Move forward together to elect our Democratic nominees
Women's Democratic Club Blog
by Tazeen Ahmad
1w ago
Congratulations to all the candidates who emerged victorious in Tuesday’s primary elections! Your hard work and dedication have paid off, and now it's time for us to come together as a party and ensure we elect Democrats up and down the ballot in November.   To those who didn't prevail, we salute you for the time and dedication you put into running for office. Our democracy is better because of the willingness of people like you and your teams to give their money, time, and energy to participate in the democratic process.    As many of you know, WDC’s bylaws prohi ..read more
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Tommy Raskin Speaker: Robyn Nietert
Women's Democratic Club Blog
by WDC
1w ago
Robyn Nietert is the President of the Women’s Microfinance Initiative. She explains how her organization started and the profound changes it has helped women in Uganda make to their lives. Watch the video here ..read more
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U.S. District 6 Democratic Congressional Candidates Forum
Women's Democratic Club Blog
by WDC
1M ago
View a video of the entire D6 Forum here ..read more
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Earth Day Conversation with Sarah Bloom Raskin
Women's Democratic Club Blog
by WDC
1M ago
It was a WDC Happy Hour with a Purpose as we spoke with Sarah Bloom Raskin who is the Special United Nations Environmental Consultant. She talked about Climate, the environment and “net zero.” See the gallery of photos here. Watch the video here ..read more
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Happy Sine Die!
Women's Democratic Club Blog
by Tazeen Ahmad
1M ago
April 8 was the final day of the Maryland General Assembly’s 2024 legislative session. Congratulations to all legislators, advocates, and to WDC’s passionate, dedicated, and all-volunteer advocacy team, led by WDC Advocacy co-chairs Cynthia Rubenstein and Melissa Bender. I am grateful for your service to Marylanders everywhere. Out of 25 WDC priority bills that made Crossover, 19 passed in both Chambers by Sine Die and are headed to Governor Moore’s desk. I was thrilled to see SJ1, the resolution to affirm the federal Equal Rights Amendment, pass both houses. With the growing number of states ..read more
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Barbara McQuade's new book, "Attack from Within"
Women's Democratic Club Blog
by WDC
1M ago
Barbara McQuade talks about how disinformation imperils democracy. View the video of Ms. McQuade’s discussion with WDC here ..read more
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Democratic U.S. Senate Candidates Forum
Women's Democratic Club Blog
by WDC
1M ago
March 2, 2024, saw a hefty turnout for the Democratic U.S. Senate Candidates Forum, which was moderated by the Washington Post's columnist, Jennifer Rubin. The forum, held at Montgomery Blair High School Auditorium, was attended by approximately 600 attentive area residents and featured Democratic Senate candidates, Angela Alsobrooks, Marcellus Crews, Brian Frydenborg, Robert Houton, Steven Seuferer, David Trone, and Andrew Wildman. It was sponsored by the Montgomery County WDC and the Greater Silver Spring Democratic Club.  Photos courtesy Ed Kimmel ..read more
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Del. Bernice Mireku-North: Abundant Ideas and Spirit of Reform Mark Her First Term
Women's Democratic Club Blog
by Carol May
2M ago
Appointed to represent District 14 less than one week before the 2023 General Session convened, Del. Bernice Mireku-North brings a holistic view of state issues and how they impact county government, residents, and youth. She taps into her experience as a former assistant state’s attorney, criminal defense attorney, and co-chair of the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force, among other positions, to support bills that improve the overall health and mental health of Maryland’s communities and make residents safer. In the following interview, Del. Mireku-North talks about the impact some of the ..read more
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Don’t delay Montgomery County school construction any longer, it’s time for a progressive recordation tax increase
Women's Democratic Club Blog
by Laura Stewart
2M ago
[UPDATE] On May 9, the council voted 7–4 to increase the recordation tax premium rate while leaving the base rate and school implement rate unchanged. This past week, a second round of delays for school construction projects were considered by the Montgomery County Council due to lower revenue projections. Damascus High School, Magruder High School and Highland View Elementary School received the bad news in this round. Damascus High was delayed in 2020 and the other two projects were included in last year’s cuts which included 8 project delays. The last few years have included many scho ..read more
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Del. Jheanelle Wilkins: Health and Well Being of Constituents Comes First
Women's Democratic Club Blog
by Carol May
2M ago
With a passion for leading change, Del. Wilkins has earned a collection of firsts during her two terms representing District 20. She is the youngest person elected to represent Montgomery County as well as the first Black woman to serve as a District 20 delegate and the youngest and first Black woman to serve as parliamentarian. Further, in the history of Maryland’s Legislative Black Caucus—the largest in the country—she is the first person from Montgomery County as well as the youngest and first woman to chair the organization. As chair, Del. Wilkins strives to take the organization to the n ..read more
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