SVYD can bring change to the Santa Clara County DA’s office

Hello SVYD!

With a major fundraising deadline approaching March 31st, we have an opportunity to help bring real change to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office, with our endorsed candidate Sajid Khan.

As a public defender, Sajid Khan has seen the ways our criminal justice system criminalizes poverty and mental health issues, creating a cycle of hurt in our communities. Sajid is running a grassroots campaign to challenge a very powerful incumbent, and he needs our support. When elected, Sajid will be the first Muslim – and first person of color to hold the seat in the 171 year history of the office.

Please contribute if you haven’t already with the link below:

If you cannot donate, there is an opportunity this Sunday, April 3, to canvass for Sajid, as well as a meet and greet with Rebeca Armendariz and Zach Hilton of the Gilroy City Council.

March 28, 2022 Agenda

March 28, 2022 SVYD General Membership Meeting Agenda


  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of minutes
    1. February 28, 2022 Minutes
  3. Officer reports
    1. Acting President: Allie Hughes
    2. Membership Director: Christophe Labelle
    3. Finance Director: Ryan Globus
    4. Political Director: Mustafa Arshad
    5. Communications Director: Ali Sapirman
  4. New Business
    1. Consideration of endorsement for Measure B, moving the San Jose Mayoral race to Presidential Election years
      1. Presentation by Neil Park-McClintick
    2. Election of a new Vice President
  5. Announcements
  6. Adjournment


February 28, 2022 Minutes

February 28, 2022 General Membership Meeting Minutes


Allie Hughes calls the meeting to order at 7:05pm.


January minutes passed unanimously.


Officer Reports

  • President Alexander Gvatua
    • Stand in solidarity with Ukraine
    • Will be resigning next month
  • Vice President Allie Hughes
    • Will be Acting President
  • Political Director Mustafa Arshad
    • Saturday event campaign rally & canvas for Sajid Khan
    • Housing roundtable March 1 with many elected officials
  • Finance Director Ryan Globus
    • Looking for assistant treasurer to open PAC with FPPC
  • Membership Director Christophe Labelle
  • Communications Director Ali Sapirman


New Business

  • Santa Clara County Board of Supes D1 Endorsement
    • Ali Sapirman moves to sole endorse Claudia Rossi, seconded by Justin Lardinois. 11 yes, 1 no, 3 abstain. Motion passes.
  • Early endorsement of Alex Lee for Assembly AD-24
    • Ali Sapirman moves to early endorse Alex Lee, seconded by Jason Park. 15 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain. Motion passes.



  • Christophe: CA Young Dems Convention this weekend
  • Andrew Crockett: new campaign manager
  • Jason Park: National Young Dems convention in Boise, ID. 
  • Justin Lardinois: Walk events every weekend:
  • Brandon Weaver: Senator Cortese’s office is hiring


Allie adjourns the meeting at 8:42pm.