Woman's National Democratic Club

What We Should be Getting from the Media: Biden’s Gift to Democracy

This moment brings in the high relief why the media and its commentators  have been so bad at covering a truly enormous event in global history: the Russian invasion of Ukraine and not only its peoples brave defense of their land and their democratic freedoms but citizens of the world taking to their streets to … Read more

Post-Cold War Institutions Confront a Rapacious Dictator

In our despair at the reckless destruction we see Putin inflicting on Ukraine, it is too easy to discount the importance of the European security architecture that US administrations have worked with our allies to create since the end of the Cold War. While it is true that these institutions cannot impose instant solutions to … Read more

Slow Reveal: Ukraine Crisis Reveals Strength Is in Acting Together with Allies

The latest in a series of documentaries on American presidents was on President George W. Bush. It ends with his decision to invade Iraq in what became the Second Iraq War. The reason for this decision was given as the importance of taking strong action following the 9/11 attack. The majority of those counseling him … Read more

Fishing in Troubled Waters: Russia and Culture Wars

This week, as we focus on the dangerous situation caused by the Russian build-up on the Ukraine border and the efforts by the Biden Administration in the UN Security Council and in bilateral exchanges to counter Russian expansionism, we should not lose sight of a larger pattern of Russian aggression in the US and in … Read more

Moving America One Step Closer to Becoming a More Perfect Union

When President Biden promised during his campaign to nominate the first African American female to the US Supreme Court, the hue and cry from the far right was predictable. Senator Mitch McConnell who engineered a blockade of the last nominee from a Democratic president, Merrick Garland, warned Biden against basing his selection on the demands … Read more

WNDC Statement in Support of the DC Elections Modernization Amendment Act of 2021

The Woman’s National Democratic Club supports the provisions of the Elections Modernization Act of 2021. An effective democracy that works for all citizens must include systems and processes that make it easy for all citizens to vote in free and fair elections. Many of the provisions of this bill were implemented during the 2020 election … Read more

The True Face of Glenn Youngkin

Now that he is safely elected and about to take office as Governor of Virginia, Glenn Youngkin is showing what his real policies are going to be.  As he infamously said to his base voters in a video released before the election, he had to be moderate in his campaign to ensure support from independents, … Read more

Democracy, Voting Rights & the Environment

Across our nation, states like Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina are limiting access to the vote by those likely to vote Democratic: Black and Brown voters, college students, and indigenous people.  States with Republican-majority legislatures, even some with Democratic governors like North Carolina, are not only changing the rules to limit access to the vote, … Read more

WNDC PPC Action Plan 2022

2022 is the year to protect our democracy. It’s urgent, and all hands on deck. Each of us has a role. You can choose how to get involved, depending on your available time (have 5 minutes? 20? half a day?) and your preferences (like to bang out emails? prefer talking to people? enjoy social media?). … Read more