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ABOUT

DCDWC

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OUR HISTORY

The DCDWC was chartered in 1966 as a means of preparing and training women for elective office and for supporting women candidates. Our mission is to educate women about the Democratic Party and to motivate women to seek leadership positions within the Party.

OUR NETWORK

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OUR MISSION

Women Transforming and Influencing the World of Politics in Washington, D.C.

Support women aspiring to and currently serving in politically elective and appointed offices.

Stimulate interest, educate women and build electorate capacity in political action strategies and activities.

Create a liaison between District of Columbia political stakeholders and the Democratic National Cmt. 

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OUR TIMELINE

Executive Leadership

The empowered women below are responsible for leading the DC Democratic Women’s Club. The leaders come from all walks of life with a diverse background in politics, education, public relations, law, and technology.

Executive Committee Chairs 

Through our committees, DCDWC Members contribute their time, energy, and expertise in organizing around important social issues, building personal and organizational partnerships, grow passion projects— coming together to collaborate!

Executive Committees

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Communications & Technology
Committee

The Communications & Technology Committee implements a communications strategy utilizing social media, our website, monthly newsletters, and email marketing to promote Club messages and activities to our DCDWC members and the general public.  Communications & Technology Committee Members spearhead and manage the DCDWC Club's publications, social media engagement, virtual meetings,  graphic design, and traditional media relationships (community organizing & press). Follow us on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook and other community engagement forums.

Fulfilling Our Mission

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Supporting the Democratic Party

  • Sponsor and/or co-sponsor Democratic candidate debates.

  • Submit resumes of qualified Democratic Women to serve in various Democratic administrations (national and local).

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Supporting the Democratic Party

  • Participate on the DC State Committee through our elected representative

  • Attend local events

Supporting the Democratic Party

  • Host debate watch parties & GOTV activities 

  • Write and call members of the House and Senate to gain their support or express concern about important legislation

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OUR BYLAWS

How We Are Structured

Our Legislative Support

Get The Facts About Ranked Choice Voting & Semi-Closed Primaries

MYTH: Make All Votes Count DC claims that closed primaries disenfranchise non-party affiliated, independent voters.


FACT: Eligible voters are never barred from joining the Democratic Party. All registered and eligible voters can vote in a general election regardless of party affiliation. Title IV of the DC Home Rule Act inherently guarantees the right of District voters and political parties to associate together to achieve their political goals.  

 

The DC Home Rule Act specifically states that the Mayor[1], Council Members [2], and Attorney General[3] be elected on a “partisan” basis. Independent voters have made a choice not to affiliate with a party.  It is not a legitimate argument that closed primaries disenfranchise any registered and eligible voter.  In fact, semi-closed primaries are a direct attempt to suppress the Democratic voting rights in the District of Columbia guaranteed by the Home Rule Act.  Requiring that a voter be a party member to vote in a closed primary is not disenfranchisement — it is freedom of association.

Learn More at:https://www.voteno83.com/facts

Watch this Very Informative Clip

OUR GALLERY

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