Woman's National Democratic Club

Dizzying Pace of Activity Addressing Gun Violence on Capitol Hill

Honestly, there’s been so much activity around the issue of common-sense gun reform on Capitol Hill the past month that our heads are literally (well almost) spinning. Let us try to break it down for you: Keeping its promise, the House passed two bills the end of February to rein in gun violence. On February … Read more

Speaker Pelosi Delivering on Promise of Gun Violence Action

As promised, Madam Speaker delivered promptly after the opening of the 116th Congress on legislation to curtail gun violence, something that has been way too long in coming. On January 8, the House ceremoniously introduced H.R. 8, “The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019,” legislation requiring background checks on all gun sales, unveiled in remembrance … Read more

Where U.S. House Members Stand on “March for our Lives” Gun Policy Agenda

A recent Washington Post survey of US House members regarding their stand on common sense gun proposals put forth by Parkland student activists revealed the following: Only 12% of Republicans (29 out of 237) responded, and most of those who did came out strongly against the proposals. Happily, most of the Democratic delegation did respond … Read more

Pressure Builds on Investment Firms to Confront the “Risk Exposure” of Gun Manufacturing Investments

At a briefing April 18 organized by the WNDC Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention, staff from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence maintained that there has been a “cultural shift” regarding the NRA. Take, for example, the growing number of congressional members who now boast of their “F” rating from the organization. Just two … Read more

Resolution Expressing Solidarity with the Parkland Students and their “NeverAgain Movement

WHEREAS:  On February 14, 2018, 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were innocently slaughtered by yet another shooter with a military-style assault rifle; and WHEREAS: This mass shooting represents the second deadliest shooting at a U.S. public school after Sandy Hook and the 10th deadliest shooting in over … Read more