Our Mission

The Silicon Valley Young Democrats (SVYD) pledge to pursue the ideas of liberty, justice and freedom for all regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender.  To stimulate in young people an active interest in government affairs, increase the efficiency of popular government, maintain viability of our free institutions, and contribute to the growth and influence of the ideals and philosophy of the Democratic Party.


2014-2015 Executive Board

Alex Wara, President

Emily Ann Ramos, Vice President of Membership

Josh Barousse, Treasurer

Juan Quinones, Secretary

Jeffrey Cardenas, Political Director

Officers are elected for one-year terms at the June General Membership meeting. Any member in good standing may run for a position.  Please see our bylaws for more information.

SVYD Bylaws

View California Young Democrats (CYD) Bylaws


Past executive board


September 2014 membership meeting – Agenda

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I. Welcome and Introductions II. Candidate Introductions III. Guest Speaker on Parliamentary Procedure: Bill James IV. Officers Reports A. President (Alex Wara) B. Vice President of Membership (Emily Ramos) I. Women’s Leadership Committee... READ MORE

PART-TIME GRANT WRITER (Building Skills Partnership)

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The Grant Writer will work with the Northern California Regional Coordinator and Development Manager to implement Building Skills Partnership’s (BSP) fundraising strategy statewide. BSP’s annual operating budget exceeds $1.7 million; approximately 30% of... READ MORE

Paid Canvasser Opportunity

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Local campaign is seeking hourly paid canvassers to join the campaign for its fall canvass program. This is a great position for aspiring politicos to learn about Direct Voter Contact. Paid canvassers will... READ MORE