100 Years of WNDC
The Woman’s National Democratic Club (WNDC) was founded in 1922 at a pivotal time in American history — just two years after the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women the right to vote. After a struggle that began more than 70 years before at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, women were no longer to be denied all the rights and privileges of citizenship.
In November 1920, many women cast their votes for the first time. While the right to vote remained — and remains — under attack for far too many Americans, WNDC is rooted in the principle of putting our democracy in the hands of the people.
The first organization for Democratic women in Washington, DC, WNDC opened its doors near the White House in 1924. The Club provided a social setting for political dialogue between visiting Democrats and local residents who had been excluded from national suffrage — and who continue to be denied full representation to this day.