The Democratic Volunteer Center is Silicon Valley’s permanent volunteer community and campaign center dedicated to electing Democrats and promoting government at its best. We foster unity across the Democratic political spectrum, and use our resources to amplify the voices of local volunteers across the state and the nation.

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The DVC raises its own funds separate from the Democratic Party and relies on donations to fund phone-banking, events, facilities, and utilities. It is run entirely by volunteers, with no paid staff.

What’s Coming Up

Micheal McFaul, former Ambassador to Russia

Micheal McFaul

The DVC will host Michael McFaul, former ambassador to Russia and current Stanford professor and prominent media pundit, at a special location in Palo Alto. He will speak to us about Russia and give his insights into the continuing drama of our current geopolitics.
1121 Harriet Street, Palo Alto

RSVP here and Donate here

Sun Jul 8 2:30 — 4:40pm

Congressman Adam Schiff

Congressman Adam Schiff

Join Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-28), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee and an increasing target of Trump insults. We’ll get to hear some of the inside story of Congressional defense against Trump/Republican attacks on our democracy.

Sat Jul 28 1:00 — 3:00pm

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A Message from Barney Frank

“I haven’t always been this partisan, and I hope not to be. The only way to break the stranglehold the far right has on the Republican party is for them to get badly beaten. To get to a less partisan situation, we have to be very partisan. We have to punish Republicans for their cowardice. That’s why this is so important.” — Retired Congressman Barney Frank, addressing DVC supporters in Palo Alto

Happy Primary Day!

The DVC was delighted to host so many Democratic supporters and activists this June 5th. Here are just some of the people we were happy to see as we gathered to watch California primary results come in. Read more about this event.

Analysis of California’s (and more) primary results

A full house for Andrew Janz

It was a full house at the May 23rd fundraiser for Andrew Janz. The DVC was proud to host Visalia native and Fresno County Prosecutor Janz, who is challenging Devin Nunes for his Congressional seat in California’s 22nd District. Andrew Kim of Flip the 14 also spoke about efforts to win the House.