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

IPCC Report on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has labeled the global climate change crisis Code Red. It is irreversible, inevitable, and unprecedented. World leaders say: “We can’t wait to tackle the Climate Crisis. The signs are unmistakable. The science is undeniable. And the cost of inaction keeps mounting.”—President Joe Biden, United States of America  “Nobody’s … Read more

Haiti on the Brink of Anarchy

With a constitutional referendum due in September and also with presidential and legislative elections due, mercenaries on the 7th of July 2021, took the fate of the Caribbean island of Haiti into their own hands when they assassinated President Jovenel Moïse. It begs the question whether this is the new genre of determining the will … 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

Combating Systemic Racism in Public Health

On April 8, 2021, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, declared racism a serious public health threat. This is a governmental acknowledgement that certain policies and practices are in place for the purpose of denying equal access to rights, privileges, benefits, and services based on race and ethnicity. … Read more

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides, Who Pays

Today’s far-right Republican Party has been terrified of “Replacement” since Democratic gains in the 2018 national and state midterms, and the election of President Joe Biden in 2020. The increasing numbers of non-white voters has resulted in new voter restriction laws in 43 states:  fewer voting stations, decreased hours available for voting, more difficulty in … Read more

PPC Statement on Recent Violence in Gaza

“Everyone – Jewish, Muslim or non-religious should be on the same page here. The violence should be condemned. The civilian casualties should be unacceptable to all of us regardless of our religion. The Biden/Harris Team needs to step away from behind the scenes and be very clear that our tax payer funds should not be … Read more

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