Woman's National Democratic Club

September GVP Update

Baseball or Neighborhood Shootings? America’s Pastime seems to be either baseball or neighborhood shootings! Andrew Patrick, political communications director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, referred to “shootings replacing baseball as the traditional pastime here and across America” in a recent statement after the shooting outside DC’s Nats Park in mid-July, killing 6-year-old Niyah … Read more

WNDC Resolutions Adopted by NFDW

WNDC Resolutions Adopted at 50th Convention of the National Federation of Democratic Women The Public Policy & Political Action Committee submitted the following three resolutions to be considered at the 50th NFDW Convention. These three resolutions were adopted on June 11, 2021 by an overwhelming majority, along with five others submitted from several states and … Read more

Wear Orange 2021

 WNDC’s Gun Violence Prevention Task Force is joining hands with DC Moms Demand Action to support events for Wear Orange, both virtually and in-person (June 5 and 12, respectively). On June 4, WNDC members wore orange in solidarity of the entire gun violence prevention community. Our communities deserve justice! #KeepDCAlive Mark your calendars for programs this month … Read more

GVP Coalition Letter – David Chipman as Director of the Bureau of ATF

On May 14, the final Letter to US Senate Judiciary Committee on the Nomination of David Chipman for ATF Director was submitted on behalf of a coalition of gun violence prevention organizations, including WNDC’s GVP Task Force. Read the full letter here: https://democraticwoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/GVP-Coalition-Letter-Chipman.pdf

Members React: The First 100 Days of the Biden–Harris Administration

President Joe Biden reached an important benchmark in his presidency—the first 100 days! Having passed the American Rescue Plan, restored U.S. participation in the Paris Climate Change Accord, revoked the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, gotten over 100 million COVID-19 vaccines in arms, pushing Congress to pass stimulus checks, endorsing the George Floyd Justice in … Read more

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

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