for its strategies to keep the best companies, jobs, and opportunities in America.
Ro has been a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stanford University and an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara Law School. Governor Jerry Brown appointed him to the California Workforce Development Board for the State of California, where he served as chair for the Advanced Manufacturing Committee. Ro also served on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte and has tutored local Irvington High School students in his spare time. His pro bono legal activity includes work with the Mississippi Center for Justice on several contractor fraud cases on behalf of Hurricane Katrina victims.
Ro’s commitment to public service was inspired early on by his grandfather, who told him stories about participating in Gandhi’s independence movement in India and spending several years in jail for promoting human rights. Ro's continued commitment to service is rooted in the belief that the American Dream that inspired his family should continue to inspire future generations.
Resources for Media Monitoring & Rapid Response
The Club newsletter
is available here in pdf format (Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Monthly General Meetings, normally the 3rd Monday (except July or August and December)
6:00 p.m. for no-host dinner
7:00 p.m. meeting begins
390 Saratoga Ave.
(Cross street is Kiely Blvd., between Stevens Creek and Hwy 280.) in San José
Monthly Executive Board Meetings, fourth Wednesday of the month.
7:00 p.m. for Meeting & Dessert
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