Be an Advocate with SVCN
"When the world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful"
- Malala Yousafzai
Advocacy is a necessary and powerful means to enact change. As nonprofit organizations, it is important that we advocate for the voices in our communities that have been historically silenced and repressed. We must amplify their calls by taking all the necessary steps and actions to create a more just and equitable world. SVCN is committed to advocating for the nonprofit sector and for the communities in which our nonprofits serve. Everyone has the power to advocate and be an ally, and SVCN is here to provide resources and best practices for nonprofit organizations to utilize when advocating for themselves and their communities.
Local Elected Officials
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor Mike Wasserman - District 1
Phone: (408) 299-5010
Supervisor Cindy Chavez - District 2
Phone: (408) 299-5020
Supervisor Otto Lee - District 3
Phone: (408) 299-5030
Supervisor Mike Susan Ellenberg - District 4
Phone: (408) 299-5040
Supervisor Joe Simitian - District 5
Phone: (408) 299-5050
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City of San Jose City Council
Mayor Sam Liccardo
Phone: (408) 535-4800
Councilmember Raul Peralez - District 3
Phone: (408) 535-4903
Vice Mayor Charles Jones - District 1
Phone: (408) 535-4901
Councilmember David Cohen - District 4
Phone: (408) 535-4904
Councilmember Sergio Jimenez - District 2
Phone: (408) 535-4902
Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco - District 5
Phone: (408) 535-4905
Nonprofit Rules and Regulations
As a nonprofit organization, it is imperative to engage in appropriate advocacy activities that support our communities. It is equally important to understand the difference between advocacy and lobbying. All lobbying is considered advocacy but not all advocacy is lobbying, and it is vital that as nonprofits we understand this distinction. Further, we must understand and comply with rules and regulations related to nonprofit lobbying to most efficiently enact change within the constraints of government guidelines.
Continuity of Payment to Nonprofits -- Proposed Santa Clara County Policy*
Statement of Kyra Kazantzis, SVCN CEO, on Coronavirus*
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Past Advocacy Records (Pre-2016)
Past Advocacy Records (Post-2016)
Ballot Measures, Measure A
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Measure E & V in San Jose
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April 2018-19, Staff to Storm Board Chambers?
You're almost through the day! Keep up the good work!!!
- Josh R
Pandemic Relief Efforts, CADRE, and more!
Last one!! Woohoo!!
- Joshua Raymundo
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Living Wage for CBO Contractors
Living Wage Recommendations (2nd Draft)
Senior Nutrition Program
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