The Democratic Party and the White, Working Class

Much has been made of the significance of the white working class vote in the 2016 presidential election. Since the New Deal the Democrats have been able to rely on this voting block—especially in the Industrial Midwest. Up… Read More

ACA Repeal: Fig Leaf for Cutting Taxes and Federally Funded Health Care

The American Health Care Act, recently passed by the House of Representatives, shows the president’s and the Republican- dominated Congress’s willingness to take healthcare from millions of Americans. The effort to repeal Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), reveals… Read More

POTUS 45 versus the Earth and Environment

At this writing, the implications of the current administration for the earth and the environment are all horrifying. The greatest dangers to the health of our country and our planet besides POTUS 45 are three of his chosen… Read More

President’s Ego Trumps Voting Rights

More than 100 days into the Trump presidency, Democrats still take bitter solace from Hillary Clinton’s three-million-vote victory in the popular vote.  Having witnessed a similar scenario with Al Gore’s popular vote victory over George W. Bush, organizations… Read More

Global Women–Targeted but Rising

An estimated 4.5 million people worldwide sailed through the streets worldwide for the Women’s March, protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump. The president’s war on women (coincidentally?) began immediately:  Slashing Global Aid:  Major decreases in international aid for… Read More

Trumpian Education: 1,320 More Days to Go?

The Trump Administration’s first 100 days have come and gone, and we are beginning to see the outline of his educational policies and their potentially destructive impact on our nation’s schools. The president and his education secretary, Betsy… Read More

Challenges to Social and Economic Justice

Despite a win that drew heavily upon working class, the Trump administration has advanced policies that harm its prime electorate.  His agenda caters to the wealthy and businesses, funneling concentration of wealth to the top—(even while eight men… Read More

Woman’s National Democratic Club Memorializes Jo Cox

On what would have been Jo Cox’s 42nd birthday, (June 22), the Woman’s National Democratic Club—along with Bryan Bettis, ONE, Oxfam, and the White Ribbon Alliance—held a moving memorial service for the slain champion of Syrian refugees and… Read More

WNDC Campaign Committee–Off to a Great Start!

WNDC’s 2016 Campaign Committee’s enthusiastic team is gathering momentum, meeting at the Club every Wednesday at 10:30 am to plan strategy for this crucial election season. So far we have: Met with the Laila Mohib, Director of the… Read More

TRAP Laws Are Legislative Assault–Not Safety Rules to Protect Women

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (heard by the Supreme Court on March 2) hinges on TRAP, or Targeted Regulations for Abortion Providers laws, which require clinics providing abortion services to meet the same medical standards as surgical suites… Read More