Press Releases

Twelve Years of Helping Families in Need Through the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 24, 2016 – The largest timed Thanksgiving weekend race in the United States is once again off and running with nearly 25,000 people participating in the 12th Annual Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” race to help local charities and those in need by supporting the Silicon Valley Leadership Group .. read more

On December 2nd, 2016, posted in: Press Releases by

Measure B Statement from Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino

“Measure B’s success is a tribute to the vision and values of Silicon Valley voters. We don’t whine about traffic problems; instead, we find winning solutions to our traffic problems. The component parts of Measure B are like a jigsaw puzzle, in which each individual piece is important, but how it fits together leads to .. read more

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Teams Up with Hack Foster Care Coalition to Improve the Lives of Foster Youth

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Teams Up with Hack Foster Care Coalition to Improve the Lives of Foster Youth Local Tech Companies to Support Regional Initiative to Transform Foster Care System SAN JOSE – November 2, 2016 — Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation today announced a strategic partnership with the Hack Foster Care coalition of .. read more

On November 2nd, 2016, posted in: Press Releases by

2016 Election Recommendations: State and Regional

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is a non-partisan, public policy organization which does not endorse candidates. However, we do take positions on ballot propositions and measures that impact our economic health and quality of life for Silicon Valley and the state. Listed below are our recommendations on several California propositions and regional measures on the .. read more

On October 7th, 2016, posted in: Press Releases by

Mayor Liccardo, Supervisor Chavez and Santa Clara County School Board Members Celebrate International Walk to School Day With Focus on Benefits of Measure B

Measure B will bring $250 million toward improving bicycle and pedestrian safety, especially near schools, funding programs such as Safe Routes to Schools October 5, 2016 – As schools across the U.S. celebrate “Walk to School Day,” Santa Clara County officials, superintendents and community leaders are hosting a news conference to discuss the importance of .. read more

On October 7th, 2016, posted in: Press Releases by

CTC Commissioner and Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino on CalSTA Funding for BART to Silicon Valley and Caltrain Electrification

August 15, 2016 – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group applauds today’s action by the California State Transportation Agency that will bring $20 million to Silicon Valley to continue critical work to extend BART through San Jose all the way to the Santa Clara Caltrain station. “Through Secretary’s Kelley’s commitment that the Administration is stepping forward .. read more

On August 16th, 2016, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Statement on Homelessness

San Jose – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group has a long-history of proactively leading and supporting statewide housing efforts like Proposition 1C (2006) and 46 (2002), which generated a combined $4.95 billion for affordable homes and homeless housing. In addition, in 2000, the Leadership Group was the driving force in establishing the Housing Trust Silicon .. read more

On June 29th, 2016, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Statement on Hillary Clinton’s Tech and Innovation Initiative

“The Silicon Valley Leadership Group applauds presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for presenting her Initiative on Technology & Innovation. The Initiative reflects many of the policy priorities of the Leadership Group’s 400 member companies, including diversifying the STEM pipeline, increasing fundamental research funding, improving national digital infrastructure and strengthening cybersecurity. Clinton’s proposal conveys a vested interest .. read more

Trans-Pacific Partnership Supported by 57 Percent of Santa Clara County Voters

Contact: Nancy Sanchez / nsanchez@svlg.org / 408-501-7879 Silicon Valley Leadership Group Poll: Trans-Pacific Partnership Supported by 57 Percent of Santa Clara County Voters San Jose, CA – May 20, 2016 – A Silicon Valley Leadership Group poll of 600 likely Santa Clara County voters revealed that 57 percent would support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), versus 29 percent .. read more

Voters Likely to Support Santa Clara County Affordable Housing Bond

Contact: Nancy Sanchez / nsanchez@svlg.org / 408-501-7879 Silicon Valley Leadership Group Poll: Santa Clara County Voters Likely to Support Santa Clara County Affordable Housing Measure to Find Solutions for Veterans, Homeless, Seniors and the Disabled San Jose, CA – May 19, 2016 – A poll conducted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group found that a .. read more