Woman's National Democratic Club

PRESIDENT BIDEN—CAMPAIGN PROMISE ON GUNS

According to a Washington Post editorial, “…more than 300 people are shot and more than 100 of them die” daily in America. And we only hear about the massacres, not the everyday shootings in suicides, domestic homicides, or street crimes. On April 8, President Biden became the first president to take on America’s epidemic of gun violence … Read more

Take Action on H.R. 8 & H.R. 1446

WNDC Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Member Lilly urges us to contact our Congressmembers in SUPPORT of H.R. 8 and H.R. 1146. “These two pieces of legislation are great starts to delivering real change to the American people.” https://democraticwoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Gun-Violence-Prevention-Task-Force-Video-2103.mp4 Find and contact your representatives using the link below: https://www.commoncause.org/find-your-representative/

Take Action on S. 529 and H.R. 8

URGENT CALL TO ACTION FROM WNDC TASK FORCE TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE   “The United States Senate brought dishonor upon our country yesterday. What should have been a clarifying moment to come out strong for a perfectly reasonable and bipartisan compromise to address the weaknesses in our current gun background checks, ended in failure, because enough … Read more

National Gun Violence Survivors Letter to President Biden

On February 2, the Woman’s National Democratic Club co-signed a letter to President Joe Biden outlining the steps the Biden-Harris Administration should take to address the epidemic of gun violence.  “And we, the survivors of gun violence, have come together to tell you that you cannot address the impacts of COVID-19 or eradicate systemic racism, … Read more

Joint Letter to Sen. Schumer on S. 1 “For the People Act”

On January 15, the Woman’s National Democratic Club co-signed a letter to Senator Check Schumer urging him to “act to safeguard our democracy for the long term and finally create the fair, just system Americans want and deserve.” As part of the Declaration for American Democracy (DFAD) coalition of over 80 partners, the WNDC put … Read more

Gun Violence in DC and America

Under the Trump presidency, both during COVID-19 and before, gun violence has never been a priority! Daily, we read about shootings of children in DC or Chicago or Columbus, often neighbor against neighbor or family member against family member. Homicide statistics, according to the DC Metropolitan Police Department, soared in 2020 passing 2019 numbers—a trend … Read more

GVP Coalition Letter to Biden Transition Team

Gun violence in the United States is a public health crisis. In this November 17, 2020 letter, WNDC signed, along with 86 organizations from the GVP community, to the Biden-Harris Transition Team urging immediate action on gun violence in its first 100 days in office. ”The Biden-Harris Administration has a substantial opportunity to take meaningful … Read more

Joint Letter to Senate on Supreme Court Appointment

Yesterday, the Woman’s National Democratic Club co-signed a letter to US Senate leadership and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them “against rushing through the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court in the midst of an ongoing national election.” “The Supreme Court already includes four justices who have publicly … Read more

Freedom House

Michael Abramowitz, President of Freedom House, spoke to the Club on August 4. Freedom House was co-founded byEleanor Roosevelt in 1941, as an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy in the world. It is best known for its work documenting the threats to freedom through a series of annual surveys … Read more

Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Report

NRA While their leadership is weakened, membership dropping, and legal suits mounting, they still have their tradeassociation, The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). According to Newtown Action Alliance, the trade associationfor the firearms industry announced that the firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson contributed $500,000 to its “#GUNVOTEvoter registration and education campaign.” American Outdoor, formerly known … Read more