Reasons To Get Involved
For 60 years, the Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County, Maryland (WDC) has been helping elect Democrats, supporting Democratic programs, and educating voters on local, state, and national issues. When Eleanor Roosevelt spoke to the Club at its very first luncheon in 1957, she began a tradition of lively exchanges with leading politicians, authors, academics, journalists and policy makers that continues today.
Join with other activists to make a difference. Come to a WDC event or attend our monthly Happy Hours to connect with WDC members and other party activists. Strengthen the Democratic Party by participating in phone banks, canvasses, and voter registration drives. Go to Annapolis as part of WDC’s Advocacy Day. Partner with Democratic legislators to advocate for state and local policies that help women and families. Testify before the State legislature or County Council. Help organize candidate forums and issue-oriented education programs.
Examine critical state and local issues. Attend a WDC panel discussion or house party to find out who makes policy and how issues are being addressed. Past sessions have covered domestic violence, poverty, the Affordable Care Act, immigration reform, the County’s changing demographics, and civility in public life.
Learn from high-profile speakers who make the news. Attend our monthly Speaker Series at local restaurants. Past speakers have included Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett; Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; nationally known columnists Margaret Carlson, Ruth Marcus, and Clarence Page; political strategist David Axelrod; and U.S. Senators and Representatives.
Network with a great group of politically active women and men. Our members are smart, engaged, and friendly. They include State Delegates and Senators, County Council representatives, State and local Party officials, and activists with political campaigns, government agencies, and non-profits.
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