Community leaders from across Santa Clara and Santa Clara County ask you to vote No on A. We have built a broad coalition of civic, labor, and faith leaders. We are thankful and honored to share their support for a better future for everyone in Santa Clara.

Editorial Endorsements

The Mercury News

Elected Officials

Betty Yee, CA State Controller
Fiona Ma, Chair of the California State Board of Equalization
Jim Beall, CA State Senator
Kevin de León, CA State Senate President Pro Tempore
Evan Low, CA Assemblymember
Ash Kalra, CA Assemblymember
Paul Fong, Former CA Assemblymember
Anna Song, Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee
Claudia Rossi, Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee
Rosemary Kamei, Santa Clara County Board of Education President
Dr. Michael Chang, Former Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee
Richard P. Santos, Santa Clara Valley Water District Board, Chair
Patricia Mahan, Santa Clara Councilmember and Former Mayor
John McLemore, Former Santa Clara Councilmember
Sergio Jimenez, San José Councilmember
Raul Peralez, San José Councilmember
Tony Spitaleri, Former Sunnyvale Mayor
Margaret Abe-Koga, Former Mountain View Mayor
Darcy Paul, Cupertino Mayor
Gilbert Wong, Former Cupertino Mayor
Steven Scharf, Cupertino Councilmember
Bob Nuñez, Milpitas Councilmember & Santa Clara County Republican Party Chair
Noelani Pearl Hunt, Santa Clara Unified School District Board President
Teresa Castellanos, San Jose Unified School District Board Trustee


Organizations & Groups

San José-Silicon Valley NAACP
La Raza Roundtable
South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council
Asian Americans for Community Involvement
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley

Council on American-Islamic Relations–San Francisco Bay Area, CAIR
American Muslim Voice Foundation
American Indian Community Action Board
CalAsian Chamber of Commerce
Community Housing Developers of Silicon Valley
De Anza College Associated Student Body
Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
Japanese American Citizens League
Nor. CA West. NV Pacific Dist., JACL–NCWNPD
Japanese American Citizens LeagueSequoia
Japanese American Citizens LeagueSilicon Valley
LEAD Filipino
Native Voice TV
Padres Unidos de California
Santa Clara University Multicultural Center
Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition
Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club
Silicon Valley Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet
Silicon Valley Young Democrats
Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network,
Vietnamese American Roundtable
South Bay
Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation, VIVO

Community Leaders & Neighbors 

Anthony Hazard, Santa Clara University Professor
Anthony Becker, Santa Clara Planning Commissioner
Victor Garza, La Raza Roundtable Chair
Richard Konda, Asian Law Alliance Executive Director
James Lai, Santa Clara University Professor
Rev. Jethroe Moore II, San José-Silicon Valley NAACP President
Terry Christensen, San Jose State University Professor
Shirley Odou, Co-Founder Santa Clara County Democratic Club & Old Quad Resident

Political Parties

Note: The Democratic Party of Santa Clara County rescinded its endorsement of Measure A on May 3, 2018, a historic party first.







Partial list. Titles are listed for identification purposes only

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People of silicon valley

    The NAACP’s principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of United States and eliminate race prejudice. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes. 


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    Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club

    The Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club (SVAPADC) was founded in 1996 to foster community member participation at all levels of the Democratic Party. Furthermore, we sought to engage Asian Pacific Americans in civic leadership and public service. Our goals are to unify and empower local Asian Pacific American (APA) communities, ensure fair representation of the APA's interests, and educate and promote political participation and leadership.

    South Bay Labor council

    The South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council represents 101 unions and more than 100,000 union members in Santa Clara and San Benito counties. For over 50 years the Labor Council has championed the cause of working families in the South Bay. The Labor Council’s primary goal is to advance candidates, causes, and policies that benefit working families.



    Silicon valley young democrats

    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.

    council on american-islamic Relations

    CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.



    Silicon Valley Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet

    The Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet (BLKC) was created in 2005 by concerned community leaders as a means to address the broader social ills that are currently impacting their African American Community. The BLKC is made up of a broad cross section of over 50 community based organizations, agencies, churches, businesses, fraternities, sororities, social groups, individuals and community members.

    La Raza Roundtable

    La Raza Roundtable brings together community organizations, community leaders, elected officials, private and public sector representatives in leadership capacities that can impact positive change for La Raza. 


    Japanese AMERICAN citizens league-Nor. CA West. NV Pacific district

    Founded in 1929, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. The JACL monitors and responds to issues that enhance or threaten the civil and human rights of all Americans and implements strategies to effect positive social change, particularly to the Asian Pacific American community.

    Asian Americans for Community Involvement

    Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) is Santa Clara County’s largest community-based organization focused on the Asian community. Our mission is to improve the health, mental health and well-being of individuals, families and the Asian community. 

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