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Upcoming Events

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  • Winning Wednesday

    Winning Wednesday donkey with "vote" postersWinning Wednesdays


    Starting September 4th (evening)

    Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

    Type: Canvassing, Phone-banking, Post Card Writing

    After a brief (and much enjoyed) summer hiatus, we rev into the Fall ready to rally! Winning Wednesdays are back every week! From now until Nov 5, we will be focussing on getting out the vote for the crucial state elections in Virginia, as well as other state elections around the country. We need to win only 2 State Senate seats and 2 House of Delegate seats to regain a Democratic majority in the Virginia General Assembly.

    The WNDC will be supporting races for the State Senate that are currently held by Republicans in districts that lean Democratic, races for the State House that were won by Democrats in 2017 but need to be protected, as well as State House races that can viably unseat Republican incumbents.

    Join us every Wednesday from 6-8 pm as we make calls, write letters and postcards, raise money and work together to make a difference.

    This September, we will be joined by Swing Left Columbia Heights and Sister District.

    PRICE: Free, but registration is appreciated

    REGISTER HERE for September 25th

  • DC Statehood Hearing
    Outline of DC with flag over itDC Statehood Hearing
    Thursday, September 19, 2019 (morning)

    TIME: 10:00 am

    TYPE: Watch Event


    On September 19th, the House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee is holding a historic hearing on the Washington DC Admission Act H.R. 51. This is a huge opportunity to show Congress the people of DC want full equality, full representation, and full self-government. All supporters of democracy, including allies from the states, are urged to attend the hearing to show it is time to end taxation without representation. Attend the hearing, drive turnout, volunteer to help raise awareness, become a part of the welcome team at the Rayburn Building! Find ways to get involved at showup4dc.com/get-involved. The WNDC will also be screening the hearing, and all those who cannot go up to Capitol Hill are welcome to watch at the Club.

    PRICE: Free

  • Helen Zughaib: Painting the Syrian Migration and Anti-immigrant Sentiment

    For temp web (1)Helen Zughaib: Painting the Syrian Migration and Anti-immigrant Sentiment

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (mid-day)

    TIME: 1-2pm | Bar opens at 11:30am | Lunch served at 12:15pm

    TYPE:  Speaker Luncheon


    In late 2010, “Arab Spring” ushered in high hopes for change in the Middle East. Optimism abounded. But, as the months and years have passed, this Arab Spring has devolved into a hideous war in Syria and there is no end in sight.

    Over the past three years, acclaimed Washington-based artist Helen Zughaib has created a series of 25 paintings that tell the stories of Syrian refugees fleeing war, starvation, chemical attacks, and imprisonment. The inspiration for her series was the narrative painting of Jacob Lawrence’s 1940-41 “Migration Series” depicting  the mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between World War I and World War II. 

    Helen Zughaib will walk us through her Syrian migration series and Mr. Lawrence’s companion paintings. The result is a personal and powerful narrative that “show(s) the dignity, beauty, and perseverance of people fleeing in hopes of a better life.”

    Stories My Father Told Me by Helen Zughaib  will be available for purchase and signing.

    PRICE: $25 members | $30 non-members | $10 lecture only



  • A WNDC Politics Hour with Jonetta Rose Barras

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    A WNDC Politics Hour with jonetta rose barras

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 (lunchtime)

    TIME: 1-2pm | Bar opens at 11:30am | Lunch served at 12:15pm

    TYPE: Speaker Luncheon


    Join us for a discussion on the latest happenings in the District of Columbia with jonetta rose barras.  jonetta rose barras will discuss the status of statehood, the District’s budget, the up-coming election in Ward 2, and development and big business in DC, among other topics of interest to all District residents.
    A best-selling author and award-winning journalist, Ms. barras has become a Washington, DC institution. She has written investigative reports, breaking news stories, and opinion editorials for many of the media organizations in the nation’s capital, including the Washington Post, Washington Examiner, Washington City Paper, and Washington Times. She hosted her own weekly radio show for 5 years on the 50,000-watt WPFW-FM radio station in Washington, DC.  Following that stint, she served for more than 6 years as political analyst and co-host for the NPR affiliate WAMU-FM radio show, The Politics Hour with Kojo and Jonetta. She currently writes a weekly column for the online news site THEDCLine.org.

    PRICE: $25 members | $30 non-members | $10 lecture only


  • Ward 2 DC Council Democratic Debate Forum

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    Ward 2 DC Council Democratic Candidate Forum

    Thursday, September 26

    Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

    Type: Forum

    Join the Woman’s National Democratic Club and co-hosts DC for Democracy, Jews United for Justice, Greater Greater Washington, DC Working Families Party, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, SEIU 32BJ, Gertrude Stein Democrats, DC Democratic Women’s Club, Washington Teacher’s Union, and others to ask candidates for DC’s Ward 2 Council seat about their vision and priorities for the Ward and the District.

    Candidates Kishan Putta, Patrick Kennedy, Jordan Grossman, John Fanning, and Daniel Hernandez are confirmed to attend. Councilmember Jack Evans has not filed for re-election but has been invited.

    PRICE: Free, but registration is appreciated.


  • In Conversation with Robin Wright
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    In Conversation with Robin Wright

    Thursday, October 3, 2019 (lunchtime)

    TIME: 1-2pm | Bar opens at 11:30am | Lunch served at 12:15pm

    TYPE: Speaker Luncheon



    Celebrated Foreign Affairs analyst, journalist, author and Wilson Center Distinguished Fellow, Robin Wright will join us at the WNDC for an analysis of the current situation in the Middle East, with a particular focus on the brewing US-Iran tensions. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the author of eight books and a frequent contributor to the New Yorker. Ms. Wright has reported from 140 countries and is a frequent guest analyst on news programs.

    PRICE: $25 members | $30 non-members | $10 lecture only


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