Woman's National Democratic Club

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

COVID Threats to Reproductive Rights

The pandemic has made abortion harder for women to access in some states, including Texas, since abortion was deemed not essential. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) doesn’t have to overturn Roe v Wade in order to make it difficult for women to access birth control and abortion. On July 8, SCOTUS ruled against the … Read more