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


Job Opportunity: Government Accounting Analyst

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OpenGov is a fast-growing venture-backed software company building a web platform for government budget and management reporting. Our mission is to give executives, staff and citizens game-changing new access to important public budget... READ MORE

October 2014 membership meeting – Agenda

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I. Welcome and Introductions II. Candidate Introductions III. Guest Speaker: Terry Christensen IV. Officers Reports A. President (Alex Wara) B. Vice President of Membership (Emily Ramos) I. Women’s Leadership Committee Report C. Secretary... READ MORE

Written Notice of Bylaws Amendment Vote

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According to the bylaws, the board must provide 2 weeks written noticed for any amendments to the bylaws (Article VIII.section 1). Article VII – Section 2.ii – Amendment SVYD may endorse a young... READ MORE