Woman's National Democratic Club

Birch Bayh

Birch Bayh By Barbara Dixon, Former Legislative Assistant to Birch Bayh (1974-1979) Sen. Bayh Addressing a Group of Students For decades now, women and girls across America have been the beneficiaries of the accomplishments of Birch Bayh, the former senator from Indiana. Tennis legend Billie Jean King may have said it best. “You simply cannot … Read more

Edith Green, the Mother of Title IX

Edith Green, the Mother of Title IX By Margaret Dunkle, First Chair of National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education Representative Edith Starrett Green When Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 became law, there were just 13 women in Congress—fewer than 3%—compared with almost 30% today.  One of the most senior of … Read more

The Indomitable Bunny Sandler

The Indomitable Bunny Sandler By Marty Langelan, Past President of the National Woman’s Party Photo of Bunny Sandler (right) with Margaret Dunkle at WNDC Event, 1977 Bernice (Bunny) Sandler was the Godmother of Title IX. In the 1960s, there were no laws against sex discrimination in education. Many college departments denied admission to female students and refused … Read more

Title IX 50 Years Later

Title IX 50 Years Later By Morgan Nguyen, Girls Inc. Participant The original objective of the Education Amendment’s 1972 Title IX was to prohibit sex discrimination in all federally funded educational institutions. The decision resulted in a substantial expansion in women’s access to education. Today, many girls and young women have lived their entire lives … Read more

Title IX, 50 Years After Passage

Title IX, 50 Years After Passage By Kate Tully, Student Organizer for Know Your IX From Stanford to UMass Amherst, swaths of students across the country are demanding action on campus sexual violence. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, we turn toward the trail-blazing activists who have worked to actualize a more equitable … Read more

Title IX Pushed Progress, But Not Equally

Title IX pushed progress, but not equally by Sherry Boschert, journalist and author of “37 Words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination” In 1972 Congress carved a set of tools for girls and women who already had been demanding fairness when it passed Title IX of the Education Amendments, prohibiting sex discrimination … Read more

Women’s Health & Women’s Rights Spotlight: The 2022 Maryland Legislative Session

By Grayson Elise Hanes, Spring 2022 Operations Intern The 2022 Maryland Legislative session has been underway in Annapolis since January 12. Two bills of note could pass or perish before sine die (signing day) on April 11. The Time to Care Act of 2022 (SB275/HB8) The Time to Care Act seeks to ensure that Marylanders … Read more

Op-Ed: LGBTQ+ Youth & Sex Education

By Grayson Elise Hanes, Spring 2022 Operations Intern It’s no secret that sexual education in American schools is inadequate and that this failure has dire consequences for American youth. Since the emergence of abstinence-only sex education in the 1990s, we have failed to provide American students with the information they need. The US continues to … Read more

WNDC Proof of Vaccination Requirement

The health and safety of our staff, members, guests and tenants is our highest priority. Until further notice, we are taking the following steps to help ensure protection against the COVID-19 virus: Anyone wishing to enter the Whittemore House must submit proof of full vaccination in the form of a Vaccination Card from the Centers … Read more