STATEMENT – July 2, 2019
Since Pride Month began on June 1, Councilmember Evan Glass has received more than 300 communications with hateful sentiments about his role in promoting county-wide events celebrating the LGBTQ community. The Women's Democratic Club of Montgomery County (WDC) denounces these intimidation tactics aimed at Montgomery County's first openly gay council member. WDC recognizes the collective need to maintain vigilance of bullying tactics that target diversity in our community. WDC is proud to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community in both celebrating Pride Month and standing up for LGBTQ human rights every day of the year.
WDC is one of the largest and most active Democratic Clubs in our County with more than 600 politically engaged women and men. Read More
Loud cheers greeted Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin, at WDC’s June 6 biennial meeting at the Bethesda Marriott. To the capacity crowd, both praised outgoing president Fran Rothstein (Raskin through an original rap routine) as a champion for countless Democratic victories. Congratulating Fran and incoming president Diana Conway, they urged WDC to follow our leaders in facing the crises of our time. Read More
WDC welcomed investigative reporter, author, and magazine columnist Vicky Ward at a luncheon on May 16 at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel. The full house of WDC members and guests were eager to hear from Ms. Ward about her New York Times best-selling book, Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption.. As Ms. Ward explained upon reaching the podium, she had mostly been a New York writer, covering finance, art, and culture, before turning her attention to Washington politics.
There are several basic themes in the book. First, Jared comes from a complicated and troubled family. Next, Ivanka and Jared were supposed to be a moderating influence on Trump but have been anything but using their position for their own commercial gain and creating serious problems for the country along the way. Finally, Trump wanted them to go back to New York but he ultimately couldn’t bring himself to fire them. Read More