Woman's National Democratic Club

Oppose Senate GOP JUSTICE Act

The Woman’s National Democratic Club co-signed a letter to all US Senators in firm opposition to the Senate GOP JUSTICE Act (S.3985). This bill falls short of the comprehensive reform needed to address the current policing crisis in the country and achieve meaningful law enforcement accountability. The current protests in our cities are a response … Read more

Keep DC Alive – Stop Gun Violence

The WNDC, together with 65 organizations and individuals, signed and sent a letter prepared by the DC Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, to Mayor Bowser and the DC Council, urging action: “to make eliminating gun violence a top priority and to make a substantial and long-term commitment to fund a comprehensive gun … Read more

Gun Violence Safety Action—at the State Level

Virginia had a very successful legislative session! Most of Governor Northam’s gun safety package passed both houses this session, except for the “ban on assault weapons.” Bills include: Background Checks; One-Handgun-A-Month Purchases; Red Flag (allows law enforcement to temporarily prohibit someone at risk to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing firearms); Extension of Firearms … Read more

Gun Violence Prevention: Policy Update

Gun Violence in America—Will Senators Follow Their Constituents and Act?! People say the Congress doesn’t respond, but let’s be specific here! The Senate doesn’t respond; the House does! The second week of September the House Judiciary Committee marked up three bills, which should be on the House floor by early October. They are: The Red … Read more

What’s New on the Gun Violence Prevention Front

WNDC joined 221 other advocacy organizations in signing a gun violence research letter sent to House and Senate leadership and members of both Appropriations Committees. The letter generally speaks to the public health emergency of gun violence and specifically urges Congress to appropriate 50 million dollars in the FY 2020 budget for the Centers for Disease … Read more

Dizzying Pace of Activity Addressing Gun Violence on Capitol Hill

Honestly, there’s been so much activity around the issue of common-sense gun reform on Capitol Hill the past month that our heads are literally (well almost) spinning. Let us try to break it down for you: Keeping its promise, the House passed two bills the end of February to rein in gun violence. On February … Read more

Speaker Pelosi Delivering on Promise of Gun Violence Action

As promised, Madam Speaker delivered promptly after the opening of the 116th Congress on legislation to curtail gun violence, something that has been way too long in coming. On January 8, the House ceremoniously introduced H.R. 8, “The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019,” legislation requiring background checks on all gun sales, unveiled in remembrance … Read more

WNDC Statement: Carnage at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

Members of the Woman’s National Democratic Club are outraged and sickened over Saturday’s horrific slaughter of our fellow human beings during Jewish Shabbat services. We are witnessing yet another mass shooting rampage brought about by a lethal combination: hate and an obscene and easy access to military-style weapons. An assassin’s act of hate-fueled violence has … Read more

What Has Been the Impact of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law on the Homicide Rate? New Analysis Shows Starkly Increased Bloodshed

Last week the Center for American Progress Action Fund released an analysis showing that approximately 4,200 people have been killed by guns and that these murders were a “direct result of its ‘stand your ground” law passed in 2005.”  This represents a 31.6% increase in the homicide rate and an increase of 8% over the … Read more

Roll Call Rates Ten House Republican Seats the Most Vulnerable: Eight Democratic Challengers are Gun Sense Candidates!

This week Roll Call posted an article entitled “The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members in 2018 List Remains All Republican.”  My own research has revealed that of those 10 seats, 8 are races where the Democratic challengers have been endorsed by one or more major gun reform advocacy groups as candidates who stand for gun … Read more